I thought it would be cool to share this..
Im working on a Custom Damascus Gyuto for one of our fellow KKF members.. The process of designing a custom knife is alot of fun and one of my favorite parts. Its the part of the build that not only makes a huge difference on the final outcome of the knife, But where the spirit of the blade is conceived.
This is a great example of this.. And as the ideas and expectations grow. the blade starts to take on a spirit of its own.. This one has been dubbed, The Emerald Dragon.. Its hard to explain, guess the best way I can do it is to say.. Your about to witness the birth of a Dragon!
244mm Electric Explosion pattern damascus blade.
2.7 to 3.0mm thick above the heel
55mm Heel height.
5 1/4 inch handle..
This puts the Overall length right around 15 inches.
Bolsters, Explosion damascus
Handle, mammoth tooth with stabilized birch burl.
full file work with inlayed leather sheath.
Heres the billet after Randy Jr. worked his magic.. Its 1095 and 15n20 steel and its just over 21" long. and 2 3/8" wide.
This is the same chunk of steel cleaned up and profiled to spec..
I can already start to feel the fire from this dragon. Can ya feel it? This one is gona be Smokin!!!
Thats it for tonight, Its well after midnight, so Im wrapping this up for the night. Ill try and update this one as soon as possible.
Thanks for checking out the post. Questions or comments welcomed.