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Making Kitchen knives is no fun........change my mind.

I got these handles ready to mount on these blade today.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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Practice makes perfect they say? :lol:

 

I'm going to give you a little unsolicited advice here, hope you don't get mad. The top two could use a little more belly. I use a large French curve to help me. They may be a little awkward on the cutting board as they are.

 

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Kitchen knives are fun if you let yourself have fun with them! Granted, you can’t always do that with commissions, etc. It helps me personally to mix a few “peculiar” specimens in when I do a bunch of kitchen knives. Looking good!

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2 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

Practice makes perfect they say? :lol:

 

I'm going to give you a little unsolicited advice here, hope you don't get mad. The top two could use a little more belly. I use a large French curve to help me. They may be a little awkward on the cutting board as they are.

 

Peace

I never object to anyone giving me advice. I only ignore the people I have no respect for.  :P

That being said, I do appreciate your comments, as I do admire your work.

I also admit that I struggle with the "perfect" amount of curve. These are deceptively profiled, but still rather straight.. I will take better photos of them tomorrow.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Looking good!

 

I only like making kitchen knives when I can make them utilitarian and brut de forge, fancier kitchen knives don't do much for me.

However I do end up making kitchen knives on request, people do want them.

I actually said no to a possible damascus one a while back,  my wrists really can't handle more damascus billets at this point:wacko: I sold my power hammer at the wrong time it seems.

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14 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Making Kitchen knives is no fun........change my mind.

I like to look at them as a larger pallet for damascus artwork

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RIP Bear....be free!

 

as always

peace and love

billyO

 

 

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5 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

Personally, I like the idea that my kitchen knives are used on a daily basis. It boosts my will when I'm hand sanding a 63hrc 2" wide blade :lol:

+1 to the daily use point, a good kitchen knife can have a big impact! It would take a lot to get me to hand sand a chef knife though, once I found a machine finish process I liked I never looked back. Actually, maybe that’s why I don’t mind making kitchen knives :huh:.

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Here they are all gued up. 

 

3 finished.jpg

 

All are 1095 with buffalo horn, 416 SS and stabilized wood. Left to reight Leopard wood, spalted maple, and walnut. All between 7 and 8 inches of cutting edge. The Left one has a slight curve for about the front 3 inches and the one on the left is stright until about 1-1/2 inches from the tip.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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I agree.

I concentrated on kitchen cutlery for a while "because those are knives people use", now I think they are the least fun knife to do well.

Big "survival knives" are fun, and if I want frustration I'll make folders :lol:

.......just have several orders for kitchen knives to fill first :ph34r:

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4 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

I like the middle one in particular. Nice overall shape and color contrast. How's the balance?

That one is a commission sale and the client picked the blade shape from my online portfolio, and the handle material she also picked out of sample photos I sent. That one and the one on the far left are light knives, weighing under 6 oz.  Balance point of that one is a little bit froward on the horn bolster.

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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42 minutes ago, Joël Mercier said:

It'll be a nimble little chef for sure. 

The customer is 87 years of age, so I needed to make it very manageable.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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In the now standing tradition of eviscerating pieces of paper to prove how sharp the blade is, I give you my latest performance.......

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lpzJlyQEXqbeZ2ont8adfMqcbhMxJhum/view?usp=sharing

 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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On 11/14/2021 at 2:32 PM, Aiden CC said:

once I found a machine finish process I liked I never looked back.

I have also learned to use machines to shorten the time spent finishing blades of all types. I haven't tried it on swords yet.......:wacko:

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Now on my YT channel, my cutting test standard for chef's and kitchen knives: 

 

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The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Knives look great (beautiful) - I'm in the camp that the edges are probably too flat for general purpose board work on 2 of them. (chefs are fussy buggers!)

 

I played around with lots of edge profiles, and the ones that seem to work best are similar to all the popular and well regarded Japanese and European blade shapes (production and custom, they are similar). My opinion is they evolved over hundreds of years to that shape, as that's the shape they work best. 

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2 hours ago, John N said:

Knives look great (beautiful)

Thank you for the compliment John. I also prefer much more belly in the edge, and I do a lot of cooking. All I can say is that I have had more people ask me for a straighter egde than ask me for a rounder one! Weird, I know. 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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