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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    ... My thinking is that if the maker takes the time to produce a beautiful hamon,
    he probably took a lot of time to get the rest of the knife just right as well.
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    but after a while though, won't the patina mask the hamon and it becomes a faint memory?

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    I used to be in different to Hamons, mostly because I never really saw anything I liked then I began to see some pieces that caught my eye. I guess hamons are like women, you got to look at a lot of them until you find the one that tickles your fancy.http://www.fototime.com/0970C8419FA7A91/orig.jpg
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    I never really get into Hamons on kitchen knives, because the patina often covers it up.

    But the big appeal of it is that it visually breaks up what is otherwise a uniform flat plane. If a uniform flat plane were visually captivating, there'd be art galleries full of blank canvases.

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    A hamon displays not only the makers patience, but his ability as well. Hamon's, when developed properly, are one of the most beautiful things in all of blade making. They display the skill levels of a maker, and as a maker, they are sometimes a pain. There is a lot of polishing involved in creating one. I personally love them.

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    Yeah. Some of those Wheeler hamons are pretty freaking cool.

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    Very interesting. They look unfinished to me but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    I used to be in different to Hamons, mostly because I never really saw anything I liked then I began to see some pieces that caught my eye. I guess hamons are like women, you got to look at a lot of them until you find the one that tickles your fancy.http://www.fototime.com/0970C8419FA7A91/orig.jpg
    Wow. There is nothing about that knife that I don't like.
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    Two words, Don Hanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    Two words, Don Hanson.

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    +1 I have always loved his Bowies, too bad I don't have the funds to collect bowies anymore.
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