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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    Did someone say Honyaki?




    Now, if I wanted to keep the JKI tradition of fustrating teases going, that's all I'd post

    But, I can't keep a secret:

    Gesshin Ginga custom Honyaki Suji / Suji-yuto

    white #2
    230mm custom profile and blade shape
    linen micarta "coke bottle" handle
    pinned boster (Jon says they these guys where the 1st to master that construction technique)

    About a year in works, 11days shipping when USPS "lost track" of it for awhile, and I just unboxed it today and spent the past few hours cutting up everything I could get my hands on.

    Full gallery (black background pics are from Jon):

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1176006...eat=directlink


    Video and review coming eventually....
    not the first to master the technique, but the people that do it best IMHO

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    Senior Member DSChief's Avatar
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    A Year in The Works!!!, Is that a typical wait time to get a knife that is not in stock at the time you log on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSChief View Post
    A Year in The Works!!!, Is that a typical wait time to get a knife that is not in stock at the time you log on?
    A year can potentially be the wait time for a custom knife depending on the maker. Especially if you want something very specific.

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    Most of bigger name custom makers have wait lists of 1-2yrs + before they even START work on your order.
    For this knife i was working with a maker that already regularly produces semi-production type batches of knives. Many makers like them havd stopped taking custom orders just because its not worth the hassle and time away from regular production.

    After I spent a couple months bouncing design ideas of a (very patient) Jon, the estimated lead time on the actual knife making was just a few months. It turned out to be longer, but I still consider it a bargain both in time and money.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    The last couple of posts scared the bajesus out a me, i was kicking around a project in my head of a 240 mm Kiristuke in Blue #1,
    if it regularly takes that long I may have to give up on the dream

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    That knife is gorgeous, Justin!
    09/06

    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

    Email me at: tmclean@sharpandshinyshop.com

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    My apologies for the crummy cell phone camera usage.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

  10. #520
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post


    My apologies for the crummy cell phone camera usage.
    That's a better pic than I get with my nice camera! Sorry for the lack of knowledge, but what is that kanji? BTW, nice colorful patina starting there.


    Justin, the hamon on that Ginga on looks awesome!
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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