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    Rader Integral Wa-handled knives

    I have had a great week. My new trio of knives from Michael Rader came in, and I wanted to show 2 of them here. I wanted to do something a little different, and I approached Michael about doing an integral Wa-handled chef's knife. We tossed around some ideas, and this is the result. Chef's knife, and paring, Wa-handles of Maple burl with curly maple accents. Chef is a little over 10", paring is right at 3. The third knife is an EDC, integral guard, with Koa handle and walrus endcap.




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    and the paring




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    Very nice, what steel?

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    Those are stunning!
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    Sorry, got too many thoughts going through my head. 52100 for the gyuto, and Cru-Forge V for the smaller two.

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    Sweet! Congratulations on the new acquisitions. Let us know how you like them after using them a bit. Please post a photo of the third knife as well. Thanks!

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    Beautiful. Very beautiful. Congrats.

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    For an EDC, I like a small fixed blade that will always be on my belt and accessible with either hand. For my other EDC's, I have a trio of Ed Caffrey EBK's, and a Burt Foster small Dark Side knife. This one is similar in size, 2 3/4 inch blade, integral guard, Koa handle with fossil walrus end cap.

    Cru-Forge V steel.

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    Oh my........after seeing these what is the point of making more knives?
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    Wow, those are nice! Haven't seen much from Rader posted lately; looks like he keeps raising the bar.
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