I just finished up 4 more (for Noah, Justin, Stefan, & Daniel) Hiro AS's tonight - performance packages only done - no handles on these. If I can get my new PC to work with my old camera software I'll post pictures tomorrow.
Selfishly speaking, I'm thrilled by Dave's last post. Woohoo! But dang, those new handles look fantastic....
Here are the 4 Hiromoto AS Performance Package knives that just got done yesterday. Something worth noting is that even though all 4 were done by me exactly the same at the same time they all came out quite different from each other. The oldest of the bunch (Stefan's with the Fish handle) is the most striking, it came with the old school "drippy cladding" that you don't see from them much anymore. Also notice how the left sides look so much different than the right sides on the same knives. You really never know what you'll get from these knives when thinned & etched.
From top to bottom....
OK this one came out very nice and being that it's got a Fish handle on it I thought that it deserved it's on post.
Time for some drool....
Great work, Dave! Now, how can I ever use this again without messing up the great look?