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havox07
08-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Woah that's a pretty cool idea with a removable handle. Knives beautiful as always!

Bill13
08-05-2015, 10:10 AM
Will,

Your knives/Damascus just keep getting better and better. Especially like the 4 knife set.

toddnmd
08-05-2015, 12:14 PM
More awesome and amazing stuff!

WillC
08-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Thanks all for the comments :)

theo59
08-06-2015, 03:58 AM
dude !!

WillC
10-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Here are a few extra pieces I sold recently via my Mailing list. Couple more going on later today :)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5812_zpsvtbjbhxh.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5812_zpsvtbjbhxh.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5839_zpsdfobjf1y.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5839_zpsdfobjf1y.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5848_zpshnlql5ll.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5848_zpshnlql5ll.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5854_zpsjjqlnb5f.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5854_zpsjjqlnb5f.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5859_zpsci94t9ll.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5859_zpsci94t9ll.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5860_zpskljys93o.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5860_zpskljys93o.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5861_zps9pcsvmrd.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5861_zps9pcsvmrd.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5862_zps0lx7phyd.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5862_zps0lx7phyd.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5864_zpsc4iwxfbw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5864_zpsc4iwxfbw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5866_zpsqznqcsg3.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5866_zpsqznqcsg3.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5867_zpsbnjsnus5.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5867_zpsbnjsnus5.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5868_zpsgasr2xfj.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5868_zpsgasr2xfj.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5869_zpsxjglbqfh.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5869_zpsxjglbqfh.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5879_zpsilomgdyz.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5879_zpsilomgdyz.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5888_zpsurlqgsv6.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5888_zpsurlqgsv6.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5890_zpso5ntcpy7.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5890_zpso5ntcpy7.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5892_zps3nv1ls8t.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5892_zps3nv1ls8t.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5898_zpsfgk0kcgd.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5898_zpsfgk0kcgd.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5908_zpscjoxhidw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5908_zpscjoxhidw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5915_zpse8vtmzfl.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5915_zpse8vtmzfl.jpg.html)

This one in White 1.... currently available.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5918_zpsjthi3i0d.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5918_zpsjthi3i0d.jpg.html)

WillC
12-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Special piece recently sold via my mailing list.
This one in the Iron liberated from a WW1 french cannon.....the most refined iron I have ever used no doubt and with the 1.2442. Natural stone finish on this...

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5988_zpsg3jqrmo7.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5988_zpsg3jqrmo7.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5985_zpswfq948xp.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5985_zpswfq948xp.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5991_zpsjnereovb.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5991_zpsjnereovb.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5990_zps6feimifp.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5990_zps6feimifp.jpg.html)

And a nice little forgie in mild steel clad.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5998_zpszwb9kbkb.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_5998_zpszwb9kbkb.jpg.html)

WillC
12-10-2015, 11:12 PM
British can self bump. OK?

Mrmnms
12-11-2015, 12:18 AM
These all look amazing will. Where did you first post about the French canon? I thought it was a cool story . Love the western and can't wait to see how you finish the integrals.

WillC
12-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Thanks Mike , yeah the iron is a cool story, Ill update the thread :)

WillC
01-27-2016, 01:47 PM
Some detail shots of the San Mai in historic iron and 1.2442 carbon core.

Forged Geometry so very proud of this one, has found a new home :)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6189_zpsloidewgu.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6189_zpsloidewgu.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6185_zps1o637tbf.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6185_zps1o637tbf.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6184_zpsz9ehrhld.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6184_zpsz9ehrhld.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6166_zps8lqattzp.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6166_zps8lqattzp.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6164_zpsfvi8snzy.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6164_zpsfvi8snzy.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6160_zpsv8stoxkg.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6160_zpsv8stoxkg.jpg.html)

toddnmd
01-27-2016, 08:54 PM
Great knife--steel from WWI cannon! Not surprised somebody jumped on it . . .

JohnnyChance
01-28-2016, 03:15 AM
I like the texture and grind on that one, nice work Will.

WillC
01-28-2016, 06:55 AM
Thanks Chaps, I really like the texture too it makes the iron come to life. Those little pear shape dink marks are from a little divot in my hammer dies, its a multistage forge process to get a nice clean look like that without scale getting banged in. The main forging is done at full heat, then it is pickled clean a couple of times and forged at a dull heat. The last run is done cold after fully annealing. You get some distortion on HT, but it can be corrected with some force, the cladding is really a steel, iron which has taken on carbon, probably like a blister steel I don't think its had carbon steel folded in. So the cladding has some hardness 52hrc, as opposed to a plain iron or steel which would not make a reading on the same scale on my measuring devise.

Anyway here are some details of the Integral, I just put this one up for sale on my site. Thanks Will
http://www.catchesidecutlery.com/shop.html

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6156_zpsnyfibatn.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6156_zpsnyfibatn.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6154_zps8fhviufh.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6154_zps8fhviufh.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6150_zpshlnt31bp.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6150_zpshlnt31bp.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6147_zpsu9lnrq4v.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6147_zpsu9lnrq4v.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6145_zpsgquiov6a.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6145_zpsgquiov6a.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6143_zpsvn5rptwu.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6143_zpsvn5rptwu.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6136_zpsj2pnsgea.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6136_zpsj2pnsgea.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6137_zpszdrabsma.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6137_zpszdrabsma.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6135_zpsf5ldjrdr.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6135_zpsf5ldjrdr.jpg.html)

HHH Knives
01-28-2016, 10:52 AM
Super impressive! I love your style!

chiffonodd
01-28-2016, 11:26 AM
Will, can you elaborate on what it means for a knife to have fully forged geometry? Does it mean that even the rough shape of the bevels are hammered? Excuse my ignorance :biggrin: beautiful work!

Haburn
01-28-2016, 01:30 PM
Very nice and clean suji. :doublethumbsup:

Schwartzbwithu
01-28-2016, 01:37 PM
Love that integral bolster work on the Suji, Very classy!

WillC
01-28-2016, 02:43 PM
Will, can you elaborate on what it means for a knife to have fully forged geometry? Does it mean that even the rough shape of the bevels are hammered? Excuse my ignorance :biggrin: beautiful work!

Yes not just the rough shape, the entire bevel is forged and tapers down from about 4mm to 1.5mm tip and about the same on the edge, then the blade is heat treated etc and the low ground bevels added which meet the slightly hollow tapered bevels, sounds easy but its darn hard to do and not look a complete mess, trust me Im a blacksmith :)

WillC
01-28-2016, 02:43 PM
Thanks all for your comments :)

CowichanBay
01-28-2016, 02:47 PM
Absolutely beautiful suji, impressive.

SuperSharp
01-29-2016, 12:38 AM
That textured look is eye catching. Gives it a real raw, crafted look that's refined at the same time. You do beautiful work sir.

WillC
01-29-2016, 04:33 AM
Thanks Chaps :)

WillC
02-05-2016, 08:58 AM
First ever Catcheside Fillet! Don't know why Ive not made one before, as its the first I made it a bit special, will have to make one in damascus now! Let me know what your think :)

Blade is 200mm

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6220_zps7bhrhuti.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6220_zps7bhrhuti.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6219_zpswazkeh0c.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6219_zpswazkeh0c.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6218_zpse9xjvxrx.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6218_zpse9xjvxrx.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6213_zps9zrbbxx8.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6213_zps9zrbbxx8.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6212_zpsezkoelvi.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6212_zpsezkoelvi.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6210_zpsyi1dnqyw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6210_zpsyi1dnqyw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_6207_zpswelctzs6.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_6207_zpswelctzs6.jpg.html)

Matus
02-05-2016, 09:13 AM
That filet knife is jaw dropping awesome Will.

WillC
02-05-2016, 09:20 AM
Thanks Man! I didn't really examine too carefully any fillet examples in particular, what I had in mind was something classic western boner with clear Japanese influence, I love the simple Japanese boning knife aesthetic for example. Its quite long though 200mm....

Mangelwurzel
02-05-2016, 09:31 AM
That looks awesome Will! If only I cooked more fish...

WillC
02-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Thank you kind sir :)

marc4pt0
02-05-2016, 03:05 PM
I've eye humped this filet since I opened the email. Great work man. If I didn't already have a filet I would've jumped all over this one. Really liking your take on the western handle

WillC
02-05-2016, 03:29 PM
Thanks Marc, I remember doing my first western I went a bit mad and made it fully removable and with the colour case hardened damascus! I cast more than a glancing eye over a few Rader pieces, hard not to, to my eye he makes far and away the finest looking westerns! you can see the influence in the flared scoops underneath, but in case of influence I try not to look too closely and followed my own solutions and direction, sometimes with something unfamiliar you just need a starting point!

This one was interesting as the shape of the bolster especially the scoop into the guard made a special influence on the shape there. Was quite an enjoyable process though and I'm keen to do one in damascus soon from which you will not be able to resist temptation , muhaha:)

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 03:35 PM
Thanks Marc, I remember doing my first western I went a bit mad and made it fully removable and with the colour case hardened damascus! I cast more than a glancing eye over a few Rader pieces, hard not to, to my eye he makes far and away the finest looking westerns! you can see the influence in the flared scoops underneath, but in case of influence I try not to look too closely and followed my own solutions and direction, sometimes with something unfamiliar you just need a starting point!

This one was interesting as the shape of the bolster especially the scoop into the guard made a special influence on the shape there. Was quite an enjoyable process though and I'm keen to do one in damascus soon from which you will not be able to resist temptation , muhaha:)

Your westerns are phenomenal looking. Don't think I've seen a western gyuto from you. Any reason for this or maybe I just missed one you have made?

Would you do a conversion to western on one of your blades?

WillC
02-05-2016, 03:51 PM
Hello there, yes I think thats something I would do, its not always possible to remove the plain wood handles without destroying it however, but then you would have a nice new western handle to go on..........

I've only really done westerns on my higher end work thus far but have developed a system for making them which would be suitable on simpler work....

This was a pair of which I'm particularly proud, western Composites pair...

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5643_zpsuqfcekyu.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5643_zpsuqfcekyu.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5645_zpsiyoktxxs.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5645_zpsiyoktxxs.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5623_zpsmbjg221x.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5623_zpsmbjg221x.jpg.html)

Completely and seamlessly removable too, by removing the brass screw hidden in the but, I keep meaning to make a boxed set of a knife with both western and wa handles with this system, I believe that would be a first;)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2015/_MG_5646_zpsn3ec3aym.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2015/_MG_5646_zpsn3ec3aym.jpg.html)

mikedtran
02-05-2016, 03:54 PM
Will that mechanism on your western handles is insanely cool....sent you a mail...hahahah

marc4pt0
02-06-2016, 02:10 PM
Thanks Marc, ... Was quite an enjoyable process though and I'm keen to do one in damascus soon from which you will not be able to resist temptation , muhaha:)

Crap...

Mrmnms
02-06-2016, 06:40 PM
I'm loving these Will. Please keep these in mind.

Mrmnms
02-06-2016, 06:48 PM
maybe you already have :D

Schwartzbwithu
02-07-2016, 12:39 AM
Those removable Western handles are absolutely amazing!
I'll apologize for my ignorance as I'm not totally sure why I'd want to remove a handle other than to create an "interchangeable" handle option (which I've yet to see before in my limited experience) or for maintenance I suppose? However, now that I'm thinking of it, the ability to change out handles is mind blowing to me. The very concept of having a favorite blade that I could switch handles on would make it even more universal, I'm my mind at least.

Burl Source
02-12-2016, 06:00 PM
I really like the take down feature.
Even if not for switching handles, it is a good option for thorough cleanup of the knife.

I saw this on FB. Looks like someone may have been a "troubled youth".
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hprofile-xpl1/v/t1.0-1/p160x160/12548858_1256475001034531_2915176850918912341_n.jp g?oh=595189fff1218d93721acbd4e886a1c7&oe=5737BC23

Mrmnms
02-12-2016, 10:17 PM
Nice head of hair

WillC
02-13-2016, 02:24 AM
Ha ha thanks for that Mark, more like befuddled youth ;) That was my crusty the clown haircut, was originally green, and i perfected the crusty laugh .... but after a couple of weeks turned into that yellow mop, Im mostly missing that bit of hair in the middle now :)

The removable handles came about when I was working out how to do the blued damascus bolster, fit up has to be perfect, so the pieces could be polished, blued before fixing in place. I came up with various jigs to work on parts and machined fittings to make the tang removable from the handle. So not something I could ever do efficiently I don't think on simple knives. But it does make fully servicing the blade much easier, blade and bolsters could be worked on and re-etched very easily. Its mostly just because though, to add that extra bit of thought and detail:)

MAS4T0
02-14-2016, 12:11 AM
Will,
Will you be taking any commissions this year for damascus blades with removable handles, or do we just need to keep following your threads and emails and wait for them to come up?

WillC
02-15-2016, 04:46 AM
I don't take commissions.
Would be a high end feature, for special damascus builds, which you would be covered here in WIP. and highlighted on my website and mailing list. There will be opportunity to buy either at the blade stage in damascus with custom handle options or as the finished article if I have a specific plan.
More exciting, involving and fair than a 5 year wait I think:biggrin:

WillC
03-16-2016, 08:56 AM
In further elaboration to your question. I will be taking occasional commissions on materials when they are available. For example when a batch of materials is finished I will complete an example, sale piece and take either a full commission or complete a blade and do a custom handle from the rest of the material. To me that keeps everyone happy. If your on my mailing list you won't miss anything, in future commission spots will be advertised as a sale piece would on my website. Simples :)

Here are few damascussy shots of some recent pieces.....


Feather damascus...

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6363_zpsdewsp7qr.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6363_zpsdewsp7qr.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6364_zpsqrrsiipl.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6364_zpsqrrsiipl.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6377_zpse4dzgk7n.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6377_zpse4dzgk7n.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6380_zpsvgnau7ah.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6380_zpsvgnau7ah.jpg.html)

And the Nakiri, my latest in my recent composite explorations..

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6399_zpsjevgzect.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6399_zpsjevgzect.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6405_zpszrpphgkc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6405_zpszrpphgkc.jpg.html)

Close
http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6334_zpszweexygm.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6334_zpszweexygm.jpg.html)

Closer

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6335_zpsxgzrijxp.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6335_zpsxgzrijxp.jpg.html)

Closer still

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6336_zpsz81zyskd.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6336_zpsz81zyskd.jpg.html)

Rather close

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6337_zpsqboja65l.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6337_zpsqboja65l.jpg.html)

Thanks All

Mucho Bocho
03-16-2016, 04:15 PM
Fem-o-nominal Sir Will

WillC
03-17-2016, 05:34 AM
Thank you kind Sir :)

Matus
03-17-2016, 06:01 AM
Will, that gyuto is stunning.

Kingkor
03-17-2016, 07:12 AM
Thats an amaizing nakiri hadle and blade !

WillC
03-17-2016, 05:27 PM
Thank you both :)

Ucmd
03-17-2016, 09:01 PM
Likey the knife porn

Mrmnms
03-17-2016, 10:37 PM
That's what I like Will!

chinacats
03-17-2016, 10:41 PM
The damascus on the nakiri is un-freaking-believable. :doublethumbsup:

DamageInc
03-31-2016, 07:28 AM
Feather damascus just has to be my favorite type. Gorgeous work Will.

KimBronnum
03-31-2016, 10:04 AM
+1 for feather damascus.

Matus
03-31-2016, 01:16 PM
+1 for feather damascus.

make it +2

Jovidah
03-31-2016, 11:23 PM
I'll admit... I actually dislike damascus...find it rather silly decoration and do not see the point in it. I was pretty sure I'd never pay a single euro more for damascus. Until I saw that feather damascus... absolutely unique and breathtaking! Especially because it's so different from the usual bunch of lines...

WillC
07-01-2016, 01:58 PM
A few for the Gallery....

One from the Mono batch with a western

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3894_zpsls7brain.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3894_zpsls7brain.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3895_zpsht1rwkwl.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3895_zpsht1rwkwl.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3896_zpsjgepjlyn.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3896_zpsjgepjlyn.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3897_zpsif7ldxqk.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3897_zpsif7ldxqk.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3898_zpsvltssyao.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3898_zpsvltssyao.jpg.html)

Hamon Sc125

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3914_zpsum7fgr8u.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3914_zpsum7fgr8u.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3918_zpsh5dvfm8v.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3918_zpsh5dvfm8v.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3920_zpsbzzlcelw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3920_zpsbzzlcelw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3921_zpsjuhmfdp4.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3921_zpsjuhmfdp4.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3923_zps4udosskq.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3923_zps4udosskq.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3927_zps8jxwxd01.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3927_zps8jxwxd01.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3928_zps86i1o4gv.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3928_zps86i1o4gv.jpg.html)

One from the last forged Simple damascus custom spot.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3949_zpswfggwbvh.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3949_zpswfggwbvh.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3950_zpsuvh2nwjq.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3950_zpsuvh2nwjq.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3951_zpsk9egxizw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3951_zpsk9egxizw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3952_zpsn37wgyju.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3952_zpsn37wgyju.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/catcheside035/IMGP3953_zpsofyec3gk.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/catcheside035/IMGP3953_zpsofyec3gk.jpg.html)

Thanks all :)

ImpossibleGermany
07-16-2016, 01:16 PM
Just got my 190mm Mighty Gyuto - it is gorgeous. I love the burl handle. Outstanding work, Will! Cheers!


https://s20.postimg.org/7oes1mtcd/IMG_6804.jpg

DanHumphrey
07-16-2016, 01:35 PM
Just got my 190mm Mighty Gyuto - it is gorgeous. I love the burl handle. Outstanding work, Will! Cheers!

Beautiful - I'm kicking myself for not having jumped on one of those. Nice catch! :doublethumbsup:

Matus
07-16-2016, 01:37 PM
That bunka looks awesome.

Mute-on
07-16-2016, 05:55 PM
The Kryptonite Mono looks fantastic!

:)

WillC
07-22-2016, 01:06 PM
Thanks all, Kryptonite made me laugh :) Its a kind of plant matter in resin, enjoyed working with it.

MAS4T0
07-22-2016, 05:23 PM
Thanks all, Kryptonite made me laugh :) Its a kind of plant matter in resin, enjoyed working with it.

Kind of like green man-made amber?

If so, that's awesome. Would you work with amber?

WillC
07-22-2016, 05:39 PM
Basically its stabilised plant and mineral matter, the green stuff is some kind of plant stabilised in epoxy, I have some red I'm working now which is mammoth tusk pieces stabilised in red epoxy, bit harder to work, but will look pretty.
I definitely would work with amber, its pretty easy to work with judging by smaller pieces, but good quality pieces large enough for front/ end caps get very expensive, I was looking at one time for a handle block sized piece never found it, was advised a certain trade market in Russia was the best place to pick up huger pieces at better prices, but bit of a mission ;)

WillC
08-19-2016, 03:57 PM
Honyaki Western Pair - Water/clay quenched Sc125 - carbon lovers dreammmm :)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0054%201_zpsm7w4tdap.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0054%201_zpsm7w4tdap.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0057%201_zpsxrwcdlsd.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0057%201_zpsxrwcdlsd.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0063%201_zpsmtkhroxl.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0063%201_zpsmtkhroxl.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0070%201_zpswxtx9lna.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0070%201_zpswxtx9lna.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0071%201_zpsaqxcexyw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0071%201_zpsaqxcexyw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0075%201_zpsmtjzrfmi.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0075%201_zpsmtjzrfmi.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0077%201_zps5yjrqzss.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0077%201_zps5yjrqzss.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/IMG_0078%201_zpsznpm6bao.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/IMG_0078%201_zpsznpm6bao.jpg.html)

WillC
10-06-2016, 02:22 PM
Serpentine Feather damascus in an uber fine pattern, Turned out really nice I think, bevels were partially forged which added to the overall natural movement of the pattern with the soft serpentine. Very high finish is required for these fine patterns.
Blade is 260mm x 32mm height, Full taper from around 3.6mm at the heel. Complimented with a nice Koa Wa with green Raffir and sterling silver spacers, The raffir polishes up to reveal its translucent nature.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6955_zpsnw6dk3pf.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6955_zpsnw6dk3pf.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6950_zps0djogboi.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6950_zps0djogboi.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6947_zpsbftr414r.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6947_zpsbftr414r.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6948_zps46dtnwpc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6948_zps46dtnwpc.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6953_zps7xyndfbu.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6953_zps7xyndfbu.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6960_zps8sqoqxyn.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6960_zps8sqoqxyn.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6961_zpsnqk2xhjo.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6961_zpsnqk2xhjo.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6970_zpszkm0gfca.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20MacBook%20Pro/_MG_6970_zpszkm0gfca.jpg.html)

AFKitchenknivesguy
10-12-2016, 10:33 PM
I want everyone of those.

Matus
10-13-2016, 08:03 AM
The pattern on the suji is sublime.

WillC
10-21-2016, 12:08 PM
Another Suji, This one what turned out to be a very interesting experiment in grain and flow. Its a big 310mm Suji with a serpentine composition of damascus, high carbon edge and Blister iron spine, repeated etches and finer and finer polishing reveals the ultra fine pattern of the blister steel, flowing with the serpentine, also got some very interesting "reflections" in the edge steel on etching. The western handle is a little different and challenging also, I kept the lines crisp rather than rounding to match in with the narrow choil, really happy with the results, handle is in ironwood and damascus. I have a little finishing to go on the handle fit up but will go out for sale to my mailing list next week as am away the weekend. Heres a few early doors pics of the near finished article..... Cheers and have a great weekend
Will

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7008_zps8w5olhtc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7008_zps8w5olhtc.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6991_zpsrui8kshl.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6991_zpsrui8kshl.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7009_zpsollmb5zw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7009_zpsollmb5zw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7013_zpsbajtiyal.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7013_zpsbajtiyal.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7015_zpsk5wga69r.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7015_zpsk5wga69r.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7020_zpstiibnqsh.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7020_zpstiibnqsh.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7026_zpsbhiectfj.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7026_zpsbhiectfj.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7027_zpszodatxh1.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7027_zpszodatxh1.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7030_zpsiiv71er2.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7030_zpsiiv71er2.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7007_zpscc5qgbir.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7007_zpscc5qgbir.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_6999_zpsolnivmht.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_6999_zpsolnivmht.jpg.html)

mikedtran
10-21-2016, 12:17 PM
Probably my favorite blade I have ever seen you make!

WillC
10-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Thanks Mike, often enjoyable and fruitful to go with the flow. The knife has more belly than intended, it took a serious upsweep on ht, due to the iron spine combined with forged geometry, gave me an idea for a slicer in the same pattern making use of the natural upsweep... An idea for another time.... But really happy the way this turned out and the handle :)

WillC
10-21-2016, 12:53 PM
Double post

milkbaby
10-21-2016, 02:35 PM
Another Suji, This one what turned out to be a very interesting experiment in grain and flow. Its a big 310mm Suji with a serpentine composition of damascus, high carbon edge and Blister iron spine, repeated etches and finer and finer polishing reveals the ultra fine pattern of the blister steel, flowing with the serpentine, also got some very interesting "reflections" in the edge steel on etching. The western handle is a little different and challenging also, I kept the lines crisp rather than rounding to match in with the narrow choil, really happy with the results, handle is in ironwood and damascus.

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7008_zps8w5olhtc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7008_zps8w5olhtc.jpg.html)



Uhhh... holy smokes that's INCREDIBLE! :bigeek:

Really beautiful work! And I wouldn't have even realized about the amount of belly if you hadn't mentioned it... WoW

WillC
10-21-2016, 03:00 PM
Thanks man, yes it was largely corrected, knife got a bit narrower as a result and lost 10mm length, but it came good in the end:) Would be very cool to repeat the movement intentionally on a slicer or maybe a scimitar ! Was an interesting one for sure, always something to learn ..

Andrey V
10-21-2016, 03:44 PM
The prettiest piece came out of your uggly hands, bro!!! Very, very impressive!!! Ufff. Can't stop watching on this display masterpiece!!! Hate you!! You make me want it... grrrrrrrr [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]. Estimated price?? Scary??

mikedtran
10-21-2016, 06:45 PM
I can't stop looking at this! Truely might be one of the most beautiful knives I have ever seen, easily in the top 5!!!

WillC
10-22-2016, 04:21 AM
Thanks Chaps thats encouraging:) ha ha Andrey, I need a manicure... yes will be at the pricey end but not as much as the full composite pieces as there is less damascus...will price it up next week. Blade in the region of 40/cm plus handle time/materials.

WillC
02-04-2017, 11:35 AM
Some of you will have seen my Instagram Work in progress on the Honyaki knives I've been making. catcheside_cutlery

Here are some finished shots of the Wa versions. I wanted to see if I could be happy with a simple very neatly done 400grit finish on these enhanced beneath the hamon with a light etch natural grit to highlight the beautiful activity. Combined with simple wa handles I think I achieved a very practical usable and easy to maintain Honyaki version, with a finish I'm really happy with, the scratch pattern clear and deliberate and the hamon activity still shows beautifully as you move it in the light :) I have an integral version near complete coming next. Would be interested to hear what people think. Im going to try an even more simple polish next with silicon carbide grit to polish below the hamon, then polishing down from the spine and overlapping with WA aluminium oxide powder, probably no etch even required then.

Little 175mm Petty

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7268_zpsqvugrnsg.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7268_zpsqvugrnsg.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7267_zps51bop6zc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7267_zps51bop6zc.jpg.html)

245mm Gyuto

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7264_zpsh2wef41h.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7264_zpsh2wef41h.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7263_zpsd86bvyfc.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7263_zpsd86bvyfc.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7261_zpsglxsm1h2.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7261_zpsglxsm1h2.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7260_zpshjg2pi6y.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7260_zpshjg2pi6y.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7259_zps0qpny4zk.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7259_zps0qpny4zk.jpg.html)

In day light......
http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7258_zpsmkjotbdv.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7258_zpsmkjotbdv.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7257_zpsrlqsxb70.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7257_zpsrlqsxb70.jpg.html)

Quite a laser the Petty is...

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7256_zpsdwpchtld.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7256_zpsdwpchtld.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7255_zps2djvivjw.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7255_zps2djvivjw.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7254_zpstpy74ya8.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7254_zpstpy74ya8.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7253_zpsipcnsvtf.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7253_zpsipcnsvtf.jpg.html)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/2016/_MG_7252_zpstypo6p7n.jpg (http://s798.photobucket.com/user/catcheside/media/2016/_MG_7252_zpstypo6p7n.jpg.html)

TheCaptain
02-04-2017, 11:37 AM
Pure art! I hope to own one of your beauties someday...

For now thanks for the eye candy.

valgard
02-04-2017, 11:45 AM
just stunning!

WillC
02-04-2017, 11:50 AM
Aw thanks guys, the steel is sc125 by the way, not dissimilar to White 1, certainly a little more user friendly both for heat treatment and in a little higher toughness. Its a dream to forge too, The edge has that gorgeous buttery feeling to the cut you get with white 1 ...and nice on the stones.

Mucho Bocho
02-04-2017, 12:36 PM
Pure art! I hope to own one of your beauties someday...

For now thanks for the eye candy.

Correction Miss, Functional Art. ;-)

Will I really like the finish personally prefer it to the forged only finish.