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by pd7077
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 345
Views: 80681

Re: Show us your new handle

I've used black carbon fiber pins before. They work similar to micartas. Im guessing that's g10 maybe? Correct, the pins are G10. I didn’t wanna use micarta because I wanted there to be a little bit of shine, and I also wasn’t a fan of the layers that micarta would show. I do like micarta, but it w...
by pd7077
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 288
Views: 39532

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

The handle on that looks so clean :o Thanks. Lucas really does great work. He has done a lot of handles for my friends, but this is my first one from him. It was only the third or fourth western he has done, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at how clean his work is. He’s a true young up and come...
by pd7077
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 345
Views: 80681

Re: Show us your new handle

Spalted curly maple coke bottle with black pins on a spa’ed Hiromoto AS 270.

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by pd7077
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 288
Views: 39532

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Been a while since I last polished a knife, but I had to spa my Hiromoto AS 270 after getting it back. I sent it out to Lucas for a custom handle, and he was able to really bring my idea to life. The handle is spalted curly maple with black pins and a super comfy coke bottle shape. He was able to do...
by pd7077
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Re: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Oh I will be watching to see what pops up next.

This was such a lovely knife, and the handle was a perfect complement. Well done, buyer!

Now I just want to hire you to photograph all my knives.....
Anytime Cynthia!
by pd7077
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Re: WTS: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto

I will admit that this one was also nagging my mind... I wouldn’t have minded if this Takeda found its way to your home. You would have treated her right, but don’t worry...I’m still sorting through my knives, and there will surely be more for me to tempt you with in the coming weeks 😂 Haha. I'll h...
by pd7077
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Re: WTS: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto

salemj wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:30 pm
I will admit that this one was also nagging my mind...
I wouldn’t have minded if this Takeda found its way to your home. You would have treated her right, but don’t worry...I’m still sorting through my knives, and there will surely be more for me to tempt you with in the coming weeks 😂
by pd7077
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Re: WTS: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto

Takeda is sold. Thanks CKTG.
by pd7077
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Re: WTS: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto

Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:13 pm
jobone wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Sweet knife, someone will be very happy with it
Sweet handle, nice work BTW.
Joe definitely killed it on the handle. It’s tough for me to let this one go, but as good as it is, it has been supplanted by the Kipp fishhook. Redundancy is a killer 🤦🏻‍♂️
by pd7077
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7132

Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!

It kind of pains me to do this, but I have way too many knives sitting around and not being used so I’ve decided to let a few go. The first will be my beloved Takeda classic medium gyuto. I have used it sparingly, and it has not seen a full sharpening progression. The last touch up consisted of 6k &...
by pd7077
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3233
Views: 337641

Re: Show us your new knife!

Lucas Gumbiner W2 honyaki gyuto, right around 250mm. Pretty thin, but nice convexing for solid food release. The dude can sharpen too - great OOB edge...no need to touch up! Handle is tasmanian blackwood with curl and sapwood, micarta and 3,000 year old bog oak. I asked him to tone down the polish ...
by pd7077
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Micro mesh pads
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Micro mesh pads

Try using this grit chart to sort out the micron equivalent for your pads and then for the stones you are transitioning from.

http://www.seabean.com/polish/GritScales.pdf
by pd7077
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 288
Views: 39532

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Lucas Gumbiner (@gumbinercustomknives on IG) is a young blacksmith that I met last year. The kid is pretty adventurous, and he took on a challenge made by someone online to make a wrought iron clad yanagiba even though he has ever tried making one before. He told me that he would accept the challeng...
by pd7077
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Tanaka Ironwood Experts
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Question for Tanaka Ironwood Experts

I just realized that I did take photos of my 270 Kaz along side a 270 Shigeki. Luckily, I took choil shots as well. I hope this helps.

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by pd7077
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Tanaka Ironwood Experts
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Question for Tanaka Ironwood Experts

I wouldn’t consider myself an expert, but I have had both a Kazuyuki and Shigeki (I kept the Kaz)..and I actually compared a few of each side-by-side a few days ago. I’ve also talked to a handful of people that have had both, and the consensus that we came up with is that it can sometimes be difficu...
by pd7077
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kato WH 246x54
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: WTS Kato WH 246x54

nakneker wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:49 pm
:shock:
pd7077 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:03 pm
I don’t mind touching up the knife up for the buyer. GLWS

Seriously? Wow :shock:
Sure, why not? Well, unless I don’t like the buyer 😂
by pd7077
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Kato WH 246x54
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: WTS Kato WH 246x54

I don’t mind touching up the knife up for the buyer. GLWS
by pd7077
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 345
Views: 80681

Re: Show us your new handle

Holy Smokes! The detail on that handle is exceptional. Look at how the thin spacers (g10? Vulcanized paper?) wrap perfectly at 90* angle at the bolster. That $hit is *really* hard to do. Kudos Matt. I make handles too and am proud of what I put out, but damn - that is some detail that I don't have ...
by pd7077
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 345
Views: 80681

Re: Show us your new handle

Nice, did you do the re-handle? Haha...I wish I was good enough to make that handle. Matt did the handle. He’s always my go-to guy for handles for my keeper knives. I am gonna be trying to make another handle soon at his shop. I was there the other day grinding out my first knife blank...a 75mm par...
by pd7077
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 345
Views: 80681

Tanaka Snakewood 😂

I have always loved my Tanaka (Kazuyuki) Ironwood, but the handle always irked me. The stock handle looked fantastic, but it was way too narrow for me. A few years ago, I sold a knife that had a really nice snakewood handle on it, and while I don’t regret selling that knife, I always regretted letti...