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Joël Mercier

A pair of kitchen blades(pic heavy)

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A commission I took my sweet time to complete. I believe it's my best work to date. First one has a 7.375" W2 blade with hamon, 416 bolster and walnut handle. Second is 4" 1095, 416 and walnut. Critique is welcome! Hamons are darn hard to shoot properly...

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Wow! Those are amazing, taking your sweet time really works. That walnut is perfect. One question though, how wide do you typically make you handles at the bolster? Looking from the side that is.

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Gorgeous knives! I love the bolster on the W2 blade. And I like the slim handle on the petty...that’s a petty right?

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Beautiful work!  I like the geometry on the bolsters. The fit is perfect.  Well done!

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14 minutes ago, Mike Ward said:

Wow! Those are amazing, taking your sweet time really works. That walnut is perfect. One question though, how wide do you typically make you handles at the bolster? Looking from the side that is.

Thank you! I usually go for around 7/8" wide at bolster on large blades and 3/4" on smaller ones.

 

15 minutes ago, Conner Michaux said:

Gorgeous knives! I love the bolster on the W2 blade. And I like the slim handle on the petty...that’s a petty right?

Thanks Conner! I am not sure, I think it's more of a large paring knife. Petty knives are usually wider at heel I believe.

 

16 minutes ago, MikeDT said:

Beautiful work!  I like the geometry on the bolsters. The fit is perfect.  Well done!

Thanks Mike!

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Well done Joël, really well done.  You have a great aesthetic sense and it shows in all of your work.

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Great fit, clean lines.........very nice knives Joel.

Do I remember correctly you mentioning making those bolsters your signature look?..........that would get my vote B)

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Those are fantastic knives!

I love the bolsters, I like how the hexagonal handle has clean lines but still looks soft and comfortable

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Posted (edited)

The bolsters are awesome. Hell there both awesome. Very very nice work!!!!

Edited by Jeremy Blohm

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8 hours ago, Wes Detrick said:

Well done Joël, really well done.  You have a great aesthetic sense and it shows in all of your work.

It's a very nice compliment. Thank you Wes!

And thank you gentlemen!

Edited by Joël Mercier

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I really like both of those, the blades are great, but those handles and bolsters are outstanding. 

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Good stuff Joël. Top shelf.

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Nice work Joël!  Both are great, but that first one really speaks to me.  The subtle geometry of the bolster and handle is fantastic.  That is some top shelf work.

edit:Ha, Charles and I responded at the same time with the same "Top shelf" thought.  That should tell you something!

Edited by Brian Dougherty

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I agree with them other guys  !!!...................:D

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Thanks again guys! Very nice of you

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How'd I miss this?.. You're pretty slick you know it? 

I seriously want that top one! 

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