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Einar

8.5" Santoku in Silversteel and burl

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Just finished up this Santoku which will be a christmas present for my sister. Unfortunately I got some scratches on the blade during sharpening, so I'll have to polish those out later.

8.5" blade, 5" handle

Thickness at the spine is a little less than 4 mm, or 5/32"

The blade is a full flat grind on both sides, almost to a zero edge before sharpening.

The steel is 115 CrV3 (also called Silversteel) I havent tested the hardness, but according to manufacturer should be 61-62 HRC with the tempering I used.

The handle is burl from birch wood. sanded and oiled. I love the pattern in this wood. I sometimes stain my handles, but with this wood, I thought the natural colours were too nice to mess with.

The spine and finger choil are rounded, very comfortable to use.

 

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you are going to have one very happy sister with that one. The burl is a beautiful compliment to the blade.

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Good to see you back, Einar!  VERY nice work!

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Wow! Such a clean finish. That birch burl is beautiful too. 

 

I like how the second picture makes the blade look transparent! That's cool. :)

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40 minutes ago, Will Wilcox said:

I like how the second picture makes the blade look transparent! That's cool. :)


I didn't see it like that.  You're right, cool!

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Very nice!  The flaws you're speaking of must only be visible to you.

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3 hours ago, Garry Keown said:

you are going to have one very happy sister with that one. The burl is a beautiful compliment to the blade.

 

Thanks, its been a loooong time since she asked me if I could make her a santoku, so I think she'll be happy. I'll have to teach her how to take care of it though. It's her first high carbon knife. 

3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Good to see you back, Einar!  VERY nice work!

 

Thank you, Alan. :)

3 hours ago, Will Wilcox said:

Wow! Such a clean finish. That birch burl is beautiful too. 

 

I like how the second picture makes the blade look transparent! That's cool. :)

 

Thanks! Full disclosure though; that shot had VERY favourable lighting. Its not as highly polished as it looks in that pic.

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1 hour ago, Alex Middleton said:

Very nice!  The flaws you're speaking of must only be visible to you.

 

Thank you! That is very kind.

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Very aesthetically pleasing knife and nice attention to details. Good work Sir :)

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15 minutes ago, Joël Mercier said:

Very aesthetically pleasing knife and nice attention to details. Good work Sir :)

 

Thank you very much, Sir! :)

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