225mm, 375 layer damascus integral gyuto with a nickel silver spacer and an ironwood handle.
Here's a video from my perspective using the power hammer to forge weld and draw out a billet. This weld a draw totals the layer count at 184 with the next session totaling 1104 layers.
Here is the start to a Bold Midnight Ripple Damascus gyuto and parer:
The completed custom parer and gyuto:
Up next is a damascus gyuto/chef, damascus petty, and a monosteel Western integral. The two matching damascus blades will be receiving carbon fiber and ironwood handles. The Western integral will be getting a carbon fiber handle.
Wave damascus, mokume, 5720 year old bog oak, and snake wood for this set.
I'll be at the Seattle International Knife Show this weekend, if you're in the area come by and say hi.
I'll have a couple of single bevels, suji, banno bunka, nakiri, a Western gyuto and a few other pieces.
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Projects in the near future:
250mm Western gyuto in 52100 with kurouchi/polish finish with carbon fiber handle and saya.
Steak knives in AEB-L with carbon fiber handles and sayas.
210mm gyuto in 52100 with kurouchi/polish finish with G10 handle and saya.
I'll have a table there with a few items that will be posted here.
This suji was sold and the new custom sent it in to be shortened, a change in the blade profile and to get a saya. I'll be putting some pics up for reference.
I'll have some nakiris in the store soon. They will be in AEB-L and 1095 with an edge length of 160mm and a heel height of 50mm ground thin.
They came from the deep freeze
Sakimaru the knife, not the cat