SOLD 210mm O1 Workhorse

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Full-time Knifemaker-Canadian Mazaki
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Feb 28, 2022
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Hello Everyone,

Here's a bit of a rare bird. I've been planning on doing a couple of forged blades for a while, and after a little input from members on blade geometry I decided to get around to those projects and do some experimenting at the same time.

This blade is thick and heavy for its length, but owing to the considerable taper in the last half, and a zero ground edge, it cuts very nicely. The spine and choil have been rounded to eliminate any harsh corners, and I've left the colours on the neck from the drawing and burning stages.

Food release is very good on this knife, though I will say it performs somewhat better at push cutting than draw cutting. I'll probably never go this thick on a knife this short again, and I think I've inferred what an ideal range of dimensions and proportions are for such blades. Having said that this should make a nice little workhorse (think Fjord?) for someone that likes to cut aggressively.

For those of you unfamiliar with O1, it's similar to 1095, but with tungsten, vanadium, and chrome added. If I remember rightly, it should also etch darker than the average carbon steel because of higher manganese content.

  • Blade: 210mmx50mm O1 tool steel(64hrc) 320 grit hand finish
  • Neck: 25mmx18mm
  • Handle: 127mm, tapering from 24.1mmx23.1 to 22.20mmx20.8mm, scorched oak, oiled and waxed
  • POB: 55mm from handle
  • Spine: 4.58mm at the neck, 3.55mm at 11.5cm, 1.56mm 1cm from the tip
  • Grind: flat to convex, right hand bias
  • Weight: 223 grams
  • Relieved choil and spine
  • Edge: zero
Asking $180 U.S shipped+ insured



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