I forge by hand because it's all I have atm
Forging down 1" round for integrals isnt easy but I absolutely love it
That Japanese Smith might have one of those heritage craft certs or whatever they call them in Japan,where they only use traditional materials and tools,or he could be a mad ba£+@&d...
I'm the dude,or you can call me his dudeness,or duder or el duderino,if brevity isn't your thing:-)
They are a PITA to make,much moreso than a hidden tang,keeping tang and blade in line
But I love how they feel in hand when using
For sale is this full tang integral gyuto with red micarta liners and thuya burr handle hand forged from 1" round bar of silver steel BS1407 similar to spicy white 26c3
Overall length 360mm 14 1/2"
Blade length 235mm 9 1/4"
Blade height 48.5mm
Thickness above heel 2.3mm
Looking to sell this full tang integral k tip gyuto hand forged from 1" round silver steel BS1407 similar so spicy white 26c3
Thuya burr handle with crushed lapis lazuli inlay
Blade length 230mm
Blade height 52mm
Handle length 125mm
Thickness above heel 3.4mm
Half way down spine 2mm...
Sorry i forgot to put weight
220g and handle is red malley burr
That ended up with more belly than my normal profile
Im just oiling up 2 more typical gyutos now,k tips with flatter profiles integrals with thuya burr
I'll get pics up tomorrow