250 San Mai Gyuto

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BT11

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Gday KKF,
Quick intro. I've been a spare time maker for roughly 5 years. I go by Brook Turner Blades on Insta etc. I make because its fun and interesting. Recently build myself a hydraulic press so I'll be knocking out more stuff similar to this one in the future.

Recent custom I finished.

250x53mm San Mai Gyuto forged from wrought Iron, nickel with a CruforgeV carbon steel core.
Arizona Ironwood, nickel and ancient Jarrah western handle
3.4mm thick spine at the heel, tapering down to a nice thin tip.
Weight was about 251g
Burnt Oak saya with matching Ironwood pin

Cheers for looking 🤟

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Geigs

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great looking knife, the handle is really well done too. Love me some jarrah!
 

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Wow! Very nice. Did you enjoy working with wrought Iron?
Thanks! Wrought iron isn't too bad to work with. You do need to keep it a bit hotter when forging otherwise it has a tendency to rip/tear itself apart. Clogs belts a little when grinding, but is super easy to hand sand afterwards. Plus it looks interesting 💪
 

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Yeah its not much but I keep.hearing horror stories for the finishing steps
I'd put it somewhere in-between Hitachi Blue2 (on the easier side) and RWL34/Damasteel or Hitachi AO Super (on the pain in the butt side) to hand sand.

I forged out a mono steel Cruforge blade a while back and sent it out for some testing. I stopped hand sanding it at 600 grit because it was hell. The guy liked the steel, and ended up doing a full Jnat polish on it. Glutton for punishment :eek:
 

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There be monsters there. Also probably killed $100 worth of stones getting that done. Bet it looked great!

Forgot to say, very handsome piece. I'm going to keep an eye open...
 
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