View Full Version : Martell 240mm Gyuto with Stefan Keller Wa Handle

Dave Martell
01-14-2012, 01:45 PM
This one is available in stock ready to go! :cool2:

Here's my first (finished) wa handled gyuto. I installed a Stefan Keller "Off The Shelf" handle (in bird's eye maple & blackwood) on this one and I like the results.

This has to be the thinnest ground knife I've done so far so if your thing is a laser wa with a flattish profile then this should fit the bill well. To whomever buys this one, please be careful when handling it, she's crazy sharp and looking to bite. :spiteful:

Please see Dave Martell 240mm Gyuto with Stefan Keller Wa Handle (http://www.japaneseknifesharpeningstore.com/product-p/dm240gyuwa1.htm) for details.

Thanks! :)


El Pescador
01-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Looking good Dave!

01-14-2012, 03:31 PM
very nice, the surface finish seems to be getting better and better.

01-14-2012, 03:37 PM
I need to make room in my budget for that. Totally awesome

01-14-2012, 04:13 PM
Looks awesome! Is that one a bit taller at the heel or is it just the perspective?
I got a chance to play with Karring's Martell blade w/ western Dave handle last weekend and WOW what a knife... Perhaps the best all-rounder I've ever used. Normally I wouldn't think twice about lusting after a Keller Wa over a western, but your western design is really elegant and unique. I have never seen a handle that fits a wide range of different hand sizes /shapes so well.

I think that the only sensible thing to do is but one of each... I've still got too many projects in the queue that need payed off, but after last weekend your knives are very high on the next list.

Dave Martell
01-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Thanks guys, you're too kind.

@Justin, the heel height is the same as the westerns, the profile is identical actually. Thanks for the encouraging words. :)

01-14-2012, 06:47 PM
Really clean knife, very nice.

Dave Martell
01-14-2012, 11:09 PM
Thanks Tim

Eamon Burke
01-15-2012, 01:16 AM
Nice! I love maple and its good to see a wa handle that comes girthy.

Dave Martell
01-15-2012, 12:16 PM
This is SOLD!

Thanks :)

01-15-2012, 12:23 PM
Your profile is getting a sexier, Dave. Very nice looking blade!

01-15-2012, 01:29 PM
By end of 2012 I'm gonna have to put an order in for one of your wa-handled gyutos, Dave :)

01-15-2012, 06:01 PM
I'll lets yall know what I think of it in a week or two.


Dave Martell
01-15-2012, 08:43 PM
Thanks Sam! :)

03-23-2012, 08:27 AM
Wow, I just saw this Wa-handled version, I love it Dave. We need MOAR!!!!