Funny you should say that, Nivia hand cream wanted a blacksmith for an advert recently, I missed the application though
Stuff is going on, finishing some grinds and starting to clean up some handle bits. Should get a couple of the simpler ones done by the weekend.
Next week I have a work experience chap, he is going to help me get some blacksmithing work finished. I might have time to fiddle with handles a bit but will be back on it the week after.
My trusty fork lift has died To be fair it was expected, I payed much less than scrap value for it 5 years ago. Alas I let the batteries drain and can't get it going. Its now 3 tons of "in the way" in the corner of my workshop. I'm hoping I can tow it a few hundred yards to the scrap yard down the road to pass go and collect £500.
I will have to do a photo montage on its funeral day.
Aphex and Michael's Gyuto's will be done by next week. Here is some progress.
Quick etch before finishing the blades.
Michael Gyuto 250mm profile 1
After hand finishing, some testing.
The 3mm, 2mm, less than 1mm behind the tip grind works very well. Giving great parting and stability whilst very laser like to the tip.
I gave them a couple of grind tweaks though after testing and started on the handles today. Pics to follow.
Have a great weekend everyone
Handles on the way.
Blades tweaked and re-tested hand finished again and logo etched.
Will, those blades look absolutely beautiful, keep up the great work. I also would like to state that I am a big fan of your gyuto profile, very nice.
The excitement is building, can't wait until next week.
Michael's 250 Gyuto, profile 1 and Aphex Masamoto profile 250 are done! Ready when you are folks, just need a good honing session and they can be off to you.
Here's some pics for you.
Wow! Really top notch work!