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NO ChoP!
03-11-2014, 01:37 AM
240 mm
Ironwood, nickel silver and koa handle
Che chen saya
Ebony and abalone pin
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rfwillis
03-11-2014, 02:56 AM
Nice job. I think I've got some of those ebony saya pins laying around. That's a great idea.

NO ChoP!
03-11-2014, 08:43 AM
I wish I could claim it as my own idea, but thanks!

icanhaschzbrgr
03-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Nice project :thumbsup:

CoqaVin
03-11-2014, 10:26 AM
you made the saya and handle?

NO ChoP!
03-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Yes sir.

CoqaVin
03-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Nice job there buddy

Matus
03-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Nice design - and well executed too!

CoqaVin
03-11-2014, 11:23 AM
No chop, that knife is a pretty decent buy, how does it perform btw?

NO ChoP!
03-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Well, if you're willing to overlook a half finished grind job that's been covered up, a rough choil and spine, a simple handle, and the lack of a long emoto, it's a hell of a knife, lol.

Seriously though, the steel is great, and the geometry is actually very nice.

For a project knife, which is exactly what this is, it's perfect.

CoqaVin
03-11-2014, 11:45 AM
how is the Ginsakano steel to sharpen?

NO ChoP!
03-11-2014, 12:22 PM
It seems similar to aeb-l. I think it has a touch more carbon content.

It doesn't have any of the added elements that can make some stainless not fun to sharpen.

I've found it does have a slight patina, so I think it's barely stainless, in fact; it does have some chromium.

It took a quick edge, and didn't gum up my stones much.

CoqaVin
03-11-2014, 12:28 PM
It seems similar to aeb-l. I think it has a touch more carbon content.

It doesn't have any of the added elements that can make some stainless not fun to sharpen.

I've found it does have a slight patina, so I think it's barely stainless, in fact; it does have some chromium.

It took a quick edge, and didn't gum up my stones much.

Sounds cool

I might try this out as a project knife as well

I have had the same issue with some stainless where they aren't so stainless

marc4pt0
03-11-2014, 06:43 PM
That says looks amazing! Great work!

keithsaltydog
03-26-2014, 02:41 AM
Looking good chris