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8" Mosaic Damascus Clipped Point Gyuto, with Live Edge Rhododendron Burl, Lapis Lazuli, and Copper

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8" Clipped Point Gyuto:


- Hand Forged

- 760 Layer "Rocky Brook" Mosaic Damascus made from 1080 and 15n20 High Carbon Steels

- 8" Blade

- 2" Heel

- 0 Degree Grind

- Recurve Heel for a Comfortable Choked Grip

- Clipped point for Added Versatility

- Hidden Tang

- 5" Octagonal Wa Style Handle made from an Exquisite Specimen of Live Edge Pacific Rhododendron Burl, Copper Spacers, and Lapis Lazuli.

- Saya Made from Live Edge Figured Pacific Rhododendron Burl, Copper "Staples", Lapis Lazuli Toggle Pin, Braided and Waxed Cotton Thread, and
Leather used to line the opening.

- 3000 grit Finish on Blade, Handle, and Saya

- The Pacific Rhododendron Burl was Harvested in the Olympic Mountain Range at the foot of Mount Constance.

Asking $1300 and offer a 10% industry discount for other makers. Free shipping within the U.S. 

Contact me at hollandaise.in.the.sun@gmail.com

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Edited by Stephen Dowden
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Very cool indeed. You dont often see stones like lapis lazuli being used on handles, that's a very neat touch. 

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    Hey All,

     thanks for the encouraging words!! Believe it or not the handle sections are pinned together! Certainly an interesting challenge, but necessary to keep things in line rather than rely on adhesives that may fail when the stone heats from being worked.


       I had the opportunity to take a lapidary apprenticeship around the time I started bladesmithing about 2 years ago. I immediately saw the potential for using it in knife making. Between cooking full time,  stonework, and bladesmithing on the weekends I got burnt out and had to stop. 


    Unfortunately I don't have a good lapidary set up right now. Lapis was a good soft material I could take down with diamond burrs on a dremel, belt sander, and sand paper on a granite block. Ultimately I want to use Agatized /opalized petrifid wood which is the Washington State gemstone. Be a good match thematically with the rhododendron burl (WA State flower).   


Thanks again ya'll! The positive support goes a long way

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