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    Grinding something different for a change...

    I was going to make some more nakiris this week but they don't seem to be very hot at the moment so I figured that I'd try something a little different and make some petties up for a change of pace.

    Here's what I've got planned....
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    BTW, I ground the first one out this afternoon and damn if these little buggers aren't every bit as much work to do as a full size gyuto is. They're smaller - true - but because of this they require a more delicate touch which slows things down. I'm not sure if I'll make petties on a regular basis considering the price point to work required ratio. A fun distraction from the normal grind though.

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    I've got them all at about 95% complete. 10 mins into blade finishing on the first knife and a Scothbrite belt blows apart and heads right down the dust collector hose and into the machine. 4 hrs later it's running again but I'm ass whopped.


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    I totally missed this before. What are the specs on these and steel, etc? How much are these going for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    I totally missed this before. What are the specs on these and steel, etc? How much are these going for?

    Hi Chris, they're 160-165mm in length, made in O-1 (Rc60-61), the handle materials are koa, redwood, dyed buckeye burl, & spalted hackberry - all have blackwood ferrules. The price will be $250 each. Two of them are spoken for already, I just don't know which two yet.

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    If the hackberry isn't spoken for I might be in the market for a new petty

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMande View Post
    If the hackberry isn't spoken for I might be in the market for a new petty

    I'll keep you in mind Kev.

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    2nd from top looks mighty tempting......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    2nd from top looks mighty tempting......

    That one is dyed yellow but it looks way more like orange...thankfully.

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