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by Carter
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Cutting some really cool carbon fiber for bolsters.

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by Carter
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 52
Views: 1675

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Here are the three 245mm western handled W2 gyutos, I spent a bit of time grinding them and getting the profile and edge thinned down. They have a light 220 grit finish at this point.

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by Carter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

Unfortunately, I don't have the other rounds...I do have a S&W 686 .357, hence the round in the knife....note the round has not been fired, and the primer is still live...(I did try to booger it up, but I think it could still go off, think it was Snipes that said not to use the end of the handle to ...
by Carter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

lsboogy wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Altadan wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:24 pm
I was wondering what was redneck about it till I got to the third photo, hahahaha :D
Need a 45-70 for better redneck status
Yes, I could do another with a brass endcap and use a 45-70.
by Carter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 294
Views: 22698

Re: Recent Work

Here is a 210mm W2 blade that was custom designed by Carl Frederikson, Head Chef of Nostra in Reykjavík. He wanted the knife specifically for when he is on the line or doing some final prep and plating. I made 2 identical blades, in the event there was an issue with the heat treatment....the 2nd bla...
by Carter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

@ Carter. Really like that block you made to hold and display your knife. I think one of your handles would be all the bling I need. Is that Ebony or African Blackwood? This one is ebony, but I've made out of a bunch of woods....the waste cutoff also makes a little knife stand. https://i.imgur.com/...
by Carter
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 500

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

The Kurosaki Megumi VG-10 is a good knife, and it is cool looking with the hammered texture and Damascus. It's worth the $$, and is a prime example of how good VG-10 can be with proper heat treatment. I bought mine mainly because it is a bad ass looking knife...then I kicked it up a notch with a red...
by Carter
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Three New Knives For Possible Passaround
Replies: 39
Views: 5423

Re: Three New Knives For Possible Passaround

You guys are in.....2 more slots available, first come first serve. Any of the pass around participants will receive a 10% discount on 1 order of my knives or handles.
by Carter
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Three New Knives For Possible Passaround
Replies: 39
Views: 5423

Re: Three New Knives For Possible Passaround

This W2 gyuto just came back from testing by one of our chef Fourm members...I am going to make a tweak to the grind and then I can send out for a passaround.

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by Carter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first job?
Replies: 48
Views: 798

Re: What was your first job?

When I was 14, I spent the summer working for a convention services company...they set up for boat / home shows, etc. Most of my days were spent pushing a Hoover Commercial vacuum, I vacuumed several football fields worth of carpeting a day. I also pulled staples from the sides of all the display ta...
by Carter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more Takeda classic?
Replies: 21
Views: 529

Re: No more Takeda classic?

I have had a regular AS 240 gyuto for 6+ years, it is a great knife for some things, it is not a general everyday work horse for me. I am assuming, that like me, most here have accumulated a number of gyutos in the 210-240 length and have found favorites blades for certain tasks...maybe more so with...
by Carter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden ladle fix
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Wooden ladle fix

I would use West G-Flex...if it were my spoon for home use. My understanding is the G-Flex is not toxic, especially if it is mixed with a higher concentration of epoxy to hardener, not the normal 50/50 mix. Let it cure fully, sand it, and you should be good. You probably breathe in more bad crap dur...
by Carter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden ladle fix
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Wooden ladle fix

+1 on the epoxy.
by Carter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 226
Views: 4632

Re: What did you cook today?

Sounds wonderful Mike...ummm!
by Carter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Good Sauce for Bugs
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Good Sauce for Bugs

Raid.
by Carter
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty knives for steak knives?
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: Petty knives for steak knives?

We've used a Laguiole similar to those in the link below for 20+ years...they have held up great and maintain a reasonable edge.....figure if you can include Opinals, I would list another French blade. https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/dubost-laguiole-black-faux-horn-steak-knives-set-of-6/?p...
by Carter
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Petty knives for steak knives?
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: Petty knives for steak knives?

We've used a Laguiole similar to those in the link below for 20+ years...they have held up great and maintain a reasonable edge.....figure if you can include Opinals, I would list another French blade. https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/dubost-laguiole-black-faux-horn-steak-knives-set-of-6/?pk...
by Carter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 294
Views: 22698

Re: Recent Work

Four W2 blades just starting to take shape. They have been normalized in the kiln with temps ranging from 1600f - 1425f and are now ready for some initial grinding prior to the claying and hardening process.

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by Carter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 226
Views: 4632

Re: What did you cook today?

Really like mount gay rum but haven’t tried black barrel. New to try on my list. Been a Mt. Gay drinker for 35+ yrs, old standby was the Eclipse with Tonic...the Black Barrel is much better in my opinion, for both tonic and in a DS. I like their higher end rums for a neat drink, but if I go neat, i...
by Carter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 226
Views: 4632

Re: What did you cook today?

Tonight's dinner, pan roasted salmon, sautéed asparagus, and roasted shitakes. Went with a dark & stormy tonight, mostly as a tribute to the weather today. Cheap rose with enough body and acid to handle the salmon. A C II Bladeworks 52100 145mm petty took care of the shitake stems. https://i.imgur.c...