Hattori KF petty 150mm
Hattori KF petty 150mm
Nenox sujihiki 285mm
Hattori FH prototypes of 240mm western deba and 210mm gyuto
Very nice to see them all paraded like that again, Bob! Impressive collection.
Very nice stuff Bob, you've seen a lot of incredible knives over the years.
Do you still have the Watanabe dragon with the custom handle? I have to say, I'm not really into a lot of custom handles that stray too far from the traditional western or wa handle look, but that one is absolutely stunning. Who did it for you?
Yes, Gabriel, the Watanabe is still in my posession and will always be in my possession even if I end up homeless living out of a furniture box downtown somewhere. I'm very much like you in the respect that I like to keep things as the maker intended and his basic Ho handle is quite nice. But I saw a new crop of handles become available for sale and at first I didn't notice it. But then it's maker posted more shots of it that really brought out it's qualities. It was then I decided I had to have it. I bought it because it looked like it was made for the dragon blade and this blade only. I had to have it. It is truelly a sight to behold in person. Absolutely beautiful and has a wonderful "feel" to it when using it too. It's maker is Stefan aka Apicius9 the guy who posted right above you. Below is his website.
I laugh every time people get all excited because the brown truck pulled up delivering their knives. Not that it still isn't exciting because I know what it's like every single knife I get in the mail. But how would you like to get this delivered to your doorstep in one box? It was what dreams are made of...Every model and size of the Hattori FH prototypes.
Knife I made while taking Murray Carter's 202 Bladesmithing course. White #1 laminated with SUS410, Desert Ironwood handle, brass bolster and pins.
Small "letter opener" I made from a cut-off piece of the bar of steel used to make the IP knife above.
After a wrap put on it with parachute chord.
but wait, ootb is just starter edge. yikes, you had to sharpen all those?
just curious, how many knives you own now? are they all on a rack at the ready? instead of pictures on wall you have magnets and knives?
bravo on your carter creation. yes, i understand that's your go to knife.
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