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Christmas kitchen cutter.

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Foster J, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Made this one for the in-laws. Random 1080 & 15N20. Hawaiian Koa, 316 stainless bolsters with 1/8'' mosaic pins.

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    Thanks for viewing.
     
  2. Icho-

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    Very nice. Love the shape and style. I have to get some Hawaiian koa.
     
  3. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Looks awesome J, love the dark satin finish on the stainless bolsters did you acid etch them? Almost looks like a cold blue job. Also scoring points with the in-laws is always great ;)
     
  4. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks Icho. The stabilized Hawaiian Koa I got from the Burl source. They ship for free if you buy more than $200.00 worth. They're a little pricey but, everything I have got from them has been outstanding with a satisfaction back guarantee I've never had to use so far.
     
  5. Foster J

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    Thanks Steve. Nothing special here. It must just the way the photos turned out. The bolsters are polished but not mirror.
     
  6. Nor'easter

    Nor'easter New Member

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    So nice. Fit and finish are flawless by the looks of it. Love the stainless look of the hardware. Seems to compliment the maple much better than brass.
     
  7. Foster J

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    Thanks a lot. Not to be picky, But ...no maple here. Probably the nicest Hawaiian Koa I've gotten so far.
     
  8. Grayzer86

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    Excellent, as have been the last ones you posted. You are really knocking these out if the park, and with quite the speed too.
     
  9. Nor'easter

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    Oop's That fiddlebacking fooled me. :) Wow some nice koa, didn't really know it grew that way.
     
  10. TheCivilman

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    Gorgeous knife. Great work. Beautiful scales.
    Hard to tell on my cell, is this a single bevel?
     
  11. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks again all for the gracious compliments. Yes, this knife is flat ground on one side only.
     
  12. alanf

    alanf New Member

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    Great looking knife, I would like to do some kitchen knives myself soon. How are the stainless bolsters attached? I imagine they must be silver soldered or some other relatively low heat method. They must be done after tempering, how do you pull that off without buggering the temper on the blade?
    Alan
     
  13. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Great knife very nice! Great job
     
  14. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks alanf. No soldering required. Drill a couple of holes in the approximate area where the bolster will rest before heat treating. Then match the holes to you're new bolsters and peen or press close fitting pins in them. It's kinda the short version but make sure you finish the area of the bolster that's close to the ricasso. This area is tough to do after assembly. I hope that's not too fuzzy.
     
  15. Fred/A

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    Really nice !
     

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