Guys I'm having so much fun making knives, I need to post this thing before I finish it! :lol2: 240mm Honyaki Gyuto in 1095 The making of this knife has involved so many firsts for me. It's the longest knife I've made by far, the first honyaki (that didn't suck or outright fail), and this was heat-treated using an advanced hole-in-the-ground method instead of my usual forge style. This is also the first one I've made with my new 2x72" grinder. I attempted to copy my limited experience of a Kato grind, but with added emphasis on a right-hand bias. The hamon ended up a little too low. The knife is perfectly fine for me to use at work so it doesn't bother me much on this one, the next ones however... It's made from 1095 and I'll be making a few more of these using up the same bar of steel before I move onto W2 and try to bring out the most from the hamon. I honestly don't think it's worth the effort to do it in 1095, so I'll use it for practice. This is the best heat-treat I've ever done by miles. My old method of doing it in the forge was a pain in the ass, and the steel never came out as good as I'd like. I love to put my knives through some pretty vigorous testing post heat-treat, and this one has come through far better than any of my previous blades. It's still not perfect though, and I'll continue to work on my charcoal and water quenching. It's loads of fun and maybe sometime I'll do a video on it :biggrin: I can't wait to start on the next one!