You guys are too kind.....thanks!
Beautiful work Dave.
Very clean and conservative.
I really like the combo of black liner, blackwood, redwood and copper pins.
You really brought out the beauty without overdoing it.
(not sure if that made sense)
If Sean doesn't like it, I have a birthday coming up...........in October.
Very nice work Dave!!! That gyuto is awesome, but for some reason i am gravitating towards the Suji....Everything on that suji just looks right to me...I will be in contact this week We need to talk!
Finally....this one....is complete!
Every now & then you get a job that just kicks your ass and this was a real ass kicker. This knife was done at least 4 times, yeah like 95% done and then bam something else goes wrong and I'm not even going to mention all the bloops along the way.
So anyway, the day has finally come for this one to depart me and I'm very happy to see it go.
This is Matt's 240mm gyuto in O-1 with a hidden tang western (new handle configuration for my knives) using spalted (another mistake I made) Oregon maple, African blackwood, copper & G10 spacers, with a copper mosaic pin.
Now I can get going on the rest of them.
Well it certainly is a doozy!
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