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catalin last won the day on December 25 2016

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  1. Awesome blade and great craftmenship as always. I feel proud as a romanian that you make a bowie inspired by Vlad Țepeș or Drăculea (Dracula by the foreigners) in romanian language was the name that was given by the people to Vlad Țepeș father, Vlad Dracul, because he was the member of an military-religious order, The Dragon Order - similar to The Teutonic Order or Sovereign Military Order of Malta, that had as a symbol a dragon - named dracul by romanian people. From that symbol the entire family following the blood line of Vlad Dracul, Vlad Țepeș father was named as to be of Drăculești. And if i may, the corect term is Voievod.
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    latest ones

    the last two . because all my knives that i made and i liked were taken by my friends i thought that i will make one. so, forged spring steel with G10 scales and red liners. the blade is 15 cm long, 4.3 cm wide and 3 mm thick above the heel. but in a new year i will make another one for me, this one is gone also . and the last one is made from d2 steel with teak scales it was a birtday gift for my godson.
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    latest ones

    the fourth one is a santoku made from 15n20 with homemade micarta handle and carbon fiber pins. blade is 19 cm long, 5 cm wide and 2,5 mm thick.
  4. First a sujihiki forged from a japanese laminate with blue papper steel core. The blade is 25 cm long, 4 cm wide and 3 mm thick at the heel. The handle is made from a buffalo horn and european cornel. the second one is a rustic style kitche knife. blade is forged form a leaf spring with a spalted beech wood and bamboo handle. the blade is about 16 cm long, 4,5 cm wide and 3 mm thick at the heel. the third one is a neck knife made from a file with forged finger grooves.
  5. catalin

    a sujihiki

    thank you. in fact is a chef at a local restaurant and after i delivered the knife he had a great day in the kitchen or that he told me the next day . when i show him the knife he was just like a baby when grab sweets.
  6. catalin

    a sujihiki

    a friend of mine asked me if i can make him a kitchen knife. so, i choose japanese laminate steel with white papper steel core, that i forged to shape. it came out a nice blade about 24 cm long, 4 cm wide and 3 mm thick at the junction with tang. the handle is made form lignum vitae and paduk with an walnut saya. after heat treatment and grinding:
  7. first one is a chinese cleaver forged from C75 steel with handle made from european cornel wood. blade is about 18 cm long, 8.5 cm wide at the heel and it is 3 mm thick at the blade handle junction with a tapper towards the tip. blade is attach to the handle with dovels and the tang get thru the whole handle and is bent over the handle to secure the whole construction. the secoond one is a chef made from udelholm 1770 steel similar to 1070 steel. it is about 19 cm long, 5 cm wide and 2.5 mm thick with merbau handle and brass pins. the third one is made from a scrap left over of japanese laminate steel whit white papper steel core and micarta handle and fiber carbon pin and tube. the fourth one is made from spring steel forged then filed to shape with a leather handle. i use to types of leather to make a contrast between them.
  8. thank you. i collect wood for years (harvest my own, change different type of woods with a few friends and i am buying from time to time) and about a few moths ago i was cleaning in my stash and i made happy a few friends.
  9. a paring knife forged from 52100 bearing steel with accacia handle. the blade is 12 cm long, 3 cm wide and 2,5 mm thick. a little one forged from a scarp piece of mystery steel with handle made from a pice of ivy with bone bolster. three utility lnioves made from D2 steel with micarta handle. one made from a piece of an axe - more exactly form the cutting age of the axe. is has 10 cm long, 2,7 cm wide and 6 mm thick at the junction with the handle and has a tapper towards the tip. the hndle is form chestnut. hope you like it.
  10. the last ones, forged from 5 mm spring steel stock, a little rustic, but i like the results . an chef knife in rwl-34 steel 2,6 mm thick, 5 cm wide and 19 cm long blade with merbau scales. an higonokami with mill saw blade and stainless steel handle. about 7 cm long and 1,4 cm wide and 2 mm thick blade. an utility knife made from japanese san-mai with whitepapper steel on the edge, forged, and olive scales. about 9 cm long blade, 2,3 cm wide and 2,8-3 mm thick. a santoku chef knife in 12c27 stainless steel with micarta jandle. the blade is 19 cm long, 4 cm wide and 2,8 mm thick.
  11. absolutlly superb. i really like the guard and the pommel.
  12. much appreciated. thank you gentlemen for your words. i discover that the oak is subappreciated and can be worked to give a lots of textures. simple, brused, burnt and brused or finished with a clothed or used sandpaper at a high speed to achieve a caramel like colour.
  13. and a small utility knife forged from spring steel with mild steel bolsters and brushed oak. the blade is about 7 cm long, 1.5 cm wide and 2.5 mm thick. the grind and polish was made only with files and stones. and the big brother made also from spring steel, forged to shape and dress up with files and stones. alittle bit bigger, the blades was about 9 cm long, 2 cm wide and it was 3 mm thick at the junction with the tang. blade is fitted in the handle with two wood dovels near the blade that was cut flush after they were push with a hammer. handle was made from oak burnt and brushed. the profile of the blade: because the handle was burnt the dovels can't be seen, but they look like this:
  14. a little paring knife forged form a swedish bahco wrench with bone scales and a simple mozaic pin. about 9 cm long blade, 2 cm wide and about 2 mm thick with a tapper towards the tip. an outdoor knife forged form spring steel with elm scales. i think that it was about 15 cm long blade, about 3 cm wide and 4 mm thick. a wharncliff smallish knife with holes made form same 15n20 steel. from memories i think that it was abou 8 cm long blade, about 3 cm wide and 3 mm thick. a ring knife forged form O2 steel with antler scales. the blade is about 9 cm long, 2 cm wide and 3 mm thick. a hunter forged form spring steel with some wood burl scales - i don't know what wood is it. It has a a little bit over 9 cm long blade, 2,5 cm wide and 3.5 mm thickness at the juntion with the handle. a small paring knife made form D2 steel. the blade is 7,5 cm long, 2 cm wide and 1.8 mm thick and the handle is plum wood i thick. another utility knife made from D2 steel with bloddwood scales and carbon fiber pins. the blade is 13 cm long, 2 cm wide and 2.5 mm thick.
  15. thank you. i do like the beef bone, not quite easy to find, but it has a nice feeling.
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