Passaround thread now up, open the EU, USA and Canada we can sort the logistics out as we go
Will, do you strop the blade after 1k rather than finish on higher grit stones with this steel. I' m fairly new to the forum but I'd loved to be included on a list of pass a rounds. I'll leave a deposit . I like idea and function of a broad blade with the precision the hollow ground might afford .
Sorry mate, missed that one. I do like to get carried away so I tend to take the edge all the way, strop it at the end with a 1k stone to give it some bit or 1 light pass, then strop as required. If it gets blunt or over stropped, touch it with the 1k again.
Hey Lefty, that board is a piece of apple wood, Its pretty soft but its stood up surprisingly well, It warped a bit but has not moved any more.
Again a little bump for the sake of the my current project showing the evolution of the ideas and also helping me decide the weight of geometry I'm going for on the current. This one at the thin end of the spectrum for me, the first composite cleaver was much beefier and made use of the weight combining thin geometry.
This piece was the basis for the evolution of this type of geometry for me, based directly from experiencing a very very nicely forged of Takeda kindly lent to me by Tom back in 2012.