Good job Pete. I like it. Btw, is that handle taper something that just fits your hands and you like? Handle shapes always intrigue me. It's like a pair
With that said, I would almost bet the technique persisted until much later in some backwater like Sa'dah Yemen that had a metal smithing industry and
Used my contacts to Henckels. Usually they create their own steel names, so that they are not tied to using steel from one mill. FC61 seems to be either
Looking for a Yamawaku Gyuto for a friend. Original handle is preferred, as I will be making a custom handle for her.
Had one on order