wtorek, 30 stycznia 2018

200mm gyuto

Hello there!!

This is the second knife, out of 7, which I have messed up. Fortunately, I have managed to fix it and I think that the end result is quite good. This is a 20cm gyuto with random wood on the handle and the brass pins. This knife taught me a lot and it was a hard lesson. I made a huge mistake by heat treating all blades before drilling holes. That mistake has put me away from this project for a very long time. Fortunately, I  have managed to destroy the temper on the handle by immersing the whole blade into the cold water and heating the tang with a torch and then drilling few holes with a cobalt drill. I will NEVER repeat that mistake. It was a pure nightmare and waste of money.

As usually:
Steel: O1 @60-61 HRC

I am also quite happy with the way it cuts. The food release is very good. You can still hear some splitting sound while cutting carrots, but I am leaving it as it is.

240 Gyuto / Slicer

Hi guys!

This is the first knife out of seven, that I am trying to rescue. Almost two years ago, I have made a mistake of starting 7 knives at the same time. Of course, I have ended up with 7 messed up blades and now I am trying to bring them back to life one by one. This one actually survived as a heat treated blank till December 2017. I have made it for a special occasion which I cannot discuss at the moment. It took me a week to grind it and to make a handle. After that, I hadn't got time to finish it until last weekend. It has to be a 240 gyuto, 5cm tall at the heel, but there was a warp which I didn't notice before and which caused some problem in grinding. I've ended up with 240 slicer, about 40 mm tall (or maybe just a little above that). The handle is probably made of walnut, nickel silver and some random wood ferrule. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to measure it and to record a cutting video because I have finished it on Sunday night and had to post it on Monday to someone who wanted to test it.
This is also a very first knife with a maker signature. I have etched it with the 9v battery and salted water. Do you like it??