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    For Sale - Martell Custom Wa Set

    This block of redwood has been with me for a really l-o-n-g time. I bought it from Mark at BurlSource many years ago and from there it got put on hold for customer (that took me years to get to) and by then his interests had changed. I was OK with him changing his mind anyway but a bonus came because I don't care to use this type of wood on western handles anyway. But now that I'm doing wa handles I thought this would make a good time to use up this beautiful wood as it's well suited for this style handle. The only thing is that the block was kind of over sized which meant that if I wasn't careful and plan for using the leftover I might cut it too small and only get one handle from it sooooo....I decided to make a matching set.

    The wood is some pretty rare stuff, at least in my opinion anyway. It's "flamed old growth redwood" that's been stabilized. The flame bands you see move about 3/8" in both directions - it's incredible! I paired the wood up with simple black buffalo horn as to not take away from the wood in anyway. The buffalo horn does have some white streaking on the top side of both handles.

    This set is a matched pair in every way I could make it. As mentioned before the redwood came from the same block but you should also know that the buffalo horn came from the same roll and the steel from the same sheet. The shaping of both the handles and blades were done to match each other side by side throughout the entire process. Having these two matching knives in your collection will make a statement.



    I prefer to sell these knives as I made them - together as a set - so I've priced them with this in mind. If after a few days time the set hasn't sold I will sell them individually for their normal pricing. If you are interested in purchasing only one of these knives you might want to shot me a message and I'll put your name down and contact you should the set be broken up. First come - first served.



    Stats...

    Models - Gyuto & Petty

    Blade Lengths - Gyuto @ 240mm / Petty @ 160mm

    Steel - CPM-154 (powdered stainless steel)

    Hardness - Rc 61-62 (with cryo)

    Height (at heels) - Gyuto @ 54mm / Petty @ 33mm

    Handle - Wa (octagonal)

    Handle Materials - Flamed Old Growth Redwood & Buffalo Horn


    (Gyuto @ $625 + Petty @ $375 = $1000 priced individually)




    Price (for the set) - $900 Shipping - Included in USA only / International - will split cost with buyer



    Please contact through PM or email if interested in purchasing.

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Beautiful set.

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    Not often you see something truly unique. Almost evokes ripples of light reflecting underwater. Very cool Dave GLWS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valgard View Post
    Beautiful set.
    Quote Originally Posted by chiffonodd View Post
    Not often you see something truly unique. Almost evokes ripples of light reflecting underwater. Very cool Dave GLWS!

    Thanks guys

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    I like the simplicity and beauty of this handle combo... sometimes less is more. It almost looks like a darker keyaki handle but with the banding to give it a special touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboynamedsuita View Post
    I like the simplicity and beauty of this handle combo... sometimes less is more. It almost looks like a darker keyaki handle but with the banding to give it a special touch

    That's nice, thanks T

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    Let's go ahead and open this sale up to either knife selling individually but the set will still be available while it's here.


    Gyuto @ $625








    Petty @ $375







    Price (for the set) -
    $900




    Shipping - Included in USA only / International - will split cost with buyer




    Please contact through PM or email if interested in purchasing.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Come on guys this set deserves to stick together...

    I was so close to buying but my wife decided she would prefer to feed my alcoholic tendancies by increasing my wine collection....

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    Quote Originally Posted by malexthekid View Post
    Come on guys this set deserves to stick together...
    Yeah really!



    Quote Originally Posted by malexthekid View Post
    I was so close to buying but my wife decided she would prefer to feed my alcoholic tendancies by increasing my wine collection....
    Well I can't blame you for going with the wine but it would have been nice to get two more knives into OZ because I'm trying to bump Shigefusa from his hold on you folks down there...LOL

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