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    Nakiri wip

    i think you read my mind :) the handle i'm making has two brass spacers,but still doesn't seem to make a big difference,i've read also lignum vitae is extremely heavy
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    Nakiri wip

    Living in Italy,I guess shipping would be too expensive,im I going to look for some african blackwood then
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    Nakiri wip

    still working on the knife really slowly,i think i'll redo the handle cause the balance point was about at the pinch grip but the chef likes it at the bolster so i'm gonna make an heavier handle.I'm looking for some ebony that i guess is one of the heaviest woods,anyway here are a few pics of...
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    Damasteel Chefs/Cake knife

    this is the kind of gift that is priceless,congratulations
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    Nakiri wip

    Thanks a lot,I like it like this but maybe I'll give it a quick etch just to see how it looks and then decide,still not fully satisfied of the grind, I'm looking for info about the proper traditional grind for the nakiri,but with no luck so far,if anyone has info it would be appreciated
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    Nakiri wip

    here's a little video of the knife almost finished,still has to be polished and sharpened better,i'm not very sure if the microbevel is very orthodox but i guess it will make sharpening easier.i'm not even sure if i have to etch it or not since it's suminagashi vg10,what do you guys think? the...
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    Nakiri wip

    Thanks for the reply
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    Nakiri wip

    that's what i had tought,on the stones should i keep the angle i have set on the belt grinder and go to a zero grind or should i raise the blade so that i establish a secondary bevel?
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    Nakiri wip

    The blade is back, it didn't warp at all while another blade that I had left considerably thicker has a little warp on the edge.I'm thinning it and it's not easy now that it's hard,I reached 0,3mm on the edge, it's a full flat grind,should I move to the water stones or should I go ahead on the...
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    Wa handle glueing

    I do my handles on a disk grinder and finish them by hand
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    Wa handle glueing

    That's what I wanted to do intentionally...so it works
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    Wa handle glueing

    I usually use a few drops of super glue to temporarily mount my handles to avoid the heat of the grinder to degrade the epoxy,then when I'm almost finished I dismantle the bolster with a side pressure and use epoxy and finish the handle by hand sanding.I was thinking about using simply super...
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    Nakiri wip

    Well I don't mind sharing but since I live in Italy I don't know if it would be useful.I sent it to a knifemaker that I've met on an Italian knifemaking forum,he was kind enough to give me this favour
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    Nakiri wip

    apparently it went well,but i've only seen pictures cause the knife has been sent back but hasn't arrived yet,i'll keep you guys updated
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    Nakiri wip

    i wrote them an email,they confirmed no quench,and that 0.5 mm should be enough,i'm crossing my fingers
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