I like the profile and the damascus looks great. Congrats! Give us some details on the steel and HT. It would be nice to learn moreThanks guys!
Don't hate me for this one...I made my own Kramer. Why? I honestly couldn't tell you. It seemed like a fun project. Not sure what to do with it now though as it's obviously WAY too big for my needs. Maybe it will suffer the fate of a real Kramer and sit there looking pretty
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Thanks! It's actually the last piece of carbon damascus that I bought before I started making my own. If I remember rightly it was around 300 layers, steel is definitely 1095/15n20. I heat to 1500°f and hold for 10 minutes for 1095, and this seems to work fine for the 15n20 as well. As tempered it should be 60-61hrc. It's taken a pretty nice edge too.I like the profile and the damascus looks great. Congrats! Give us some details on the steel and HT. It would be nice to learn more
Thanks man! I guess if you spend enough time salivating over things you can't afford, you decide on a different tack. Or to quote Jeff Goldblum "Life, uh, finds a way..."It's amazing how many old members are now in the business. I really love your work.
Just tag me, if you like @juice_journoI'd love to enter your giveaway, but I don't use Instagram regularly so I don't know anyone there. Way to go!
Thanks! Could well be, it's only my second nakiri. I spent some time on the phone with Jon at JKI to get an idea of what goes into a good nakiri and I may have gotten more fixated on geometry than overall shape.Lovely steel and handles! From a visual perspective, the end of the nakiri is a bit overly rounded to me. Fabulous overall though!
I've done a few. I find them fascinating as well as a real challenge to do well.Did I see on your website that you do some honyaki forging?
Watanabe, Toyama, and Catcheside are often cited as among the benchmarks for geometry/grind but they are all fairly different. They all do tend to run tall which is my personal preference. With regard to profile I tend to see more that are very close to a rectangle (heel and tip height nearly identical) or that are actually slightly taller at the tip than those that are more than a few mm shorter at the tip (we'll leave @RDalman 's personal broken off gyuto out of the conversation). I think there is enough variation both in geometry and profile that there is no orthodox template.Thanks! Could well be, it's only my second nakiri. I spent some time on the phone with Jon at JKI to get an idea of what goes into a good nakiri and I may have gotten more fixated on geometry than overall shape..