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    Lovely rehandling

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    Matus, these last 2 came out beautifully. Completely changes these knives.

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    Thank you I have to admit that I find it easier to grind a blade thin, than to remove all the scratches afterwards. But a proper 2x72" should help me there.

    I am working on 2 new handles and several new knives, I just wish I had more time

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    Great stuff, man! So many talented people on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matus View Post
    Thank you I have to admit that I find it easier to grind a blade thin, than to remove all the scratches afterwards. But a proper 2x72" should help me there.

    I am working on 2 new handles and several new knives, I just wish I had more time
    quit your day job haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheflivengood View Post
    quit your day job haha
    I did a quick calculation ... no way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matus View Post
    I did a quick calculation ... no way

    What, you like to eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    What, you like to eat?
    You bet - twice a day

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    I have managed to finish project #15 and #16 (the blog articles will be finished in a course of few days). I have taken my first 'comissioned job' (basically for the cost of materials) and I would like to thank to the owner of the knives for the trust

    The job was to rehandle a Kato 80 mm petty and a small Watanabe mukimono. With the Kato the choice of materials was brass and ironwood, with the mukimono I was given a free hand and finally decided to use buffalo horn and stabilized maple burl (I am testing a new source from Russia as importing from US is not really feasible and it looks good so far).

    It is not all perfect and I did some mistgake on the way (most of which could have been corrected). I have also learned a lot - if anything I have identified steps in the process I definitely need to concentrate more on. I am far from 'perfection'.

    Here are the results:

    Kato petty:








    Watanabe mukimono. The violet part of the handle appears too dark here - apparently this part of the spectrum is not well represented in our LED lamps in the living room. I guess I will need to get better lamps and some sort of softbox in the future.











    These 2 photos are from the process:




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    Matus,

    Don't know how easy they are to get in Europe but SORAA makes the best LED light bulbs. https://www.soraa.com/

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