Hi everyone , I managed to finish this knife for a patient client of mine and managed to get few pics before I shipped it .
During the making of the knife the steel choice , the construction and the size changed few times but at the Sydney knife show my client used my tester workhorse gyuto and he was set on profile and the grind
It's forged from W2, differentially heat treated with clay . 280mm at the edge and 58mm tall ( same dimensions as my tester knife ) slight asymmetric ground for right handed person and smaller handle than the one I made for my workhorse .
The activity on the hamon and the clouds can be seen better in these pictures
Handle is octagonal ebony , nickel spacer and walrus Ivory ferrule .
Usual treatment of rounded spine and choil finished to 1500grit
I have tried something for the first time , instead of using heavy hardwood I have used pine which is very easy to work with and I have charred the outside , it resembles to the burnt chestnut and feels very similar
I have to say I have been giving lot more importance to my fit and finish compared to my earlier knives , hope you can see the difference .
Feel free to comment , thanks for looking