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    Ok, this knife is almost ready to be sent for testing (almost - still am working on the handle).

    Steel - Stainless PM#2, 62-63RC.

    Final weight will be in the area of 270g. Length on the edge 253mm


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    Any Pics of this bad boy?
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    No, unfortunately it is written off as an error in my trial-and-error book. There will be a replacement for it in the same steel and geometry. Making some progress on Western handle as well, but that too has a learning curve.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    No, unfortunately it is written off as an error in my trial-and-error book. There will be a replacement for it in the same steel and geometry. Making some progress on Western handle as well, but that too has a learning curve.
    Here is the experimental error - undue force will break even steel. I guess, I could make a nice small knife out of this.

    A positive thing - I got to see the grain to evaluate HT (in addition to other tests) and the grain is extremely fine and uniform, so I feel pretty confident about the HT for this steel.

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    that could be a problem....

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    Lesson learned - don't force (hammer) a thick guard on the tang unless you file the slot to slightly below the thickness of the tang. Other than that, the Western handle project is on track. Right now I am finalizing the joinery and shape.

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    Let's weld it.
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    I don't think welding is possible. I cold shorten the blade and make it a 225mm western gyuto.


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    I have been working on this project for some time now, and have to admit that all geometries that I selected have pros and cons, but all will make pretty good heavy workhorse gyuto.

    I have been soliciting feedback from a small group of people, but I think I need to widen the pool, so I know how the knives are received in a wider community.

    I decided to make a few knives in each geometry, in different steels (carbon and stainless) and get them out into public.

    The first few will be in 255mm lengh, in modified convex geometry, in A2 and 52100. There are no preorders or reservations on these as I will work on these around my other projects. Once they are done, I will post them in for sale in my subforum.

    Handle option will be cocobolo or Lignum Vitae and both will come with sayas and D handles for a right hand use. Left-hand user handles will be an option for custom and future ready-made knives.

    I prefer D handles over octagonal because I think they are better suited for heavy, long work sessions (many of you probably remember, that I used to make octagonal handles). D shape makes more sense to me, and I am willing to spend more time making handles in this style (D style in generally is harder to make then octagonal), not for any other reason.

    Thanks,

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    Just want to add that these will have a vary special HT, so performance wise should exceed expectations.

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