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    Mokume Gane. my wedding ring.

    i just kinda chose and bought my wedding ring, because it "looked cool". i wanted something different.

    i was so nervous at the time..the jeweler guy was just rambling on and on, and in the sales pitched, i heard, "similar methods in ancient japanese blade making"...oh seriously?. SOLD!

    anyone here know more? i dont trust Wiki. i was told it does mean, "to look like wood" or "wood-like".

    i cant post a pic from shutterbug here at work.

    anyone?

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    Del Ealy makes mokume

    I wanted to get mokume rings, but my wife (then-fiancee, of course) said, "No, those look like your knives."

    S'ok though - she more than made up for it when she suggested we get rings forged in the fires of Mt Doom
    Len

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    mine was made by Binnion. james Binnion.

    my wife likes to joke that my ring cost more than her's. it didnt. hah..but it was close.

    i mixed stainless with white gold. should have done gold gold..but i remember vaguely this was all i could afford.

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    Del mentioned recently he has been experimenting with different colored gold layers and doing some other cool stuff. The stainless steel/ nickel one he sent for the DC show recently was only $125, so the entry point is pretty low. But even the gold mixes he was telling me were not that much more than a typical straight gold band from a jewelry store. He is even giving a talk on making them to a blacksmith group sometime very soon, which likely means his work is admired by some of his peers. He really, really needs to add some pics on his subforum
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    Del made mine, great ring from a great man.
    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...rk-in-progress

    As a chef I with wet soapy hands gloves coming on and off all day...I lost it
    Here's the replacement



    Now I of coarse wish I wouldn't have done it. But I do take some Comfort in knowing that the tat a tribute to Del's work, kindness and generosity.

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    I'm wearing a Del right now. It's great, the predominantly yellow and white gold I chose doesn't have a ton of distinction unless you look closely, but I suspect if you went with more red or green it would pop a little more. I'll see if I can dig up a pic in the next day or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I'm wearing a Del right now. It's great, the predominantly yellow and white gold I chose doesn't have a ton of distinction unless you look closely, but I suspect if you went with more red or green it would pop a little more. I'll see if I can dig up a pic in the next day or two.
    I went with 23kt and Platinum Sterling, not platinum and sterling silver. Platinum Sterling is a silver alloy made from platinum and silver, good contrast to the ring.

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    Hasn't been off for more than a few minutes in 5 years of pro kitchen environment.
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    Hasn't been off for more than a few minutes in 5 years of pro kitchen environment.
    Aggghhh a clipboard chef that doesn't get his hands dirty, I see.
    Just kidding of course, to this day I still can't figure it out for the life of me how I lost it and more so how I couldn't find it?? I mean I went through every single garbage bag, floated the garbage in a sink of water so heavy things would sink. removed and move the every piece of equipment opened up every single drain had dozens of people looking with me, nothing.
    It's one of those puzzles I'll never be able to solve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    Aggghhh a clipboard chef that doesn't get his hands dirty, I see.
    That's what they're trying to turn me into, Colin. Even In the kitchen, government bureaucracy & red tape prevails!

    I've never had single ache or pain working the line; since I got here...two herniated discs (sitting too long), reading glasses (too much computer time), and gained 15#'s (kitchen is a/c'd...not hot enough to melt the fat). Hardly ever see a burn or cut anymore.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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