180mm Feather Gyuto (work in progress)

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  1. Apr 21, 2019 #1

    John N

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    I forged this blade a year or so back as a 210, and snapped the end off it trying to straighten it (got a bit used to compliant san mai!) - chucked it in the 'meeeh' pile until a couple of days ago, when I could look it in the eye again!

    Got it re-profiled and am feeling quite positive about it now :) Its flat, true, and thin now - should make a nice knife. Its hand sanded to 80 grit in these pics, with a quick 'vanity' etch to see where we are. It should pop when finished properly.

    Thoughts and comments appreciated !

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  2. Apr 22, 2019 #2

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    Ooh La La
     
  3. Apr 22, 2019 #3

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    looks promising;)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2019 #4

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    Nice job!
     
  5. Apr 23, 2019 #5

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    A lot to like there!!
    Nice profile, nice asymmetry, nice 'flow' to the damascus...
     
  6. Apr 23, 2019 #6

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    Nice!

    Bee- Or wasp?

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  7. Apr 23, 2019 #7

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    Beautiful
     
  8. Apr 26, 2019 #8

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    Nice save!!
     
  9. Apr 26, 2019 #9

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    Beautiful, and I love the deadpool lego figure on your knife rack.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2019 #10

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    Thanks for the positive comments ! @Bert2368 - Its a worker Bee (or as close as I could get made into a stamp!) - The bee is the symbol of my home city, Manchester.
     
  11. May 6, 2019 #11

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    Pinched an afternoon this weekend and got her finished up. Pretty pleased with how its come out. Might need to forge more feathers ! Handle is a very dense (possibly Australian) hardwood I cant remember the name of, with a 925 silver spacer.

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  12. May 6, 2019 #12

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    Looks awesome.
     
  13. May 6, 2019 #13

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    +1 to that!
     
  14. May 6, 2019 #14

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    I am glad it turned out well for you, great looking knife!
     
  15. May 7, 2019 #15

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    Very nice save, looks great all finished!
     
  16. May 12, 2019 #16

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    Beautiful knife!

    Jay
     
  17. May 17, 2019 #17

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    Wow, what a nice etching job. Wood looks like ringed gidgee?
     
  18. May 17, 2019 #18

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    I think it is Ringed Gidgee. A chef sent it to me as a possible user on a commission a year or so back as an option, and we did not use it.

    Ive found a happy middle ground 'time / quality' for etching my PW stuff. I dont take it to a high grit before etching (400 max, this gives the acid something to bite at!) - etch a few times for 15 mins or so in fairly weak ferric, scrubbing with dishsoap between each etch cycle, Then I hit it with 1200 wet and dry, on a hard backing to put a shine on the high layers. Then a polish with Flitz to remove all the oxides from the blade. Works for me anyway!
     

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