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euphorbioid
07-21-2011, 08:30 PM
This is the latest addition to my mizu-honyaki yanagiba collection. Made by Ashi Hamono, it is white steel #2 with an outstanding handle of horn (I think, it's been a while since I placed the order) and wood with metal spacers. Jon sent me the pics. Can't wait to see it "in the flesh".


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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X_NrAcqBSgc/TiipKRhPfuI/AAAAAAAAAFU/9xa5A_ZSugI/s800/IMG_0002.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6p8DW5v1QCY/TiipLuaeECI/AAAAAAAAAFo/SXJ1cX5nrmM/s800/IMG_0008.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-clrq3OkmALU/TiipMUF1A_I/AAAAAAAAAF8/xicwZ9Prn74/s800/IMG_0014.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zKF3O74Jaxs/TiipO8bBHxI/AAAAAAAAAGo/VH3TixsT6zE/s800/IMG_0027.JPG

riverie
07-21-2011, 08:33 PM
Very cool knife, especially the handle. Congratz...

monty
07-21-2011, 08:53 PM
Really nice!

Eamon Burke
07-21-2011, 09:36 PM
So it was YOOOUUUU


That is a really great looking knife, seriously! It's got it all going on!

mainaman
07-21-2011, 09:42 PM
great looking knife, enjoy

Dave Martell
07-21-2011, 10:00 PM
The pictures of this one need to be posted....DA-YaMN! :)


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--21DV1ZKHs8/TiipKUJfyiI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/BmxL-VeHreo/s800/IMG_0003.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X_NrAcqBSgc/TiipKRhPfuI/AAAAAAAAAFU/9xa5A_ZSugI/s800/IMG_0002.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6p8DW5v1QCY/TiipLuaeECI/AAAAAAAAAFo/SXJ1cX5nrmM/s800/IMG_0008.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-clrq3OkmALU/TiipMUF1A_I/AAAAAAAAAF8/xicwZ9Prn74/s800/IMG_0014.JPG


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zKF3O74Jaxs/TiipO8bBHxI/AAAAAAAAAGo/VH3TixsT6zE/s800/IMG_0027.JPG

apicius9
07-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Very cool handle, similar to what I wanted to try if I ever have time... Just wondering: Are these spacers curved or is that just an illusion? Even more in the other one you posted, it almost looks like they are curved and the other materials are carved to match them.

Stefan

Dave Martell
07-21-2011, 10:18 PM
That has to be the fanciest Japanese made handle I've seen.

JohnnyChance
07-21-2011, 10:53 PM
Fanciest and farthest departure from tradition. Salty's Nenohis are pretty fancy for japanese made, but still in the traditional form.

Stefan I think it is an optical illusion. It is just glued before hand at an angle, then when you cut in the shape of the octagonal handle, the sides that are between the top and side of the handles make it look curved.

And man, that is a jaw dropper. Very nice.

JBroida
07-22-2011, 12:43 AM
actually, its a little curved... its really quite a unique piece

Eamon Burke
07-22-2011, 12:59 AM
actually, its a little curved... its really quite a unique piece

Well, the fun never ends with this one, does it?!

It'll be voted ECG Queen next year, and we'll have a parade.

JBroida
07-22-2011, 01:01 AM
sorry my pictures dont quite do it justice

apicius9
07-22-2011, 01:49 AM
actually, its a little curved... its really quite a unique piece

Wow, that must have cost a few work hours....

Stefan

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 01:51 AM
Jan, we need to get together, I have to see this one in person.

oivind_dahle
07-22-2011, 06:18 AM
Killer knife! ;)

Lefty
07-22-2011, 06:50 AM
Very nice! Nice find, and way to make it happen Jon!

euphorbioid
07-22-2011, 07:06 AM
Nice find, and way to make it happen Jon!

I can't say enough about working with Jon. He came back from Japan with great ideas and met knifemakers virtually unheard of in this country. He's been willing to work with me on payment plans. He's really been an all around mensch.

goodchef1
07-22-2011, 09:34 AM
If they decide to do it more, the Japanese can put out some ridiculous looking handles. I've seen a few here and there from them that totally blew my mind! with every type of material imaginable. I've been constantly begging Koki to find someone there to make handles like these.

kalaeb
07-22-2011, 10:57 AM
I just keep comming back to this thread, really beautiful knife.

mr drinky
07-22-2011, 11:01 AM
I think this one, Salty's scimitar, Colin's suji from Burke, and that Devin bubble wrap gyuto made for Adam are the four knives that are forever burned in my mind.

k.

euphorbioid
07-22-2011, 12:28 PM
Jan, we need to get together, I have to see this one in person.

I'm waiting on another handle from Stefan to go with the one you have been storing for nearly a year. When that gets shipped I'll drive up to see you, deliver the knives for new handles and bring this one and maybe a few others.

Dave Martell
07-22-2011, 01:46 PM
I'm waiting on another handle from Stefan to go with the one you have been storing for nearly a year. When that gets shipped I'll drive up to see you, deliver the knives for new handles and bring this one and maybe a few others.


SWEET!!! :biggrin:

mr drinky
07-22-2011, 02:00 PM
SWEET!!! :biggrin:

Is it a public viewing? Can I come? Just kidding -- sort of.

k.

UglyJoe
07-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Wow that knife is truly art. Oh, and Dave really just wants to grind on another honyaki yanagi. He's a glutton like that...

euphorbioid
07-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Is it a public viewing? Can I come? Just kidding -- sort of.

k.

OK with me. Gotta check with the boss man though.