Awesome blades Will!
That suji looks amazing!
Stunning work as usual, Will.
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away you silly man or I shall taunt you a second time!
Cheers Ears, the steel situation has evolved a fair bit, there is a differential heat treatment, but its in the choice of steel, the spine bad has pure nickel and 1080, will be about 57hrc, the middle busy explosion band will be about 58hrc, the 01 on the edge in this case will be about 61hrc.
Straight out of the etch the blacks are super black due to the 01 and pure nickel, there are a few stages of finishing beyond this to remove the oxides but leaves some darks, after this you can see all the different materials more 3d.. after the etch though with plain black/silver is very easy to photograph. After all the finishing processes, everything is more polished and looks so much better in the flesh, but much harder to photograph, everyone with me
That pattern is tremendous. I cant wait to get my name called!