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by milkbaby
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 1703
Views: 69096

Re: Show us your new knife!

Marc4pt0 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:41 pm
The 2 masters together:
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I can't tell for sure, but assuming the top is a Bill Burke? Both quite lovely... Totally dig them!
by milkbaby
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Steve and I with a western nakiri design
Replies: 39
Views: 1417

Re: Help Steve and I with a western nakiri design

I think Don Hanson III used to have W2 available from 3/4" to 2"+ diameter, but obviously Steve can tell you specifically what stock he was working with. Forging out 2" diameter rod by hand sounds like fun! :)
by milkbaby
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Santoku wedding gift I made
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Santoku wedding gift I made

Thanks y'all for the kind words! I was very happy to be done and that it came out better than I expected after some issues with the heat treat and delays. To answer Ben's questions, it takes me quite a while to finish a knife as I usually only have spare time to make knives on the weekends. The only...
by milkbaby
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Here's what I have. Where do I start?
Replies: 25
Views: 795

Re: Here's what I have. Where do I start?

Sharpie the edge and do one or two strokes and check it, one or two strokes and check it. Add more sharpie as needed to keep seeing what your doing. And hey, just keep at it, you'll get there! This is great advice, worth repeating! Sharpening is basically rubbing away metal from the knife until you...
by milkbaby
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Santoku wedding gift I made
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Santoku wedding gift I made

Friends of mine have a kid getting hitched next week and asked if I could make a kitchen knife for one of the wedding gifts they're giving the soon-to-be-newlyweds. Just put the finishing touches on it barely in time for them to take it with them to where the wedding's gonna be. Didn't have time to ...
by milkbaby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thermoworks Thermapen Flash Sale - 20% off
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Thermoworks Thermapen Flash Sale - 20% off

Great deal, if I didn't already have a Thermopop, I'd spring for the Thermapen.
by milkbaby
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Doberman Forge
Topic: a sleek damascus french knife
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: a sleek damascus french knife

I dig it! The only thing I would change is the placement of the first pin as it looks a bit unbalanced so close to the dark bolster, but that is a nitpick.
by milkbaby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS CUSTOM KNIVES
Replies: 37
Views: 2101

Re: WTS CUSTOM KNIVES

I've been following your work on Instagram, always beautiful stuff!

People, y'all need to realize these prices are crazy low for this level of work. Just the handles alone would go for $150-$200 at least...

Good luck with the sale and the wedding!
by milkbaby
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 238
Views: 18544

Re: Recent Work

This is a western handled 180mm funayuki in 52100 carbon steel. The handle is Oregon maple that has been dyed and stabilized, the bolster and pins are nickel-silver. The saya is Indian ebony with a knurled nickel-silver pin. https://i.imgur.com/Oe1DNCH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KA0fKNP.jpg I totally ...
by milkbaby
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Doberman Forge
Topic: Past work
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Past work

Super cool! Especially like the damascus integral, WOW.
by milkbaby
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Wabi-Sabi WoodWorks
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: I'm back

Yay! More pics please!!! :)
by milkbaby
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Victorinox Edge
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: Victorinox Edge

Victorinox isn't hardened to HRc 58-59 now? Are y'all saying the edge holding is not great because it's soft or that it doesn't hold a refined edge well or a combination? I always tell friends to go for the Victorinox chef knife if they don't want to spend more money, but I've never actually owned o...
by milkbaby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Nakiri Large - SOLD!
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: WTS - Takeda Classic Nakiri Large

If I was still buying knives, this is one I'd definitely jump on. Great looking knife! GLWS
by milkbaby
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 238
Views: 18544

Re: Recent Work

Great looking work as always!

What finish are you using on the sayas?
by milkbaby
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ishikawa Nakiri lacquer finish peeling
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Ishikawa Nakiri lacquer finish peeling

Single bevel should be even simpler to sharpen than a double bevel, shouldn't be a reason to sell it!

If it has a proper ura on the backside, you can just sharpen the front side as a wide bevel then deburr with the ura flat on the stone.
by milkbaby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Sharpening a thick knife
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Sharpening a thick knife

Sharpie trick. If you never properly apex the edge the whole way, you will not achieve the results you're looking for.

Also remember that a thicker blade at less acute angle won't do the same parlor tricks as a thin kitchen knife. You should be able to get it to shave effortlessly though.
by milkbaby
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanesse and Western style handles
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Japanesse and Western style handles

As long as you're not swinging it like a machete against trees and you keep moisture from rusting the tang, you should be good to go. Epoxy is usually pretty secure and when well done should keep the water out. Unfortunately, it also makes removal more difficult versus the burning in method and sett...
by milkbaby
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ben's sweet sweet wood.
Replies: 27
Views: 910

Re: Ben's sweet sweet wood.

Looks like Tasmanian blackwood with spalted maple ferrules? These were made by Alton? Looking good! :thumbsup:
by milkbaby
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?

I finally watched the whole video through and it's obviously aimed at the general public, not knife nuts who do their own sharpening like us. I'm sure she has seen knives from people who don't know what they're doing on stones, her spiel about that isn't about the average sharpener on the forum! At ...
by milkbaby
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knife Sharpening Service - Seriously?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: New Knife Sharpening Service

I just fast forwarded and skimmed a few bits but it seems like she's trying to sell and educate the unwashed masses not the knife knuts on the forum. Most of the mobile sharpeners use a similar type of grinder. I have no doubt that her sharpening service is a lot better than the average grocery stor...