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Thread: A start to finish WIP

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    Hey guys, thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the process. It was a chalange, but a lot of fun as well.
    That billet was actually the second attempt, the first wasn't up to snuff.

    Oh, I forgot to add at the begining, the core is O1, and the bright ribbon you see seperating the core from the san mai cladding is pure nickel.

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    Beautiful knife -- wow! And thanks for the great thread -- you've made the whole process easily to follow.
    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

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    Really Really good looking knife Pierre!
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    That's as good an example of a suji that i've ever seen, quite simply stunning.

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    Very cool project, Pierre. You are just ahead of me there: I recently had a gentleman ask me about a handle that uses abalone in a similar way (maybe even the same person?) and a few weeks ago I ordered a box of ammonites for inlays. Looks like we are on similar paths


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    That's pretty amazing work, Pierre! It's nice to see it all put together like that. You have a lucky customer waiting for this one!
    I think it's safe to say, nobody is touching your sujis, at the moment. You're kind of changing the game, my friend!

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  7. #27
    Verrrry cool to see the process and hear about your experience along the way Hey, the snazzy looking knife in the pics is pretty nice too

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    That is perty. Btw, is the profile a bit flatter than you normally do on your sujis? Sometimes photos can be deceiving.

    "There's only one thing I hate more than lying…skim milk, which is water that's lying about being milk." -- Ron Swanson

  9. #29
    I hate you Pierre, I thought one knife from you was enough. It isn't new now and posts like this make me want more! Sigh. Which way to the bank?

  10. #30
    It is finally finished! I promised Harald a while ago something special, something he had no clue about, and tormented him incessently about it. As you know H called the suji the "Black Pearl" from the black lip mother of pearl spacer. I added an amonite to the butt, essentially a fossilized shell, and keeping with the ocean theme, I selected materials to protect the knife. A saya was necessary, I didn't think I could match Haralds woodworking skills, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for looking!

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