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  1. #61
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    Marko, do you able make a custom knife use DT Damascus AEB - L with "chevron" or "feather" pattern ??
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  2. #62
    Yes and Yes.


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  3. #63
    Not sure about feather, but definitely chevron or ladder in 52100 damascus

    M


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  4. #64
    Hello Folks,
    I guess, I should start by saying that I think I have arrived at a good point at my R&D, and will concentrate now on production and getting knives out of the door. The experimental heat treatment is now permanent till I find a way to top it. The grind is also permanent. There will be variation of the grind, weight and thickness, based on customer's preference.

    Single beveled knives are in prototype phase now, but I will move faster on these, as I mostly need feedback on geometry - sharpness and wear resistance has been already determined.

    Western handled knives will come after single-beveled knives and will be offered right away. I just need to shape a few handles to work out the process.

    I will primarily offer two monosteels - 52100 and PM stainless, but choice of DT damascus, AEB-L and DT mystery carbon steel will also be available upon request.

    I will phase out using horn in my handles, despite the fact that it has been such a part of the look my handles are recognized by. I have a difficulty securing quality horn and after spending hundreds of dollars and still unable to get a stable supply of quality horn, I am loosing hope.

    I haven't come across a perfect horn substitute either, so I might have to resort to change a design of my handles and to use blackwood for the ferrule, topped with a mokume tip. This would put my handles close in look to Bob Kramer meiji, but I want to emphasize that this is a practical move rather than a desire to copy. I will continue taper ferrule on both sides and keep the butt of the handle straight. I am not sure if I keep the spacer between the handle body and ferrule (like in my previous handles) if there is a mokume tip as well, as I am not in love with the look but maybe it will grow on me.

    Also, all ready-made knives will come with D-style handles. Octagonal handles will be only available upon request.

    I know it has been a long wait for some of you, and I apologize for it. I want to make sure I leave no stone unturned in my R&D, so I choose to err on the side of cautions and proceeded slowly, rather than get knives out quickly and make improvements as I go. Ultimately, a longer wait will lead to a a better knife.

    I will understand if some of you find the wait be too long and will want to cancel your order. That will be fine, just shoot me an email.

    Best regards,

    M
    PS: Here is some of the new horn I received:

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  5. #65
    This all sounds very exciting Marko. Best of luck getting through your list, I can't wait till my time comes.
    Huw
    In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. Jiro Ono

  6. #66
    I have around 15 knives ground and rough finished and about the same number of practice knives that need a final finish. This and making handles is what I am going to occupy myself between now and Christmas. Will try to get out everything I took a payment for in time so they can arrive by Christmas (except int. orders).

    Will have a few extra knives for sale, will post details in Knives For Sale thread. In addition to 52100, there will be some knives in 19C27, and A2.

    M

    PS: there is some 52100 damascus (in ladder and possibly chevron, don't remember) and mystery carbon steel on the way from Panaca, but I won't be able to work it until after Christmas.


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    any pictures of a western handle on on of your gyutos? i might be interested...

  8. #68
    I put the knives with Western handle on backburner, but will revisit after the New Year.


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    Marko, I have never used horn, but I can tell you that I LOVE blackwood. I jokingly (well, not really ) tell people that it is my substitute for ebony AND black paper and linen Micarta.

  10. #70
    Horn polishes to a higher luster than blackwood and stays shinier, but it also moves at a different rate than wood. I don't like the idea of exposed end grain of natural woods, so capping it with mokume or nichel silver is a logical step.

    M


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