Fowler Custom bird destroyer aka mioroshi poultry deba:
-Mizuhonyaki (W2 w/ hamon)
-210mm from handle, 190mm on the edge
-spin 5mm @ handle; >3mm before drop to tip
-44mm heel hight
-ura (back) is hollow ground
Interesting piece. Not many US knife makers make single bevel knives with hollow grind and convex grind. Is it because you need an appropriate large wheel for the hollow grind? Whats the largest contact wheel available for 2 x72 belt sanders?
I took the opportunity to own Deba made by Mike Davis. It serves we well.
Based on my enquiries with Sakai Takayuki, I am of the impression that a shorter Miorishi Deba is not common.. being a cross between a Yanagi and Deba.
I like yr style... customising a tool completely to your liking.
That's a beautiful knife Justin.
Mario. For squaring ribs and taking down chickens (and almost every other cutting task) Mario is my first pick. And to share: Justin's Frankenbirder taking a breather before squaring off pancetta.Quote:
If there is a better tool for the job I would love to know about it.
Can't wait to see a single bevel from Mario.
I can't remember how exactly he did it, but IIRC it was some contraption that he rigged up where he attached a hemispherical head to a handheld grinder. I can't believe that he got it as even as he did: better than some j-knives I've seen. Really, it was probably unnecessary for this application as many japanese honesuki are actually just flat-ground on the back. Still, dreams, and custom craziness are seldom firmly connected to necessity. It seems people tend to forget about Fowler or write him off, but from just a few years ago when I tried out a very early pass-around of his, he's come a looong way. IMO, he may be one of the best bargains for full-custom work around right now.
Glad you guys like it, it's not a deba, but it's just about as far from tradition (what the j-knive police would approve of ) as one.
I have to admit that I have an interest in this thread as I have recently come into possession of one of these knives (see below) and I was worried that the Deba police might behead me if I used it on non-aquatic protein. I will admit to having had dreams of gutting a steer with one swing of this mighty weapon (also of building a log home and using it to clear the land). :knife: Seriously, this thing could qualify as a small tuna sword. :biggrin:
Umm.. That knife is really really ridiculously good looking.