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7" Chef's Knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    This is an 7" chef's knife made from AEB-L 0.130" the blade is a hair under 2" at the belly.
    Testing around HRC 59-60 against the files.

    The handle is flame yellow birch with black fibre spacer from the bolster back. The pins are 1/8" 416 stainless and 3/16" brass mosaic.
    Bolster is made from 416 stainless pinned with 416 pins of course.
    Flat ground, I took the bevel to 0.010" before making the cutting edge.
    It weighs 6.2 oz (176 g) with the balance being very slightly toward the blade.

    It cuts like a dream and will hopefully make many great meals.
    Here are some shots from the light box.

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    There's a couple of things I would do differently in the next version, but all-in-all I think it went well.

    This build was detailed here in the WIP section:
    http://www.canadianknifemaker.ca/index.php?threads/full-tang-chefs-knife-build.1648/

    Thanks for looking!

    Dan
     
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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    A thing of beauty,
     
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  3. Putterer

    Putterer New Member

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    Great looking knife Dan. I'll check out the WIP to pick up more tips.
     
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  4. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    Awsome knife Dan. Think I'm going to make a chef's knife here in my next batch. Might even try my first attempt at metal bolsters... maybe lol
     
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  5. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Looks good Dan
     
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  6. poppa bear

    poppa bear Member

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    Awesome
     
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  7. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Nice piece Dan!
     
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  8. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Love it bud!!
     
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  9. jeff

    jeff New Member

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    That is an awesome looking chefs knife. But i would love to see something different.You have awesome work in progress tutorials. I would love to see a dagger or bowie knife in progress. I only ask because i want to learn.
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks guys!

    Jeff, I've been focusing pretty heavily on kitchen knives. I've decided that's the direction I want to steer.

    So let this be a call to other experienced members who can do a W.I.P. on a straight razor, Bowie, dagger, sword, kukri or whatever interesting edged object is in the works. There is a lot of talent out there. Only need a camera. :)

    Dan
     
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  11. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    I have been taking lots of pictures of my slipjoint. Will have a wip to post soon. Just want to post it all at once
     
  12. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    This is never a bad thing.
     
  13. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Very nice knife Dan. It looks awesome. Good job!
     

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