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    Spy Shot

    This is a rough blade (1 min in etch with a light buff) after profiling from the billet so it's not looking anywhere near as nice as it will look when finished. Bad lighting outside for pictures too - very gray.

    I started this project back in June and it's finally getting close enough to being done that I can feel it so I felt like sharing.


    PS - it currently has no owner so if anyone is interested please feel free to contact me.

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    Dave that's awesome!

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    June? What took so long? Did you forge it yourself?

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    That is really cool!

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    What's the story here Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    What's the story here Dave?
    Yeo, I'd like to kow also. Looks great. A little flat for me but I am weird that way...

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    ...A little flat for me...
    Yeah. I gotta agree.

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    As usual with pictures it's not showing it's true profile or feel on the board and it's not as flat in real life although for Stefan's tastes it's WAY too flat. This could be easily tweeked to whatever someone wanted though - takes seconds to change.

    No I didn't make this damascus myself, I ordered the billet from a talented young maker Dan Seaver who runs Pure Damascus out of NY. I met Dan at Ashoken 1.5 years ago and took a liking to him and his work and then back in April I had a chance to finish out a blade that he had made for the NJ Steel Baron and that solidified me wanting to acquire some steel from him. This blade had a similar pattern to it although Dan called it a mistake but I loved it and asked him to repeat the mistake. He tried twice and this was the closest that he could get which I'm happy with. If this knife here finishes up like his mistake blade did then it should be something to see in person as his blade gave off a 3-D effect with tons of movement. Maybe some of you guys that attended this last year's ECG will recall the small blade that Aldo and myself were playing with earlier in the day?

    Oh, almost forgot about stats....this is a 240mm gyuto in my standard pattern, steels used are 1084fg & 15n20 - angled raindrop pattern

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    ooo that is pretty dammy.

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    Here's the flip side....


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