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    Scimitar - A New Project

    This has been on a back burner for a long time. This is a 11.75" prototype to get a feel of geometry and profile.

    52100, S-grind. As with all my knives, the blade is ground to under .005" at the edge.

    It will have a western handle in quilted maple with contrasting ebony front and end cap and brass tip.

    The knife will be sent to a KKF pro user who has a good experience with scimitars for feedback and recommendations.

    Eventually, it will be offered as a stock knife. 8" knife in a scimitar shape will also be offered in due time.

    Thanks,

    Marko

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    Is this going to be in AEB-L?

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    This one in 52100, but I can make it in any steel, including AEB-L. I have a good amount of A2, and plan using that steel as well.

    M


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    This could be my new grouper/red snapper whacker once it's finalized. 2014 is already looking expensive.

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    It's pretty thin at the edge, meant for cutting boneless proteins. Edge would need to be thickened if it is to come in contact with fish bones.

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    Western handle honesuki (single bevel) is the next project. I piggyback these on my regular workload to keep my sanity, i.e. to try new things.

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    Sign me up!

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    I use one every day at work. I've had some luck with vintage carbon from various makers off the bay

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    Um, my scimitars have intimate relations with bones all the time.

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    Thickening the edge (reprofiling, microbeveling) is pretty straight forward. Also, grinding thicker at the edge is not problem. This is a new type of knife for me, so I will need some feedback and guidance.


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