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I see it now , they must have uploaded just as I was sending. I was so keen on Gravier that I typed faster than the pics could load haha😊
 

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Metal Monkey 257mm Riverland Damascus with dyed musar birch handle and dyed zebrabone ferrule.
Riverland Damascus composed of 1095/1084/15n20
HRC62
The sculpted handle is so comfortable. Superb fit and finish.
This knife reminds me of the Tsukasa Hinoura River Jump.

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It is called Riverland. It may as well be called River Jump! It has that Tsoukasa Hinoura look - equally stunning in my view - would love to hear more about it

the handle is gorgeous
 

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Haley DesRosiers 210mm Batsauce Damascus integral bolster gyuto with redwood burl handle.
Weight: 199 grams

This is probably the pièce de résistance of my kitchen knife collection and is my first Damascus knife from an ABS Master Smith. When you consider buying a knife from an ABS MS, realize that their Damascus is what got them their title so it makes sense to try to collect their Damascus knives. It is especially hard to get a Haley DesRosiers Damascus kitchen knife because she does not specialize in kitchen knives. Furthermore, she fishes commercially in Alaska during the fishing season. So think about how precious and few kitchen knives are made by her especially in Damascus of her own design. It is my pleasure to finally acquire this knife into my collection from probably the current best female knifemaker in the world.

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Ooooh...this is a rarity. It’s like the mythical whale “moby dick” that fisherman never see - she also happens to be a fisherwoman

Also, it’s an integral bolster - seeing much more this structure lately

given all of the amazing knives you have - including Kikuryu, what makes this piece de resistance for you? I mean the competitors for that title are fierce

i am just drooling for this one🤪
 

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It is a rarity by the best female knifemaker in the world today. She only received her ABS MS in 2015. She probably only produces knives half the year at most. She makes many different kinds of knives and many are not Damascus knives. You can probably make a good guesstimate how few Haley DesRosiers MS Damascus kitchen knives exists in the world.

It's a western integral.

The batsauce Damascus is designed and forged by the maker from six bars of steel.

The Damascus pattern is fine and subtle.

The redwood burl is well-chosen with beautiful reddish colors swirling around within a comfortable sculpted natural wood handle.

The weight is not too heavy so it should be quite nimble.

It has some distal taper even though the knife is already thin.

Haven't tried out the cutting performance yet but have big expectations for it.
 
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My Mazaki knives

Mazaki 240mm kasumi white steel iron-cladded gyuto with ho wood D-shape handle. Steel is charcoal, water quenched for extra hardness.
Mazaki 210mm nashiji white 2 steel handled with ebony, corian, and nickel silver rings.
Mazaki 210mm aogami 2 damascus.

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That middle handle, did u get that from KnS? I’m thinking of putting that on the Kato I have lined up, but I’m scared it’s thicker than I like. What are your impressions?
 

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The middle one was bought from a retailer in Hong Kong. The handle is gorgeous and is hefty which helped move the balance point back towards the heel so think about how you like the balance of your knife before switching handles. I don't know how this handle compares with the one from KnS though.
 

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Isasmedjan 247x58 workhorse gyuto with wrought iron cladding over 1.2519 core steel.
Single piece red mallee burl handle.
Finished on uchigumori by maker.
274 grams
64-65 hrs
Thickness of spine:
5.1 out of handle
4.3 above heel
2.4 at middle of blade
0.8 approx. 1 cm from tip
Another fabulous knife from Sweden.
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Isasmedjan 247x58 workhorse gyuto with wrought iron cladding over 1.2519 core steel.
Single piece red mallee burl handle.
Finished on uchigumori by maker.
274 grams
64-65 hrs
Thickness of spine:
5.1 out of handle
4.3 above heel
2.4 at middle of blade
0.8 approx. 1 cm from tip
Another fabulous knife from Sweden.
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Let me know when you are ready to send this to Finland 🤤
 

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Crazy distal taper! I am drooling over this one😂

Would love to see your Swedish collection all together
 

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Isasmedjan 247x58 workhorse gyuto with wrought iron cladding over 1.2519 core steel.
Single piece red mallee burl handle.
Finished on uchigumori by maker.
274 grams
64-65 hrs
Thickness of spine:
5.1 out of handle
4.3 above heel
2.4 at middle of blade
0.8 approx. 1 cm from tip
Another fabulous knife from Sweden.
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Is this the one from the auction? I thought I won it but my IG just tweaked out. Congrats
 

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Welcoming a new addition to the Dalman family.

Dalman 242mm x 54mm stainless AEB-L s-grind gyuto with masur birch handle.
64-65 hrc
Balanced about 3 cm in on the blade from heel, so slightly blade forward balanced.

What a sweet knife with sweet packaging from a sweet maker.

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Welcoming a new addition to the Dalman family.

Dalman 242mm x 54mm stainless AEB-L s-grind gyuto with masur birch handle.
64-65 hrc
Balanced about 3 cm in on the blade from heel, so slightly blade forward balanced.

What a sweet knife with sweet packaging from a sweet maker.
Does it cut the Kryptoniters better than the other knives you normally use do?
 

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The Dark and Light sides of Kippington
(carbon vs stainless)

267mm 52100 "heavyweight laser" gyuto with tiger myrtle handle
235mm CPM-154 work-pony gyuto with pine handle

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