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    Here is a blade forward perspective. My apologies for the poor quality.
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    And here is as straight as I can get it.
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    The handle is not as huge as it looks and the balance point is right where is should be, about 1.75 inches in front of the handle

    Also if I can find another forgie I would love to do a WIP on the conversion.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by greasedbullet View Post
    Here is a blade forward perspective. My apologies for the poor quality.
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    And here is as straight as I can get it.
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    The handle is not as huge as it looks and the balance point is right where is should be, about 1.75 inches in front of the handle

    Also if I can find another forgie I would love to do a WIP on the conversion.
    I have one that needs work, PM me with details of what you would charge to thin it and convert it to wa.
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    Nice work again Michael. The new set of pics looks a lot better. You've definitely got your own style, and we are lucky enough to be a part of you refining and defining it.
    I still really want to try out one of your blades.
    Keep up the good work bro.
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    Thanks. Hopefully I can work something out for you soon.
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    First gyuto I have made in a long time. It is 52100 at 61hrc with a stabilized Oregon maple burl handle. This one is ground for a lefty. This is very similar to the knife I am thinking about doing a passaround with someday soon if there is enough interest.

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    I stink at taking choil shots so here are two. Hopefully you can get an idea of the grind. It is heavily and asymmetrically convexed but still thin behind the edge.

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    Hopefully I will be getting some professional photograph done soon.

    Please let me know what y'all think.
    -Mike
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    Here is another picture. I think this is a bit better.
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    I'd also like to mention that this is one of my first belt finished blades. So what are y'alls thoughts on the finish?
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    So I was discussing those choil shots with a friend and they do not represent how the blade is actually ground at all. Hopefully the new owner will get me some more choil shots soon.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    All of the sexy choil shots posted on KKF make it seem easy. I think knives and photography are a common pair of hobbies here. I am very tempted myself. But another rabbit hole? When does it end?
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    Yeah. Hopefully I can just get a camera with manual focus one day and that will be as far as I go into photography, but I highly doubt my addictive personality will let that be the case.
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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    OK so bad news. A recent conversation with a friend and a disaster involving the pass around knife has reminded me that I still have no idea what I am doing. So I am going to cancel the passaround for the time being. Hopefully I can figure this knife making thing out soon. I apologize for getting y'alls hopes up.

    -Mike
    "Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something." -Jake the Dog

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