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    That's beautiful

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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Beautiful work Dave.
    Very clean and conservative.
    Killer steel.
    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)
    Beautiful Knife!

    If Sean doesn't like it, I have a birthday coming October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Here is Sean's 240mm Martell 1084fg/15n20 damascus gyuto.

    This steel was made special for us by a talented young forger from upstate NY; Dan Seaver of The steel was wonderful to work with and provided just the look I was after. I'm sure that I'll be ordering more of this fine steel from from Dan in the near future.

    The handle is comprised of African Blackwood bolsters (supplied by BurlSource), dyed Redwood Burl (supplied by the customer - acquired through Arizona Ironwood), copper pins, and double G10 liners.

    The tang on this knife is all damascus although it will not give up the looks right now. I'm sure this hidden feature will reveal itself to the user over time.

    Things that don't come through in the pictures is the metallic flash and movement of the burl character in the redwood (it's simply fantastic!) and the 3D movements of the patterning in blade (needs a video to see this!).

    To date this is the most expensive, complex, and well detailed knife that I've done and I'm actually (for once) quite pleased with the results. I hope that Sean will like it as much (or more hopefully) and that he gets a lot of enjoyment from using it over the years.

    Sean, thanks for the opportunity to push my limits.


    that's a great looking knife!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Yeah no problem but you've got to let me know if it sucks more or less - I need me some feedback.
    Of course. I bet your most recent knives have significantly improved from before.
    "Don't you know who he is?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    Of course. I bet your most recent knives have significantly improved from before.

    I hope so but ya never know....

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    Finally....this 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.

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    Well it certainly is a doozy!
    Spike C
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