Guys, these are antiques! Circa 1960. I found a supply, however fairly limited, of forged 1084 forks, that I have 8 more of right now, and can get a few more. They come to me rough, well rough is a nice way to describe them. I have some to sell if there is any interest. I wanted to get all my sources sorted out, before I described these too much, in case things fell through, this would have stayed with me. Now I would like to make some of them available. These will not be made again at the foundary, and have been sitting in a box for more than 50 years!
:woot:All right, the forks are coming!!!!:woot: My fork is done and Pierre just sent me a few pics, just to make me drool. The handle is curly Koa, can't wait to get it and slice up something! :EDance2: Pics follow.
As you can see, he did a fabulous job and the wood is just beautiful. :doublethumbsup: Thank you again Pierre.
You're not the only that received an email from Pierre today Ed...
I asked for something simple and elegant (preferably ebony) to match an ebony handled suji that I have on order from Jon. Pierre expressed some concern about my choice of ebony (which he explained has a tendency to want to crack with time), but he used some special wood that he has had drying for 7 years (!), so I should be in good shape. Two black pins (tough to see but they're there) with a single mosaic pin in the center.
It looks exactly like what I had in mind. I can't wait to see it in person and will post again when it arrives.