Gallery - Hiromoto AS... Full Spa Treatment

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  1. Jul 11, 2019 #241

    Dave Martell

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    Hiromoto AS Gyuto - thinned, etched, smoothed, and sharpened! :cool:

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    That does not look like a complete loss Dave :p
     
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    Thanks Matus :)
     
  4. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:01 PM #244

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    Here's another Hiromoto AS that's just been through the spa treatment except this one had some additional work done to it. :cool:

    This knife belongs to an old friend from back in the KF days. It's always both nice and a bit stressing to work on a friend's knife because my expectations go even higher than they should and I almost never meet them but in this case I exceeded what I hoped to accomplish so I'm actually happy for once...LOL

    The knife came to me as a metal bolstered western configuration that I was tasked to convert to a bolster-less octagonal wa configuration so I ground off the old handle and metal bolster and made a new handle for it. Then choil was re-shaped for comfort.

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    The wood was supplied by the customer, it's desert ironwood with sap wood. He asked me to include as much sapwood as possible and I worked to do this as best as I could. He wanted a metal spacer stack so I put together an 11 piece stack consisting of copper, nickel silver, and G10 spacers. I really love this handle a lot, it's one of my favorites that I've done.

    I hope you like it as much Jay! :)



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  5. Jul 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM #245

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    Gorgeous, Dave! I imagine it was a huge work, but the result makes it certainly worth of it.
     
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    Thanks you!
     
  7. Jul 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM #247

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    Thanks Dave,

    Wow Dave! The knife look awesome. You did an amazing job.

    Thank so much for you hard work Dave.
     
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    You're welcome and thank you back for hanging in there with me all these years!
     

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