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Koa santoku

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Foster J, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    My wife saw a knife on one of them cooking shows, that was quite stunning and asked me to make her one. As stainless Damascus is quite an extensive process for the do-it-your- selfer, I knew she was asking a lot. Then I remembered I saw something similar on KnifeKits.com. I thought we'd try one of these out and share it with you. The steel is SUS-10, SUS-430 with an AUS-8 core. Blade is .070 thick. 7.25 long and 2'' wide. 12.250 total length. I threw out the hardware that came with the kit and used my own with some real nice Hawaiian Koa. Now of course I feel like I cheated a little here, but the results were worth it.

    Sorry for the crappy photos, I still have to get around to building a light box.

    As for the performance. The balance is awesome if the blade is pinched right in front of the bolster and the total weight is very light (sorry no scale). So far she is amazed with how this knife performs and looks.
    I would highly recommend these.

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Great finish! Love the flame Koa. That's your bolster design then? I like the forward line of it the bolster front against the arch of the handle. Sweet.
     
  3. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks Dan. The bolster that came in the kit looked like it may have been a forged piece. I didn't really like it, so I used some 416 instead. The original design looked very much like the photograph. I thought it looked a little odd at first. but It totally makes sense when you pinch the blade at this point.
     
  4. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    What a beauty!
     

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