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    NKD (well really month): Fowler and Marr

    2 new knives showed up recently: a Fowler custom and an Adam Marr.

    The Marr was made with some of DT's snakeskin AEB-L. Adam sold the knife as the blade already ground (180mm I think)with the option of a custom handle, which I took him up on. When I found out that the knife sale was going towards the last funding that he need to buy an mill machine, I thought that I'd give him something to use the new toy on right away so I talked to him about an idea I'd been kicking around for a modified "D" handle with copper ferrule.

    As for the Fowler, the knife was a full custom and also an idea that I'd been kicking around for awhile which was Japanese style poultry knife, but not a traditional honesuki. I wanted it to to be the poultry equivalent to a mioroshi deba: something that could break bone, debone, but also slice. The resulting knife is a 195mm single bevel out of O1 with almost deba thickness over the heel and a crazy distal taper to a very fine point... and a differential HT / hamon line.

    Both knives exceeded my expectations, and both knife makers where nothing but a joy and honor to work with. These knifes are going to get a very thorough review as part of a much bigger project I've been working on comparing a whole series of stout petty and boning knives, but for now I thought I'd just take some quick pics and share the porn.






    if you want a few more, full gallery is here:https://plus.google.com/photos/11760...89651229957617
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    Love the Marr, that Fowler is interesting. I'll keep my eyes open for a review! I'd need one of those way more than I need a mioroshi, but it doesn't stop me from looking at them every day.

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    Very nice knives, I do envy Adam's milling aetup, gotta check with him how that is working for him... The outcome looks great. About the boning knife - how is that different from a traditinal garasuki?

    Stefan

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    I love that mod D handle. Great colors and goes well with the feral.

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    I was just thinking about having someone make me a knife just like the honsuki you designed! Let us know how it works.

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    Stefan I could be wrong but a garasuki is typically double bevel with an extreme right bias, no traditional concave back and has no shinogi, no differential HT. Just a larger thicker honesuki.

    But hell I'm usually wrong so sorry in advance!

    Edit: I will also add that there may be a western version and a japanese version (ala deba) but I only know of the western one.

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    Mmh, juat went to look at my Watanabe garasuki and that does look more like the traditional hollow back single bevel knife, that's what made me wonder about that is different in the Fowler knife. I really like the shape, juat curious.

    Stefan

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    I'd love to see pictures of the back of the your Fowler knife if you get the opportunity. Beautiful knives and congrats!
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    Hot damn dude! These look awesome.

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    The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
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