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Beau Nidle

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Thanks 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 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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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
 

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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! 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.

Quick edit: brought it home and used it to make a sorta-ramen dish for dinner. Waaaaay too big for me. That said the profile is actually pretty nice. Some belly near the tip of you want to rock, flatter section for push cutting (I’m actually a puller, but same idea). I’ll try it on some root veg sometime and see how it works with those. It’s a heavy knife (280g!) but that was probably inevitable with this much steel. If I remember rightly that’s roughly what Kramer’s knives come in at in this size.
 
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That's so flat its playing tricks with my eyes/mind. I think it's the shadow falling across it that's causing my problems #PretendRecurve :)
 

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Big change of style, here's the nakiri that I asked for advice on in the shop talk forum. Current weight is 116g but I'd like to take some out of the tang. It's on the shorter side at just under 150mm, 50mm tall.

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I picked up some old farriers rasps on ebay to play with. Cost me about $5 for 3, so if it doesn't work out I don't really mind. Reading up on the subject I guess I'll be treating it like 1095 in the heat treat, and spark testing suggests that it is high carbon all the way through rather than just case hardened, so first bullet dodged. Of course it's impossible to ignore certain...fashionable knife brands in this area, and reading some websites made me want to hurl, so I thought of a potential ad campaign courtesy of the show Parks & Recreation.

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Had a quick foray into some very low layer damascus. Kept the whole knife very simple. 37 layers 1095/15n20, charred tulipwood handle with oak ferrule. 170mm, weighed in at just over 140g.

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