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    Sweet!
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


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    I know! That thing just screams "Put me to work!!"
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    Here we have Colin's (Lucky) #13 which turned out to be my (Un-Lucky) #13

    240mm O-1 Gyuto with spalted elm scales (customer supplied) with funky (metallic flash looking) koa bolsters (wood from Burl Source) with G10 liners & copper pins.

    To explain why #13 is my un-lucky number I'd have to tell you that this knife easily slowed down another 5 knives from being worked on. I lost one blank, we lost a couple of blocks of wood, and it just flat out kicked my ass and fought all the way to the very end. It was as if there was a force keeping me from getting this one done.

    In the end I'm happy with the results as I believe this is a good knife Colin is getting but I am somewhat disappointed that our original ideas didn't get realized. I had hoped to do something extra special for Colin since we've been friends for so long but #13 just wouldn't have it.

    To you other knifemakers reading this, think twice about agreeing to stamp a #13 on a knife....LOL

    Seriously though - thanks Colin!


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    Dave even posted it TWICE to make sure his point got across. You were supposed to have this done last friday Dave! It sounds like a knife to fit Colin, full of piss and vinegar, no? Can't wait to see some video of it in action Chef

    regards

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan G. View Post
    Dave even posted it TWICE to make sure his point got across. You were supposed to have this done last friday Dave! It sounds like a knife to fit Colin, full of piss and vinegar, no? Can't wait to see some video of it in action Chef

    regards

    Bryan

    LOl - I guess I got so excited to be finished with this that I posted it twice. I fixed it though.

    Good point about the knife matching it's owner.

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    That spalted wood is crazy!

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    Colin's gyuto and my suji look like a set.





    Those spalted woods just love kicking your ass Dave.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    I was thinking the same thing (on both points) Johnny!

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    Very nice, I like the contrast between the clean looking blade and the spalted handle. Should be even nicer once some patina starts on the blade.

    Stefan

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