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    Demand for some simple forge finish 100mm Petty in blade only?

    I'm wondering if there would be a demand for a small batch of blade only, forge finish Petty? I made this one quite recently for a knife maker to handle and had a chance to use the blade to prepare a few dinners and was pretty impressed with performance.
    I'm thinking it would be nice to offer something effective and affordable for folks to handle and make their own.
    Something like this, in a half ground san mai.

    This one was requested as a stick tang, but would probably make them for a dowel fitting unless otherwise requested.
    It is Hitachi YCS2 which I have now found a nice level of ht and temper for at about 60hrc, its a bit like 01. And I have a bar to use up. There is a thin layer of 15n20 then en9 cladding, which is about 0.55%C. Carbon diffusion seems minimal doing it this way. Plus the sides are not totally "soft"


    Blade is about 95mm long, 25mm high. Spine thickness 2.2mm tapering to 0.8mm half an inch behind the tip. Half ground with a touch of convexity to very thin behind the edge, then a tiny bevel at about 11 degrees per side.
    Blades would be totally finished hand rubbed, spine and choil rounded, sharp and ready to handle.
    These are pretty efficient to make and they would be about £60 plus postage and paypal fees at a guess depending on the amount of orders.
    They would not be stamped with my makers mark, as blade only.
    What do you reccon?

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    Price?

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    Hello Oivind, I reccon £60 a piece plus post and paypal.

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    Well, I think you should consider stainless for the common man. Normal people seam to not care for their knives.
    Put a black horn ferrule and the maple burl on the pic on as a handle. I also think you should brand your smaller knives as well.
    Im no fan of long brand names, but thats me. How about a delicate "WS" ?

    Anyway. Ill take the one on the pic with the handle on it
    Ill test your knives till it dies

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    60 quid? i am in!

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    Oivind, the idea would be to provide something utilitarian at a good price in blade only. I will add a Parer/small petty to my branded line up at some point and stainless will be an option shortly. I would think of this as a little side line recession buster to the main line up.
    The one in the picture was made to order by another knife maker for a customer. You could always order one and ask Harold to handle it?

    The reason for leaving them unbranded is partly because the etch won't work on forge finish but mostly because they would be handled by the owner or a handle maker rather than myself.
    So shall I pop you down for one?

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    Cool I'll start a list of interest.

    Banjo1071

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Well, I think you should consider stainless for the common man. Normal people seam to not care for their knives.
    Put a black horn ferrule and the maple burl on the pic on as a handle. I also think you should brand your smaller knives as well.
    Im no fan of long brand names, but thats me. How about a delicate "WS" ?

    Anyway. Ill take the one on the pic with the handle on it
    Ill test your knives till it dies
    You have to install a handle on it, so it isn't really for the "common man" anyway. And most people here prefer or have no problem with carbon knives. We call those "real men".
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    Well, Im a lesbian so no offense taken
    Im also very young! 1f U c4n r33d 7h1s U r33ly n33d 2 g3t l4id

    Anyway, I have to many carbon knives laying around, I need stainless. So until Will gets the move to go stainless, Im just hanging around :P

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    I think this is a great deal/idea. Don't put these totally out the window, but they may sit on the shelf for a bit before they move. But there is definitely a niche for this thing. That is a very cool looking blade.

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