Custom integral raindrop damascus usuba kamagata. Carbon fiber handle inlayed with yellow mammoth tooth and pure nickel capped with a faceted damascus butt cap. The saya is carbon fiber milled to matched usuba grind and lined with supple pig skin. The saya is asymmetrical to match the blade and inlayed with matching mammoth. Feather damascus keeper pin keeps the blade snug and protected.
I forged this custom gyuto with a stainless raindrop damascus jacket and a stainless core. The handle is carbon fiber blue mammoth tooth and spalted jatoba. The saya is full carbon fiber with a leather liner and a faceted titanium keeper pin.
I forged the chevron damascus blade from CPM154 and AEB-L. The stainless chevron gyuto is handled in a stainless damascus bolster, carbon fiber spacers, Tasmanian blackwood, and capped with stainless damascus. The saya is curly claro walnut with a pigskin liner and features a stainless dammy keeper pin.
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.