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DevinT
04-26-2012, 02:17 AM
stainless damascus, iron wood handle

$1600.00 shipped

This piece is well balanced and thin. I remember now why I don't do many integrals, them dudes are a lot of work. Hope you like it.

Hoss

sachem allison
04-26-2012, 02:21 AM
shyt!

Eamon Burke
04-26-2012, 02:26 AM
Holy Mackerel.


What's the core steel?

DevinT
04-26-2012, 02:28 AM
Holy Mackerel.


What's the core steel?

Experimental stainless.

Hoss

sachem allison
04-26-2012, 02:34 AM
of course it is.lol

Johnny.B.Good
04-26-2012, 02:40 AM
Now that you've got the simple stuff down Devin, you should try something fancy. ;)

Beautiful knife.

Crothcipt
04-26-2012, 02:42 AM
:fanning::jawdrop:

chuck239
04-26-2012, 02:48 AM
The damascus is stainless. Is the core stainless as well?

-Chuck

DevinT
04-26-2012, 02:51 AM
The damascus is stainless. Is the core stainless as well?

-Chuck

Yep. I know you like carbon. I don't normally do carbon core with stainless damascus clad.

Hoss

RRLOVER
04-26-2012, 03:01 AM
That scalloped edge is just over the top Bad A$$

Andrew H
04-26-2012, 03:03 AM
Incredible work, Devin. You never fail to impress.

Deckhand
04-26-2012, 03:34 AM
Wow!:eek2:

oivind_dahle
04-26-2012, 04:07 AM
Nice integral bolster :)
Looks GOOD :)

WildBoar
04-26-2012, 10:01 AM
The craftsmanship looks great (as always!), but for some reason this one does not float my boat. I think it's the first time I've seen a DT knife for sale that did not prompt me to open another browser window to check my bank balance :O

But I'm interested to hear about the steel and how it performs, so whoever picks this one up please let us know about it. It's great to see Devin trying so many new things in an effort to stretch the performance envelope!

Dave Martell
04-26-2012, 12:02 PM
:coolsign:

mhlee
04-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Love that integral bolster.

Quick question about that handle. Is it different than your previous western-type handles? It seems to have a more pronounced curve at the top and more curvature along the sides. If so, did you change this because it's more comfortable or better for certain grips, etc.?

Namaxy
04-26-2012, 12:39 PM
That scalloped edge is just over the top Bad A$$

+1 to that! Very nice.

Mike Davis
04-26-2012, 03:18 PM
That is incredible Hoss!!! Three(yeah i am weird like that) thumbs way up!

SpikeC
04-26-2012, 04:38 PM
Yowza. Very very cool!

oivind_dahle
04-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Integral = Force welded?

Andrew H
04-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Integral = Force welded?

I'm not sure what you're asking exactly but integral bolsters are made from the same bar of steel as the knife, no welding is done. You have to forge them to shape.

oivind_dahle
04-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Im no expert, but force welding a bolster might be done and then you don't have to use the same bar of steel as the rest of the knife.
The one thing Ive heard about force welding is that you can see where its welded on after etching.

TB_London
04-26-2012, 07:20 PM
*forge weld

oivind_dahle
04-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Eh, thanks. My english is not that good sometimes :)

TB_London
04-26-2012, 07:37 PM
Will be interesting to hear from Devin, either way it's a stunning knife

Pensacola Tiger
04-26-2012, 07:44 PM
Im no expert, but force welding a bolster might be done and then you don't have to use the same bar of steel as the rest of the knife.
The one thing Ive heard about force welding is that you can see where its welded on after etching.

If the bolster was forge welded, then it couldn't properly be called 'integral'.

Done well, it's very herd to see the join line. The damascus parer Michael Rader made for me has a forge welded bolster, and I can't tell where the weld line is.

MadMel
04-27-2012, 12:07 AM
OMG!!:bigeek:

obtuse
04-27-2012, 12:33 AM
Integral = Force welded?

I think that the force is very strong with Devin.

DevinT
04-27-2012, 01:11 AM
You guy's are nuts.

Yes the bolsters were forge welded on. There are over 300 welds in the blade. The bolsters are not glued on, they are not pinned on, they are not soldered on, they are not tig welded on, they are an integral, cohesive part of the knife. Whether you forge weld them on, forge to shape, or upset the bolster, it is an integral bolster and any method is difficult to do.

Hoss

Pensacola Tiger
04-27-2012, 01:38 AM
You guy's are nuts.

Yes the bolsters were forge welded on. There are over 300 welds in the blade. The bolsters are not glued on, they are not pinned on, they are not soldered on, they are not tig welded on, they are an integral, cohesive part of the knife. Whether you forge weld them on, forge to shape, or upset the bolster, it is an integral bolster and any method is difficult to do.

Hoss

I stand corrected, Hoss.

Justin0505
04-27-2012, 02:18 AM
on first glance i missed the 1 in front of the 600... i almost choked on my beer. I really like the handle and the dramatic up-swept angle. This is a bit different from some of the others I've seen for you recently, but I really like it. Is the "experimental" stainless PM? I'm such a sucker for integral bolsters. How do you get the pattern to line up so well when it's forge welded? Must be sorcery. I love the way that you it the bolster to the handle as well.

tk59
04-27-2012, 02:26 AM
I've been staring at that handle. I love the blade and the bolster but I wonder what the handle would feel like.

Amon-Rukh
04-27-2012, 03:00 AM
Cool! I love how the pattern of the damascus almost seems to flow out from the grain of the wood on the handle.

DevinT
04-27-2012, 07:59 AM
I've been staring at that handle. I love the blade and the bolster but I wonder what the handle would feel like.

It's made for a pinch grip, and it's comfortable. Just trying something different.

Hoss

oivind_dahle
04-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Thanks for info Hoss. I got 4 of your knives already, and since Im broke Ill pass on this one :)

Im a homechef with a mental illness, so my GF have now taken controll on by paypal and bankaccount :(

Dave Martell
04-27-2012, 09:46 AM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6500&d=1335417410


What blows my mind is the curved back side of the bolster, I keep looking at it trying to figure out how you did it. That's an impressive feature if you ask me.

99Limited
04-27-2012, 03:05 PM
I've been staring at that handle. I love the blade and the bolster but I wonder what the handle would feel like.

This handle appears to be the same style and shape as the one Devin installed on the 225mm gyuto that I bought last month. 6546

I think this is one of the most user friendly handles I have used. The handle tapers from the middle towards the blade on all four sides and helps you maintain a comfortable pinch grip. One of the really nice thing on my handle is the transition from the wood to the mokume guard to the blade is flawless and seamless. You don't have any edges, no matter how small, irritating your fingers. I'd bet it's the same way with the bolster and handle on this knife.

Keep in mind that these pictures don't accurately portray how these handles look in person.

Justin0505
04-27-2012, 06:00 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6500&d=1335417410


What blows my mind is the curved back side of the bolster, I keep looking at it trying to figure out how you did it. That's an impressive feature if you ask me.

That's the same thing that struck me. On his pinned or welded bolsters he bevels them so they interlock, but the angles are all straight so getting the wood and metal to properly mate is, I'm sure tricky, but understandably do-able. However, it's far harder to imagine doing this on an integral bolster, and then do to a curved joint ontop of that... and to get the wood/metal to mate so perfectly.... yeah, mind = blown. :dazed:

I recently made a batch of custom-purchased, have a rash of moving-expenses, and am likely buying a kayak... so knife funds are a bit low ATM, but last night I actually walked into the kitchen and started counting up which knives I'd have to sell to be able to justify buying this one. If only this where a carbon core, there would be some very nice knives on the BST forum right now...

tk59
04-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the description and yes, I've become more aware of how different pics can be to the real thing. I'd still say yours looks like a less dramatic departure from the "normal" Devin western but I could be wrong.

oivind_dahle
04-28-2012, 12:07 PM
Some might think I questioned Devins Bolsters here: and if so I hope you don't took it the wrong way.
The reason that I was so interested is that Bill is making integrated bolsters on my knife, and I think he will use the same method as Devin.
To be honest I hope that Bill can do what Devin here has shown. I think the most impressive about this knife is the bolster for me. I have 4 dts all ready, so I know how insane good the profile and geometry of his knife are. I only have his wa handled knives, but still its a DT :)

tk59
04-28-2012, 12:16 PM
If you like this one, maybe you should put one of your other DT's for sale. Almost like a trade-in. :)

oivind_dahle
04-28-2012, 01:51 PM
Eh. No new knife policy :)
Hope this one goes to a happy customer :)

DevinT
04-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Sold, thanks everyone.

Hoss