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