Z has pm'd the first 3 guys on the list. Just waiting to hear back with addresses and saya pin options.
First 3 are
If you have not already done so please send your Shipping details to Devin and saya pin options back to Z. Thanks all:)
Thank you Will, Rick, and Z.
If we don't hear anything by the end of the day tomorrow from all of the 3 folks listed, let's go down the list as needed. I'll take care of that before I go to sleep tomorrow.
Just throwing it out there, but didn't Justin want the blade and handle materials sent directly to him? I'm sure he would be happy with a DT handle so he may change his mind, but I just thought I would put that out there.
Sayas + Pins for Justin0505, Iceman91, WildBoar have been shipped. If you want Tracking #'s, PM me.
Just a quick update for myself, I am getting close to finishing. The handle is practically done, and the bevels are almost done being flattened. I just have to finish it up and should be good to go.
Well done Don and many thanks :) I have not forgotten mine, just a bit snowed under;)
I received the saya about 1-1/2 weeks ago (it's really nice!), and a box from Panaca this morning :bliss:Thanks again to everyone who jumped in and rescued this project -- there is a great forum.
Excellent! I'm looking forward to photos/reviews from the recipients.
I just received mine from Mike Davis, who generously volunteered to be one of the smiths to finish the job. Mike made a gorgeous handle from burl maple with a bocote ferrule for me.
Here's a couple of the entire knife and close ups showing the distal taper, the choil area and the grind at the heel.
I've only used the knife to cut up a cantaloupe, dice a bell pepper, slice some zucchini and cut up a peach. Other than being a little shorter than the 24 cm gyutos I am accustomed to, it is a sweet knife. Eamon said that it was designed to be a knife that is a "jack of all trades" and it is.
I'll have a food release video of this knife up in the next few days, but my experience with the cantaloupe gave me the impression that the food release is very, very good.
I want to thank everyone who got involved in taking this project from the dustpile and making it a reality - Will C., Devin T., Zweifel and anyone else who volunteered their time and skills.