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Custom Damascus and Mokume-gane Kiritsuke Work in Progress

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 Exhibition grade rosewood burl.

Exhibition grade rosewood burl.

 Copper and nickel silver for the mokume-gane.

Copper and nickel silver for the mokume-gane.

 A billet that I forge welded and is currently at 88 layers of 52100 and 15N20.

A billet that I forge welded and is currently at 88 layers of 52100 and 15N20.

 The bar is cut up in seven sections for a layer count of 616.

The bar is cut up in seven sections for a layer count of 616.

 The seven layers have been forge welded and cut down the center to create the blade pattern.

The seven layers have been forge welded and cut down the center to create the blade pattern.

 The two billet sections are forge welded back together and forged out to a basic shape.

The two billet sections are forge welded back together and forged out to a basic shape.

 I annealed, trimmed, and gave the blade a quick etch to check the pattern.

I annealed, trimmed, and gave the blade a quick etch to check the pattern.

 The blade has been heat treated and the ura has been ground on the backside.

The blade has been heat treated and the ura has been ground on the backside.

 Working on the front.

Working on the front.

 The blade has been finish ground, stone work to double check everything, and hand finished. After hand finishing, the blade was etched and my makers mark was applied.

The blade has been finish ground, stone work to double check everything, and hand finished. After hand finishing, the blade was etched and my makers mark was applied.

 I wanted to have a matching pattern for the bolster and butt cap so I made mokume-gane to match the feather pattern.

I wanted to have a matching pattern for the bolster and butt cap so I made mokume-gane to match the feather pattern.

 The finished kiritsuke.

The finished kiritsuke.

 Feather mokume-gane polished.

Feather mokume-gane polished.

Carbon Fiber and G10

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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.

 

Wa Gyuto

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    The steel is 1095 high carbon and the handle consists of black lacewood, copper, G10, and redwood burl.

 

The steel is 1095 high carbon and the handle consists of black lacewood, copper, G10, and redwood burl.

    The blade is differentially hardened.

 

The blade is differentially hardened.

    The saya is cocobolo with a wenge liner to match the handle.

 

The saya is cocobolo with a wenge liner to match the handle.

    The keeper pin is anodized titanium.

 

The keeper pin is anodized titanium.

Wild Western Gyuto

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 The hamon is begining to show after grinding.   

The hamon is begining to show after grinding.

 

 After hand finishing and an acid bath the hamon is really starting to pop.   

After hand finishing and an acid bath the hamon is really starting to pop.

 

 The bolster is almost completely shaped but needs fine tuning with a little hand carving.

The bolster is almost completely shaped but needs fine tuning with a little hand carving.

 The basic shape of the handle is cut-out.

The basic shape of the handle is cut-out.

 The taper is in and the sides are rounded.

The taper is in and the sides are rounded.

 The handle is finished and a quick buff is done.

The handle is finished and a quick buff is done.

 All done!

All done!

Sujihiki Up-cycle

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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.

 This is the original.

This is the original.

 Just unpacked from the new owner.

Just unpacked from the new owner.

 Post profile change.

Post profile change.