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    280mm honyaki workhorse gyuto

    Hi everyone , I managed to finish this knife for a patient client of mine and managed to get few pics before I shipped it .
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    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

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    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 .

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    The activity on the hamon and the clouds can be seen better in these pictures
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    Handle is octagonal ebony , nickel spacer and walrus Ivory ferrule .
    Usual treatment of rounded spine and choil finished to 1500grit
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    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
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    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

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    Looks like a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Looks like a beast.
    It's a beast Johnny but quite thin where it matters

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    That looks incredible, Mert and the F&F looks top notch for sure. that's going to make someone real happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kielasaurus View Post
    That looks incredible, Mert and the F&F looks top notch for sure. that's going to make someone real happy.
    Thanks

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    Hey Mert, sweet knife!

    I asked about the scorched wood on your instagram because last weekend I tried a test piece of pine for saya making but it warped badly. I had a 1/4 inch or 6.35 mm thick plank of crafting store pine that I scorch tested (plan was to chisel out the blade shape in one piece and glue another flat piece to it), but it must've still had a lot of moisture because it warped a lot. Probably bowed up the same distance as the thickness.

    So if you don't me picking your brain a bit, can you tell me how thick a piece of pine you started with?

    I don't have any tools except hand tools, so I'm trying to figure a way to make this work with thin starting wood materials. Maybe ironing the unscorched side to see if it'll straighten or microwaving the wood first to dry it out more? Thank you for any advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
    Hey Mert, sweet knife!

    I asked about the scorched wood on your instagram because last weekend I tried a test piece of pine for saya making but it warped badly. I had a 1/4 inch or 6.35 mm thick plank of crafting store pine that I scorch tested (plan was to chisel out the blade shape in one piece and glue another flat piece to it), but it must've still had a lot of moisture because it warped a lot. Probably bowed up the same distance as the thickness.

    So if you don't me picking your brain a bit, can you tell me how thick a piece of pine you started with?

    I don't have any tools except hand tools, so I'm trying to figure a way to make this work with thin starting wood materials. Maybe ironing the unscorched side to see if it'll straighten or microwaving the wood first to dry it out more? Thank you for any advice!
    It shrunk a bit too but luckily i managed to stop it with ca glue immediately , I am working on this material , I will try few things before I settle on method and I am more than happy to share if I get consistent results

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    That would be my choice, very nice one!

    Greets Sebastian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpchef View Post
    That would be my choice, very nice one!

    Greets Sebastian.
    Thanks Sebastian

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