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Lady's chef's knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    A lady customer wanted a lightweight, sharp and tough chef's knife. This is what I came up with.

    It's a full-sized (8" blade) chef's knife made of Bohler-Uddeholm AEB-L razor blade steel in 0.130". A composite handle made of black G10 and stabilized Amboyna burl (Woodstabilizer.com) pinned in brass and Acraglas. It weighs in a 253 grams, which is a tad bit heavier than the segment average, but I hope that she is happy with the end result.

    For something different, I shaped the handle components, piece-by-piece with a simple oval pattern and made things fit on each side. I posted how I did this on my blog. http://dcknives.com/

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    Overall the fit and finish is acceptable for such an awesome learning experience.

    As always, your comments and constructive criticism is appreciated.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  2. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Very nice Dan, looks like and excellent addition to the kitchen. Very nice job on matching the scale profile ;)
     
  3. Icho-

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    Very nice Dan. Love the contrast of the handle. ..and everything else.
     
  4. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    "...fit and finish is acceptable..."??? Really? Don't be modest, Dan. That is one creative and well executed chef's knife! Exceptional work! Congrats!

    Jim T
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks for your kind words gents. This was fun to make. I literally sketched the oval idea on the back of an envelope a month ago. Seeing something go from sketch to real "in-your-hands" is a truly amazing thing.

    Feedback from customer is great. She is very happy with her knife. I even learned a few things about properly holding a chef's knife.

    Jim, kaizen. ;-)

    Dan
     
  6. Jim T

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    Hai! - Jim T
     
  7. Foster J

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    Nice one Dan. I really like the radius idea. Looks great.
     
  8. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Really nice kitchen knife, impressive work on the handle. You are certainly a patient man ;)
     
  9. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    I agree. Very impressive work on handle. Great knife!
     
  10. MarkJeffrey

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    beauty! the curved lines in the handle really does give it that extra wow factor
     

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