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Einar

This years christmas presents (Cleaver and Santoku)

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Just finished this cleaver in time for christmas. Its a present for my parents since they keep chipping the edge of the thin ikea cleaver they have. This one is made from 8 mm spring steel, so it should take some abuse I think. The blade is 12 inches long and 4 inches wide. Flat ground down to about 4 mm thick before the convex edge grind. HRC 55-56. Not sure what the wood I used for the handle is. Got a mystery block of wood given to my dad from another knifemaker. Hard and dense as all hell. I doubt it even floats. Had a brown and reddish tint to it, but I coloured it with ebony stain.

 

The other is an 8 inch santoku I'm giving to my sister. Already made a thread about that one, but I included it for scale.
Silver steel (115 CrV3) blade, 4 mm thick at the spine, full flat grind. Beech burl handle. HRC at about 61-62.

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I love that cleaver.  The handle shape seems perfect for locking your hand in place while whacking away at whatever is on the chopping block.

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That cleaver is a beast! Nice work. 

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On 12/24/2019 at 11:12 PM, Will Wilcox said:

That cleaver is a beast! Nice work. 

Thank you. My parents loved it too, so I am very happy.

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On 12/24/2019 at 6:40 PM, MikeDT said:

I love that cleaver.  The handle shape seems perfect for locking your hand in place while whacking away at whatever is on the chopping block.

 

Thanks! The handle is very comfortable (I  have now learned that its probably ironwood)  though I was more happy with this one that I also made a while ago (Beech burl for this one).

 

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Nice work Einar. Love them all.

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On 12/26/2019 at 3:04 AM, Joshua States said:

Nice work Einar. Love them all.

Thank you, Sir!

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