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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    How much do you hate me?
    It's that knife of hell I hate - not you.

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    Here's what it looked like the first time around with Adam:

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    Scales moved around a bit, so I had Dave smooth it out.

    Once it got here, within a month the wood was so warped it broke the epoxy bond.

    Moral...Don't let anybody tell you that ebony doesn't need to or can't be stabilized!

    Should be damn near bulletproof now! Thanks Dave.
    Last edited by ecchef; 08-08-2013 at 11:26 PM.
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    All joking aside - thank you too Dave, it was a great learning experience.

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    Just to be clear, I wasn't implying that Adam misguided me about the stabilization. That info came from the guy I got the wood from.
    Last edited by ecchef; 11-12-2012 at 11:50 AM.
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    Here's the first knife from the Hiromoto Group Buy #5

    It's a 240mm gyuto with amobyna burl scales, black G10 liners, and stainless pins. The blade was etched but not thinned.

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    Great looking!

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    Here's another group buy Hiromoto AS 240mm gyuto. This one was thinned & etched and has ancient kauri scales with copper/nickel silver mosaic pins.

    The knife is shown here unsharpened because it was starting to rain so I snapped some pictures while I could, I'll sharpen it up before shipping.






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    Here's a few more of the same knife....






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    I think I will have to change myself.

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    wait until you see the 210mm I'm working on. It came with a crazy pattern and then after thinning.....well.....it's even crazier.

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