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    Catcheside @ The Gathering 2016, part 1

    Im back at the Gathering this year for more fun I will be bringing some of my work with me so folks can handle and try my work. This year I will open sales up to the public, you will be able to go to my website and see both the Gathering price, (no shipping) and the worldwide shipped price on most items. I will make the stock live on the site on this coming Saturday when I am in Denmark.
    Here I will be posting Photos and Videos of the event and my knives being used.

    I made quite a lot of the materials for the work and have extra blanks, damascus and san mai left over so will be offering some semi custom pieces during and after the event, these are finished blades or blanks for finishing and custom handle options I will also offer one or two custom slots as the materials are ready to go and examples made so you can see them.

    In the mean time here is a little WIP of what I have decided to bring.


    All forged work this year in a simple double high carbon damascus, a pattern which lends itself to be forged and forged geometry.........and a san mai with medium carbon cladding and pure nickel, 01 core @ full hardness with the new HT

    Here are some as forged, taper, hollow forged from spine to edge, edge is down to about 2mm as forged, spines are around 4mm over the heel.



    One or two monos as well...



    Everything currently in grind, I had better get on with it, only a few days left

    I have made some 3 finger knives in damascus and san mai to have some nice small items



    Im going semi rustic on these, minimal grinding as they are mostly forged to shape, they are only ground a little in the hollows and when finished will leave some forged texture on the spine.










    The little 3 finger Utilities are pretty cool, Im going to call my design Swordfish because of the profile of the ladder handle and blade from the top, finished and etched you will see the wiggle of the pattern.



    Thanks all, next pictures will be the finished work, then we will have lots of fun pictures of the Gathering and some video.

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    I live in Denmark but sadly can't make it to the gathering. Will one of those monos be 185mm and available now with cheaper domestic shipping maybe???? I'm so bummed I missed out on the mono you demoed in the video. I hope I can get my hands on one while it's in the country...
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    Im only taking one of the monos its about 200mm....... But I have a few blanks heat treated which I intend to put online as semi custom offerings.....so you can choose exactly what you want for the handle..... Im sure one is a 185mm full details will work themselves out toward the end of the week, I still have to figure out the pricing on mono as semi custom, would be priced as blade only no handle, that acts as the deposit then you pay for your handle choices when its finished.........

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    *edit*

    Ignore this post. I'm a dumb*** who can't read and comprehend.
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    It will work out about the same, they will be priced blade only then your handle options as simple or as complex as you like. So probably a little less or a little more depending on what you want for the handle. Will release details towards the end of the week....Much to do!

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    Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for that 185mm. The fact that I missed the last one has been gnawing me in the back of my head.
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    When the knives with no handles become available for purchase, will you be sending out a newsletter email? Or will you just be posting here?

    Sorry for being annoying, but I really don't want to miss out on that 185mm mono gyuto.
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    I tell you what drop me an email note through my website and ill let you know when the other 185 is ground...will be a couple of weeks after the gathering now.....

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    Done. It's not often that I immediately regret not buying a knife the second it says sold out.
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    Thankyou

    Been absolutely flat out, got some very nice gathering specific work done. I had to leave the monos, so as far as the semi custom and a custom damascus offering I will do all that next week after the gathering as far as uploading spots available and doing the mailing list shout..... Just run out of time now....but still much has been achieved.... I have updated my website with all the stock for reference, I have listed each item as stock 0 so you can not check out with anything, Its for reference for the weekend at the moment. I have listed gathering price and you can see what you save on the web price. On the last day of the gathering or when I am just back I will make the remaining items available at the web prices and send out a mailshot.

    Stay tunes to this thread for pics and video, will see how it unfolds I may be able to update as I go....but probably after the weekend


    The theme for this year is forging and function over all out finish. I found it a challenge but I have gone for a rustic not too fussy finish highlighting the skill in the formwork and putting abrasive effort into the lovely natural stone finished lower bevels rather than messing around on the faces too much. So simple damascus and san main, simpler finish, makes it very affordable for san main and damascus and I think the results are good, better still the lower bevels allow you to play with you fave finishing stones

    Here are some highlights, all pics and spec are up on my site......









    Edge material 900 layer, double high carbon.....mmmmm





    Some tiny little san mai utility



    Im calling my design for these Swordfish because of the top profile...





    Couple in damascus








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