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7.5” Santoku

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Joelsund, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Just wanted to share my most recent knife. It’s a 7.5” Santoku. Sort of has a more acute tip than a typical Santoku . The handle is a tulip wood and a burl I found on a dead tree, that I believe to be willow. The pattern i got by nail polish splattering and acid etching.(maybe not my favourite finish, but my friend who it’s for really likes it. It has grown on me though.)
    [​IMG] [​IMG]https://www.flickr.com/gp/190920558@N06/8L7123
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/190920558@N06/82Ri91
    Hope the photos worked.
     
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  2. Scott Kozub

    Scott Kozub Active Member

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    Funny, I read your description (burl found on dead tree maybe willow and nail polish etched blade that isn't my favorite) and I wasn't expecting much. Opened up the pics and that's a great looking knife. You went all out on that polished edge.

    What steel and what hardness is it?
     
  3. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Lmao. Thank you! It’s cpm154 at about 62hrc, I have no way to test other than scratching other knives I’ve bought, it seemed to scratch 60’s and not an sg-2 at 64. The edge was polished on a super stone 8k.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Looks good Joel. Nice space in the neck for pinch gripping. I'm not really a fan of that blunt nose Santoku style, so I like what you did by making it a bit more stabby. What steel did you use?

    Dan
     
  5. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Thanks Dan! It’s cpm154. Yeah I’m dont love the blunt Santoku either, that’s why I did it like that.
     
  6. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Great looking knife Joel! I like the everything you did with it. We are our own toughest critics!
     
  7. RussGen

    RussGen New Member

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    Hey Joel. Outstanding work. Beautiful handle work and finish. I can't comment on the steel as I have never used any stainless. Still trying to figure out the nail paint. It's unusual but very artistic.
     
  8. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Thanks Russ and Griff! Was my first time working with the steel, and actually my first ever batch of stainless. It was definitely noticeably harder to grind than simple carbon.
     

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