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by Carter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: New Knives For Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 1845

Re: New Knives For Sale

This is a 180mm Nakiri made of 52100 carbon steel that is approximately 62HRC. The blade height is 57mm at the heel. This knife has a matching cocobolo handle and saya, the accents on the handle are black buffalo horn and nickel-silver, as is the saya pin. Please send me a PM or email, [email protected]...
by Carter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Tsourkan Knives
Topic: Welcome Marko!
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Welcome Marko!

Welcome Marko, nice to meet you this past weekend!

Carter
by Carter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marko Tsourkan Knives
Replies: 117
Views: 10981

Re: Marko Tsourkan Knives

timos wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:33 pm
How in the world did I miss meeting Marko? Where was his table at?
On the other side of me in the corner next to Jeff's.
by Carter
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chicago Knife Show
Replies: 249
Views: 6577

Re: Chicago Knife Show

I would like to thank Mark and Sue (and the behind the scenes CKTG crew) for putting together a wonderful weekend! The events were well planned and it was such a treat to meet the Forum members and other knife makers. I hope this will become an annual event, Chicago was a great location.
by Carter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching
Replies: 119
Views: 4259

Re: Polishing, Kasumi Finish & Etching

Beautiful Steve....if that Doctoring thing doesn't work out, you certainly have polishing to fall back on. Great job!
by Carter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 202
Views: 15034

Re: Recent Work

LaVieestBelle wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Carter, could you give the dimensions for the W2 group if it’s not too much trouble? Found a few details in earlier posts but don’t think I located some.

Beautiful knives, a privilege to see them in Chicago yesterday.
Sending you an email with the info.
by Carter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

Grabbing a quick lunch at Fronterra Grill.
by Carter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

About to take off!
by Carter
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:54 pm
The wife is expecting me to spend a shit load of money so I hope you're bring some really good stuff!
I think we have a plan for that buddy! Look forward to seeing you.
by Carter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 202
Views: 15034

Re: Recent Work

Here are the blades I am bringing to the Chicago knife show.

52100
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W2 Differentially Hardened
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by Carter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 am
Wow! That's a big bunch of knives you're doing Carter! I'm excited to see them.
Here are the blades I am bringing to Chicago.

52100
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W2 Differentially Hardened
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by Carter
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Edge Pro Advice
Topic: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Improved drill stop collar for Edge Pro

I've never used an Edge Pro, so I can't fully relate to what you did, but I applaud the creativity and hi tech fix you came up with to help out....very cool!
by Carter
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

I want to see (W)too ;) Not as fun as photos, but here is what I am bringing, Excel didn't paste well, but I think this is clear: Blade # Blade Description Steel Handle Saya 41 - 240 Western Gyuto 52100 Snakewood with Brass 42 - 240 Western Gyuto 52100 Ebony 48 - 240 K-Tip 52100 Ebony, Ebony Saya 5...
by Carter
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

Florence has our attention in the Mtns of NC...hoping there won't be any issues getting out of Asheville on Sat morning. Be safe, you and everyone affected. God bless. Thanks...looks like we are going to be good. Will try to do a preview of the knife show knives tomorrow....think 7 52100 and 6 W2.
by Carter
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?
Replies: 204
Views: 5947

Re: CKTG Party. Who's Planning on Attending?

Florence has our attention in the Mtns of NC...hoping there won't be any issues getting out of Asheville on Sat morning.
by Carter
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS Sukenari White #1 210 Honyaki
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: WTS Sukenari White #1 210 Honyaki

Here are the original photos....it is a nice knife...hope someone grabs it!

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by Carter
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor
Replies: 100
Views: 1867

Re: Dinner Saturday Sept 15 Roka Akor

I am game for whatever you want to do....Omakase is cool would love to try it, but Mark has a better idea of what the group should do. I am excited!!
by Carter
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 202
Views: 15034

Re: Recent Work

This is a 250mm Watanabe Honyaki gyuto that I just finished for one of our Forum members. The handle is gaboon ebony with a ferrule and endcap made of dark amber and a spacer of nickel-silver and light amber. The saya is marblewood with a hand turned and knurled nickel-silver pin. The customer envis...
by Carter
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 202
Views: 15034

Re: Recent Work

I use a diluted ferric chloride solution. It seems to work best with multiple etches and polishing off the carbides between each etching. I have played with vinegar before and also oiling the blade and then heating it a little, but that was with 52100. The 200mm W2 line knife I made has a pretty hig...
by Carter
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 202
Views: 15034

Re: Recent Work

This is a 185mm petty in W2 steel. It has only been polished to a low level and then etched to reveal the hamon. I did not polish all the etchant off, the gun metal finish really shows the hamon. What are your thoughts about this type of finish vs a higher polish and a more traditional looking shiny...