Custom kiritsuke gyuto
After some testing and help from one of our fellow forum member's.. refining the blade dimensions and profile, etc. this is what I came up with.. Its my version of a kiritsuke gyuto, Please correct me if Im wrong about the name of this blade profile.. Im still learning. :) Butch Barner made the marcarta and This was the first time I used his stuff.. Its very nice! and the colors are rich and vibrant.
Comments and critiques welcomed.
Thanks for looking
Blade 1095 HC steel 8 1/4"
height. at heel 1 3/4" or 46mm
Thickness at spine is.101" or 2.56mm
Gradual taper to the tip .031" or .79mm
Weight 7.2 oz.
Handle is "Marcarta Burl"
Very cool! Looks like it should be quite functional.
Randy you've been paying attention, the profile looks in the ballpark, I think that you'll get some attention on this one and those to follow.
PS - That Butchcarta looks great!
Dave, Thanks bro.. Yea, I have been reading and researching a little bit. Its a KNIFE LIFE!!! :D There are alot of great info and people around here!
I forgot to mention that the spine and choil area have been rounded on this knife.
Wow, that's cool looking!
This looks good. Sort of like bienik's modified Forschner. How are the faces ground? Can you provide a spine shot at the tip? How thick is it right behind the edge? The bevel looks large. What is the angle at which you sharpened this knife?
Randy, it looks great! I like the way you evaded the bolster issue by not having any.
Are you going to send it out to anyone for some feedback?
psychedelic, I like that profile. Will have to try it out sometime in the future :cool2: