First project - Sabatier Refurb

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  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1

    Chuckles

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    So, here is my first knife project. It is a gift for my Sous Chef.

    Before, middle,

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  2. Jul 26, 2014 #2

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    And after.

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  3. Jul 26, 2014 #3

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    Wow very nice! Looks like a completely different knife. :doublethumbsup:
     
  4. Jul 26, 2014 #4

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    Handle extreme close-ups.

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  5. Jul 26, 2014 #5

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    Wicked distal taper.

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  6. Jul 26, 2014 #6

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    Well done , is it buckeye burl?


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  7. Jul 26, 2014 #7

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    Yup, Buckeye from Burl Source. The tang on that knife is gonna give me nightmares for years.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2014 #8

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    I had done a similar project to convert from full tang to hidden tang with removing the bolster , I will not do it again :) I hope your sous will appreciate it


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  9. Jul 26, 2014 #9

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    She really likes it. I knew she liked Kiritsuke tips and her favorite knife that I have brought through the kitchen has been a Devin Thomas ITK so I based the profile off of that. Don't read too much into the geometry from the choil shot, its based on Rader's work. It is really fun to see it get worked hard and perorm well... I am going to force a patina on it tomorrow morning at work.



    In case anybody is impressed; here are reminders of where the bar is actually set for a project like this.

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/s...arbon-Sabatier?p=100291&viewfull=1#post100291

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/5971-Vintage-Sabatier-Refurb

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/s...-Nguyen-Knives?p=233743&viewfull=1#post233743
     
  10. Jul 26, 2014 #10

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    That's pretty awesome.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2014 #11

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    That Nguyen piece is sweet.

    Yours is still impressive. :cool2:
     
  12. Jul 26, 2014 #12

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    Very nice work! Very unique one of a kind piece your sous has now.Um, you need another sous?
     
  13. Jul 26, 2014 #13

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    The word 'overqualified' comes to mind. :clown:

    But if you are ok with a 50% pay cut, a commute half way across the country, and doing inventory every Sunday the job is yours. If you hang on for a year I'll even whip up a Forgecraft for you....
     
  14. Jul 26, 2014 #14

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    Ha! Inventory every Sunday, eh? It sounds like her new knife is well deserved!
     
  15. Jul 26, 2014 #15

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    Well deserved indeed. A great Sous is truly priceless.
     
  16. Jul 26, 2014 #16
    Is this the same Sous you've introduced to us before? I want to start a fan club:cool2:.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2014 #17

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    I want to do a refurb myself, not the handle b/c I do not have the tools for it but besides forgecraft and sabatier what is there?
     
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    oh yea and BTW, how many freaking bull noses did Forgecraft make, a lot on the bay
     
  19. Jul 27, 2014 #19

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    Chuck that's awesome. Very nice work for a first go. :doublethumbsup:
     
  20. Jul 27, 2014 #20

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    Yes it is! :)

    Nice Job Charlie, very nice
     
  21. Jul 27, 2014 #21

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    This looks outstanding
     
  22. Jul 27, 2014 #22

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    Yeah Daveb, same Sous. She already has a pretty big fan club. I'll let her know you're on board. :doublethumbsup:

    I put on three rounds of forced mustard patina today. Quick cell phone pic before I left.

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  23. Jul 27, 2014 #23

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    SPECTACULAR!!! :goodpost: :plus1: :ubersexy:
     
  24. Jul 29, 2014 #24

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    Great work Chuck - I have a 10" Au Ritz I need to finish up - thanks for the inspiration.
     
  25. Oct 23, 2014 #25

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    wow that looks amazing!
     
  26. Oct 23, 2014 #26

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    That looks really nice!
     
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    Woah! How did I miss this? Looks great, Charlie.
     
  28. Nov 19, 2014 #28

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    Lol, I was thinking the same thing! Quality work! Looks great!
     
  29. Nov 19, 2014 #29

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    You guys are too kind. Thanks for the comments.
     
  30. Nov 19, 2014 #30

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    Chuckles, beautiful work, you completely blew away my first attempt at a rehandle.
     

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