1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Honesuki In Blue Curly Maple + Nitro V

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 15, 2021.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The latest little kitchen knife I am working on. A 6.5" honesuki in made with Nitro-V and blue curly maple. Copper and peacock acrylester accents. The tang screw threads into the butt squeezing it all together. I made the handle quite thin to aid in indexing and to keep the overall weight down. Copper is heavy, but gives a high quality feel in the hand.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I was able to keep a little scale from heat treatment on the spine which gives a cool aged effect.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking!

    Dan
     
    Griff and Nieman Knives like this.
  2. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson Member

    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Great job Dan - love the form of it and the colours really work well together.

    How did you end up sanding the acrylester? I tried an inlace insert and had a heck of a time getting the metal spacers and the inlace even. The inlace always seemed to sand down just a hair more than the spacer beside it. Not much but you could feel it under your fingers.

    Regards
    Dave
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks Dave.

    I use the slack belt and rotate the handle around with even pressure.
    [​IMG]
    I progress through the belts up to 400 and leave it. The whole handle is done the same way. It makes the transitions from different materials unnoticeable. However, with wood, there will sometimes be shrinkage in the wood and a very slight ridge may be felt in few weeks. For this reason I use stabilized or ironwood.

    Dan
     
  4. Scott Kozub

    Scott Kozub Active Member

    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I love the look of copper. Too bad it's so reactive. Did you do anything to try to keep it that colour or are you going to let it patina?
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
    There's a little wax from buffing on it, but that will wear and it will take on a patina. I find it's doesn't oxidize much further after a while with regular use.
     
  6. Griff

    Griff Active Member

    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Looks even better here Dan! The Instagram photo size format didn’t do it any justice. As I said there, the colour choices make this stand out. Very nice:beer:
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

    Likes Received:
    1,216
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks Griff.

    The curly really stands out in person. It's very cool when you look from the top and get that eye full of chatoyance.
     

Share This Page