Here is Zach's 300mm Martell O-1 sujihiki with dyed (gray?) maple (wood from BurlSource) scales, koa (wood from Stefan) bolstera, copper pins, & G10 liners.
I did a different type of surface finish on this one, it's a high polished satin vs the more mirror(esque) that I've been doing. This is actually a lot harder to do but it's super slick and something that I've been experimenting with in use. I've been happy with the results it gives (for less stiction) but I have to get the procedure tweeked some to make it faster as it's VERY time consuming as it is. If it's worth it in how it works then I'll continue it, Zach please let me know how this works out for you in this regard.
Nice! I like the finish
Damn, that thing is friggin' cool! Loving the new finish.
Love that combo, very nice Dave.
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awesome dave i'm stoked!!
Great word Dave -- very nice looking knife! Good score, Zach.
David (WildBoar's Kitchen)
+1 to the new finish. I wish my Martell had that finish. The stiction/food release is one of my few complaints about my Martell gyuto.
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Here's a low light picture that shows the finish with a little more detail....