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Green box elder Burl and greed dyed mammoth tooth bolsters.

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My personal knife. 260mm M390 with amboyna Burl and natural box elder Burl bolsters. A pair of delicious home cold smoked sable fillets as well.
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I like them! Especially the one with carbon bolster. Must be pita to work with though.
 

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I like them! Especially the one with carbon bolster. Must be pita to work with though.
Thanks!

Actually it’s not too bad. Grinds easily. Very durable. But the dust gets everywhere when it’s sanded.
 

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I once did a knife in white g10. and it was not nice. its the white one here. you get lung cancer if you breathe that crap in. (edit: it was also the last one i do in g10)
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I once did a knife in white g10. and it was not nice. its the white one here. you get lung cancer if you breathe that crap in. (edit: it was also the last one i do in g10)
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Very nice. But G10 is not the only Hazzard amongst handle materials we use. Carbon fiber can cause pulmonary fibrosis and cardiac failure. Rosewood family woods such as rosewood, ebony, cocobolo have oils that when volatilized in the dust particles are directly pulmonary toxic. Pick you poison ! :confused:
 

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That nakiri looks like a mean machine! Of course the handle material choices are great too, nice!
 

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All synthetic fibers that are sharp and that does not degrade in human tissue will cause lung cancer. its just a matter of time/exposure. Of course something else, could, in theory kill you before this happens.
In china they make carbon fiber bike frames. A chinese carbon fiber worker has an average "lifetime" of 3 years. just saying. just dont go swimming in this sh1t.
 

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Doing a prototype handle out of red/orange/white/black G10 in a 210mm gyuto.


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Work in progress. 230mm CPM M4 with dyed box elder Burl, Carbon fiber bolsters, and lapis insert. 5/16” pins.


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250mm Damasteel Thor pattern with double dyed mango scales with blue and black carbon fiber thunderstorm bolsters. Thus is a hidden tang western handle


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260mm CTS-XHP with maple. URL and Juma bolsters. I always wanted to do a knife in pink, purple, and magenta. This one has 5/16” pins.

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These two latest are slick! Wish I'd been to the Chicago event to see them in person!
 

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270mm CPM M4 sujiki and 440c carving fork for a matched set in progress.


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245mm Damasteel gyuto with dyed black ash Burl and gold twill bolsters. Choil needs some final cleanup then sharpening.


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240mm CPM-M4 gyutos and a 270mm sujiki as part of a carving set and its custom presentation box. And I dropped off the pair of gyuto a with the chef who ordered them.

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you make really cool knives! where do you get all these materials?

I kinda got bit too and got myself some snake skin carbon fiber (with brass powder), but unfortunately i could only get hold of 1 single piece of 40x120mm 5mm thick. so i cut it up in 2 20mm pieces to make some inserts/sides on a wood handle.
 

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you make really cool knives! where do you get all these materials?

I kinda got bit too and got myself some snake skin carbon fiber (with brass powder), but unfortunately i could only get hold of 1 single piece of 40x120mm 5mm thick. so i cut it up in 2 20mm pieces to make some inserts/sides on a wood handle.
I get material from dozens of sources. Instagram, eBay, directly from manufacturers, local folks in Texas, knife shows. Texas knifemaker supply does lots of mailorder business. Just look around the net, join Facebook groups, etc. Google is your friend.
 
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