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great looking knives, Dave! i gotta get me a Watanabe. what was the process for that pretty kasumi/polish on the Takeda?
 

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what was the process for that pretty kasumi/polish on the Takeda?
I can't say, that was done many years ago when I first got it. If I had to guess i kind of looks like King 800x and a leather belt/chromium oxide job.
 

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Watanabe "Professional" Kuro-uchi Nakiri 180mm
Total length: 315mm
Width: 56mm
Thickness: tapered spine 4.5 - 1.5mm
Blade: Yasuki blue steel core with stainless outer
Handle: Stefan Keller custom (simply elegant series)

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4' x 3" Spalted Maple Benchcrafted MagBLOK

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Looking at the loaded rack picture made me realize I need to do an update shot, lots of these are gone and new stuff added since that picture was taken.
 

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Love the Fish handles. That Dojo is screaming for some burl handle work.
 

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Hiromoto 270mm VC (or HC?) scored from Stefan with my very first ever western rehandle

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Love the Fish handles. That Dojo is screaming for some burl handle work.
I'd have re-done that handle a long time ago but it's a half-tang (yuck) and the knife is now about 1/2" shorter because it's been used for all of my testing and sharpening demos over the years. Kind of not worth it anymore.
 

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Oh, forgot about the half tang. Great inexpensive cladded blue steel knife though.
 

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Nice Dave, beautiful knife and handle. Is this a custom ordeer did you request white steel. I have never seen him do a gyuto with this steel.
 

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I see what you did there. Nice collection, what usuba is that in your leather roll?
I have no idea. I got it in a barter deal a couple of years ago and don't remember what it is. Maybe someone can identify it for me?
 

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Nice knives Dave. After wanting and wanting you to give us knives all the time, sometimes it is hard to believe that some knives actually remain with you and live there and actually are used to cut things up.

k.
 

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Not sure what i am more jealous of...your badass collection or that ultra badass spalted magnet rack....
 

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That leather roll is great, if I could only justify one for myself.... I had forgotten about that 270 Watanabe with a Fish handle, that should be a great knife. I just hope there is more patina on it these days...

Stefan

P.s. Oh, and thanks for the gallery section. That may be the kick in the butt I need to take new pictures of my humble collection.
 

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Great looking stuff Dave, thanks for sharing!

If you don't mind me asking, what is your current stone line-up? :thumbsup:
 

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Geez, you guys eat a lot of bread in the Martell household or what?

Nice collection Dave. I really like the knife roll and magblok.
 

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Dang Dave, you've been quietly amassing a nice collection! Stealthy, you are!
 
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