Gallery- Martell Knives

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  1. Feb 26, 2019 #901

    Dave Martell

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    Thanks Alex!


    I've done them before, maybe only a 1/2 dozen (ish) though. I don't mind doing them if someone wants one, they make for a very thin tip if that's what you're after.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2019 #902

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    very nice.
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2019 #903

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    The blue one... Sweet!!!
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2019 #904

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    Cosmic!
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2019 #905

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    That is so true! For me Dave is the master of blue handles...
     
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    Thanks guys! :)
     
  7. Mar 2, 2019 #907

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    Here's a freshly completed 180mm nakiri made out of 52100. This started off to be a rustic nakiri but took a couple of twists along the way where I added/tweaked to make it more of an "upscale" rustic nakiri. :D

    The customer requested a brass spacer but he got 2, plus a nickel silver one and a few black G10s as well as a matching mosaic pin. He was looking for brown wood and left the decision to me so I went with a spalted maple to sort of match the vintage mustard patina applied to the blade. And speaking of the blade, I decided to take the bottom half of it to a nicely polished (convex) bevel that's very thin yet should still push product up and away as it rises and hits the defined "shinogi" (term used loosely here) line. The blade was initially mustard finished all over so there's still some remnants of this on the polished bevel that can be seen when the blade is twisted in the light. I left it because the bevel will just get all patina'd up in use anyway but the customer still has a nice blank canvas to see turn into whatever it will over time as it becomes his knife.

    I hope that you like it Jay. Thanks to you and Trish for your support! :cool:


    PS - The sky is overcast today and I'm dealing with a half dull/half shiny blade. I did my best to show all aspects of the finish but I can say without question that the owner will be surprised when he gets it in hand as it looks better in person.


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    Here's the newest Martell knife, freshly completed, and ready to go to it's new home. It's a 270mm wa gyuto made out of 52100. :cool:

    The handle is made from a crazy double dyed block of box elder burl that the customer picked out himself. He chose to forgo using another material for the ferrule so that he could include more of the wood's character and I'm sure glad that he did!

    The customer requested a nickel silver spacer and mosaic pin be added but I needed to add some umpf (to match the crazy wood) so I went with a double nickel silver and single copper spacer paired with black G10. The mosaic pin that's used matches the spacer stack perfectly.

    Now to hope that he likes it. ;)

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    Mannn...that's pretty
     
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    Wow..
     
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    if he does not like it I will sacrify and take it
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. :)
     

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