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My lastest piece for a buddy of mine from Argentina. His passion is the asado (bbq equivalent here in america). He wanted a custom knife for his bbq pack and this is what we came up with. Details: Blade- 140 layer ladder pattern 15N20/1095 outer steel of the san mai with W2 core. Differentially heat treated, the hamon is low though the whole edge turned out quite adequately hard, hardness files confirmed at least 65hrc on edge and about 50hrc along the spine post quench. There is another faint hamon present in the damascus region where the clay was applied. Never had a dual hamon lik
This is what's been kicking my ass since the start of the year. Blade is 1/4" 1095, about 12", asymmetrical double edged with deep fullers, differentially hardened, mirror polished and the fullers heat blued. Handle is a turned antler shaft carved on the face with a beast knot, and finished with shellac, with ebony pommel and haunches carved with knotwork. The upper and lower guards are sculpted blued steel, with copper trim.There is a carved bone pommel cap, set with 4 garnets. The scabbard is split and chiseled out of a block of sycamore, lined with felt, carved with knotwork and finished wi