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New knife, slicer with hamon [Jun. 4th, 2014|01:35 am]
Doug Ayen
Steel is W2, there's a nice hamon there, hard to see in the photos but quite evident in real life. Handle is macassar ebony. This is the first knife heat treated with the new molten salt pot heat treat setup I built.

Slicer final - side B
Slicer final-side A

From: tamidon
2014-06-05 03:09 am (UTC)
blade looks nice, is the handle narrow? I'm not quite getting the scale of things.
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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2014-06-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
I was playing around with the handle a bit, it's kinda narrow front-to-back, but thickish side-to-side, with a fair amount of sculpting. It feels comfortable to me in a standard chef's grip (thumb and forefinger on the ricasso), others who hefted it commented that they liked the feel of it as well. I'd take more pictures, but it's already been shipped off to Dad as a bday present. For scale, the blade itself is 12" long, the handle another 4.5"(ish).
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