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    What Would You Do?

    Just for the sake of discussion.

    I received this bar of damascus from Devin. (Thanks again Devin!) It measures 20 inches by 39mm. I have made my plans but what would YOU do and WHO would do it? Money is no object.


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    2 x suji or 1 x suji + 1 x petty if you wanna make knives

    2012 is the year of the suji you know

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    14" scimitar with matching 6" boning knife!!!

    Or, if you think 39mm is not wide enough for a scimitar, how about something really unique like a 14" ham/salmon slicer (never seen that done in a full custom) and a 6" utility/picnic knife in the French peasant style .

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    For a scimitar you need more height, as the blade curves up. 39mm is not tall enough.

    I try to avoid waste as much as possible (Devin's steel is just to pretty to waste), so if I had 20" bar, I would make two knives out of it. Laying them out so tangs overlap, you have about 15.5-16" of steel for blades. That would enough for a suji and a petty, a suji and a boning knife, two mid-size sujis and so forth.

    If tangs are welded, you have about 18" of steel to work with.

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    Suji for sure(270mm or so) and the remaing bar would make a petty in whatever length i would be able to squeeze in.
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    Form it in a bracelet for my wife and a suji for me.

    Great looking bar.

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    That pattern, to me, would look best on a blade as wide as you can keep it. I'd lean towards a suji, or maybe a longish petty (210?), and with the rest maybe have a neck knife or fixed blade hunting knife made. Cost-is-no-object would steer me to the guy who made the damascus in the first place. But I would also give strong consideration to Pierre Rodrigue, as he has made many examples of those types of knives. And if you want knives with a little more flair, I would consider HHH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    ...I try to avoid waste as much as possible (Devin's steel is just to pretty to waste), so if I had 20" bar, I would make two knives out of it. Laying them out so tangs overlap, you have about 15.5-16" of steel for blades. That would enough for a suji and a petty, a suji and a boning knife, two mid-size sujis and so forth.

    If tangs are welded, you have about 18" of steel to work with.

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    +1 Although I'd consider a shorter gyuto/suji hybrid deal, if it fits. To me, the WHO part of it is a no brainer. You're going to want Devin's HT. I don't think his grind is bad, either. On the handles, I also like Devin's elegant and clean-looking wa-handles. For western, I'd go with Rader maybe, if he'd do it, or possibly HHH, as long as you don't plan on storing it in a knife block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    2012 is the year of the suji you know
    Not true, suji has been king for many...you are just now catching up

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    Petty + pocket knife. But I've got EDCs on the brain.

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