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Thread for Works in progress.

First is a 250mm damasteel gyuto. The blade was etched fresh off the belts before hand finishing. The choil shot is before sharpening. The photo in the bushes is prior to final etching.


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It looks great and the choil shot looks crazy thin. It does leave me wondering about the tip though, is this the finished form?
 

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It looks great and the choil shot looks crazy thin. It does leave me wondering about the tip though, is this the finished form?
No. I leave it meaty through grinding and then shape it at the end. Can make it a gyuto tip or kiritsuki tip.
 

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It is what I thought, but kept looking at the original post in case I was missing something. Great pattern.
 

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Looks like a laser! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
 

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In progress, 255mm Randy Haas tsunami pattern damascus gyuto. On of my favorite handle configurations with abalone, G10, and carbon fiber bolsters. An insane amount of hand labor and sanding into the handle. The abalone material is extremely finicky. Currently at 120 grit on the handle.


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That's gorgeous... Beautiful lines on that knife from the handle to blade profile. Plus, I can only imagine the nightmare shaping both that abalone and carbon fiber. Do you use a full face respirator?
 

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A bunch of new blades. Two XHP 440mm sujiki/brisket/maguro, three 330mm sujiki, two 250mm gyuto. And two small edc blades in stainless San mai CPM 10V blades which will be really good for opening all my Amazon packages!

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In XHP (from right) my version of the Serbian 180mm long and 100mm tall cleaver (this one will be a pain to grind thin), four 250mm gyutos. And one 220mm CPM 20CV gyuto.

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250mm-ish damasteel K-tip gyuto with double dyed maple Burl, blue lapis, and green mammoth tooth bolsters.


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Handles on two more. The maple burl is on a 250mm damasteel Blade and the kirinite is on a 170mm bird and trout filet. Fresh off the belts. Now for hand sanding.

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254mm CTS XHP kiritsuki tip gyuto with double dyed box elder Burl, shred carbon fiber bolsters, G10 trim. Needs imprint, sharpening, and saya.


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255mm damasteel gyuto with maple Burl and black/ red resin bolsters and red lapis stone insert. Needs an edge and saya.


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WIP photos of this 214mm kiritsuki tip gyuto in CPM 20CV. Handle is G10 and carbon/Kevlar bolsters. I oxidized the blade and buffed the edge for a fade appearance.



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Some really complicated handle designs - that must have been quite some work. Do I get it right from the photos that you grind the blades close to a full flat grind?
 

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Some really complicated handle designs - that must have been quite some work. Do I get it right from the photos that you grind the blades close to a full flat grind?
That’s my preferred grind. But I can do any type the customer requests. Hollow, S, Fuller, convex (various degrees), workhorse, etc. It’s not that difficult.
 

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Top, W2 with ironwood and red maple. Bottom, M390 with amboyna burl and biz elder Burl bolsters. 260mm each

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160ish mm CPM 20CV boning with black cherry Burl and carbon fiber trim.
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19c27 250mm butcher/fish knife with spalted maple Burl and lignum vitae bolsters
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250mm with Birdseye maple and ebony

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165mm CPM 20CV with redwood Burl and carbon fiber
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260mm CPM 20CV with blue maple Burl and ebony

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240mm 19c27 (or maybe S35VN) with buckeye Burl and buffalo horn trim

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25omm W2 with bocote and Wenge bolsters

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220mm Quiltwd maple and red maple accents. D handle.
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210mm hidden “full” tang gyuto in CTS-XHP with triple dyed maple Burl, G10, and carbon fiber bolsters.



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Absolutely gorgeous knives and handles

Hope you don't mind me asking but what is a Fuller grind?
 

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Absolutely gorgeous knives and handles

Hope you don't mind me asking but what is a Fuller grind?
A fuller is a longitudinal channel ground in the blade. It can be of various radiuses or depths. It can be placed toward the spine, in the middle, or toward the edge of the blade.
 

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I'm very interested to know what's going on with that immersion circulator.
 
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