I think it's fair to say that i'm very happy with what i see.
While i prefer darker and more understated wood, i was convinced that the ironwood i sent you was going to be a bit boring. Juging from pics though, seems like the wood turned out to have more figure than i first thought. Very classy.
my view is that it is understated as compared to the blade ..yet still it still has it own character and it complements it nicely...
Thanks Guys, yep the wood turned out very nice, the color works really nicely with the Mokume too I think. I've just sharpened these finishing on Sigma 13k then leather, is there anything more satisfying?
Will, You've surpassed my (high) expectations for my (Michael's) gyuto. I love the piece of mammoth you chose for the spacer. It works perfectly with the wood. Great color and pattern in the wood too; it plays off the damascus pattern beautifully.
It's fun to see the work-in-progress pics. Thanks for posting them.
I'm tempted to order another knife from you just to get this kind of buzz again.
I can only imagine what they look like in person.
Good & true work, Sir!
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I'll have one of each please. To the new owners, enjoy your beautiful new cutlery. To Will, your work ROCKS!
GORGEOUS ! !
Yeah, you hit it out of the park on those Will. Strong work.
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