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    My take on Masamoto

    52100. 62RC. 10" on the edge, so about 270mm from machi to tip. Weight (with handle) and final measurements will be coming soon - I still need to to a little grinding and hand finishing. I come to think geometry-wise, it will look very much like Mario's Carter when it is finished. Maybe a notch thicker, but that is how I like it.

    This one I am going to keep (I suspect once I start making knvies for sale, I won't have time to make myself a knife), but there is another blade in works that I will send for a testing to a member here and if the response is positive and the knife doesn't need any changes, I will pass it around.

    Any suggestion for a handle? Octagonal or Meiji-like D?

    PS: There is no dip on the edge, as it appears in the second picture. Optical illusion. I use a granite plate to check a curve on the edge and to look for any low spots.

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    Marko


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    Awesome Marko!! octagonal please

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    That's a beautiful knife!

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    Thanks guys. I can't wait to finish it, so I can put an edge on it and take it to a task. This profile grew on me for the last couple of years, and since I could not afford to shell 1K for it (Masamato Honyaki), I had to make my own.

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    I have to throw a vote for a Meji like D. Congrats on the knife.

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    Why ask for suggestions for the handle? You are the Handle Master.

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    very nice Marko, I am very excited to see your work for myself sometime.

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    A really beautiful blade, Marko. I must say I prefer the beefier Shigi profile to the more pointy Masamoto, but that is just my preference. Finish looks impeccable as always. My vote would go to an octagonal handle on this one. Maybe a Japanese western like konosuke have on some of their knives. That would be a nice challenge for you

    DarkHOeK

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    Very nice! I think one of your octos would be perfect, it deserves it!
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