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by Carter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 309
Views: 26904

Re: Recent Work

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Here is a neat project....a matched gyuto and petty with desert ironwood burl handles and an desert ironwood saya. The photo shows the layout of the 2 sayas from the same piece of wood. There is little room for error where the knives are close together. I will trim the ...
by Carter
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 309
Views: 26904

Re: Recent Work

This is a 210mm Petty made of differentially hardened W2 carbon steel. The handle is spalted Jatoba and the saya is Indian Ebony.

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by Carter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanding Choils and Spines
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

Re: Sanding Choils and Spines

Indasa Redline papers work well. Better than the Norton/3M paint & body papers. Also, files can be use for the initial work.
by Carter
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Convection, air fryers, toasters, etc
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Convection, air fryers, toasters, etc

Agree on the Breville oven...ours is used several times a day.

I also use a T-Fal deep fryer (recommendation from the Forum) and like it, though it is only used 1-2 times a month.
by Carter
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 209
Views: 12234

Re: Show us your new handle

A chisel specifically made for saya making. The Japanese have particularness (yes, I just made up a word, sue me) down to an art! Or science. Or both. For such a nice, expensive tool, you'd think they'd have more pictures, lol. Does yours actually have pliability to it, Carter? It says on the websi...
by Carter
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 209
Views: 12234

Re: Show us your new handle

It is a saya nomi, specifically made for carving sayas...quicker, cleaner, and more zen like than a router. Link: https://www.woodcraft.com/search?q=5%2F8%22+Scabbard+Chisel+%28Saya+Nomi%29+-+Kawasei&button=search A few more action shots: https://i.imgur.com/scczVku.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tms0Oej.j...
by Carter
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 209
Views: 12234

Re: Show us your new handle

A hand plane is the best way to cut and taper the "welt". In most cases, there will be a distal taper and a thicker edge for the spine and thinner for the edge. Sand paper can leave some nasty grit that can potentially scratch a blade....been there done that.

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by Carter
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 309
Views: 26904

Re: Recent Work

This is a knife a made a couple of years ago, it recently sold on the secondary market. When I learned of the sale, I reached out to the seller and told him that he could offer that I would touch up the grind and recondition the handle/saya to new condition for the new buyer at no cost...just one po...
by Carter
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 66
Views: 3435

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Thanks guys, it was a fun project. Still need to get #2 done.....
by Carter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto
Replies: 66
Views: 3435

Re: Western w2 differentially hardened gyuto

Well, the first knife has been delivered and approved, so here are the pics. FYI...the second knife had a handle mishap and I am working on rebuilding it. The handle is gaboon ebony with brass and FatCarbon adornments, the saya is a quilted maple with a brass pin. https://i.imgur.com/KcOhWIl.jpg htt...
by Carter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanding Choils and Spines
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

Re: Sanding Choils and Spines

3M and Norton both have paper for auto body work that is available in small quantities at most auto stores...the Norton is called Black Ice. They are ok, but wear fast, especially on 90 degree edges and hardened metal. A few strokes will effectively render it useless. Use sandpaper like it is free, ...
by Carter
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanding Choils and Spines
Replies: 30
Views: 1053

Re: Sanding Choils and Spines

I use a range of 120, up to 2500 (for a mirror type polish), for most applications 600-800 is sufficient for the high end. Also, a good sandpaper is required....big box store sandpaper for paint prep or general wood working will not last. Auto parts stores have better paper, usually it is wet/dry.
by Carter
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new handle
Replies: 209
Views: 12234

Re: Show us your new handle

Nice job Matt.
by Carter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look what I did yesterday!
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Look what I did yesterday!

Looks nice, good to see you back Tim.
by Carter
Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 309
Views: 26904

Re: Recent Work

This is a 210mm Petty that was designed based on input from Carl Kristian Frederiksen, chef at Dill restaurant in Reykjavik. The blade is differentially hardened W2 @62 HRC. The handle is sugi cedar with buffalo horn and nickel-silver accents and the saya is Hawaiian koa. https://i.imgur.com/iSKeKrs...
by Carter
Sun May 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Carter Hopkins
Topic: Recent Work
Replies: 309
Views: 26904

Re: Recent Work

I just received my first order of Voestalpine 26C3 carbon steel, the composition is between Hitachi White steel and Blue Steel.....the nickname is "Spicy White". Below are two gyutos that I heat treated today....out of the quench, they are 67 HRC....I am aiming for 64 HRC post temper. The top blade ...
by Carter
Sat May 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: Mothers day and Mushrooms - hunt, hunt, cook.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Mothers day and Mushrooms - hunt, hunt, cook.

Our season has been on and off.....took a quick look at a few areas on our property today and did not find any....we had some rain a few days ago and now are looking at several days of warm dry weather...hoping it will spur on one more growth spurt. Starting to look forward to chanterelles in the su...
by Carter
Tue May 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Octagonal vs hexagonal wa handles
Replies: 30
Views: 771

Re: Octagonal vs hexagonal wa handles

Try a mock up on a cheap piece of wood.....seems like there may be a loss of contact between the handle and hand without the shoulders of the octagonal shape. I would think the edge running down the side will need to be broken for additional comfort. Let us know how it works out.
by Carter
Tue May 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Octagonal vs hexagonal wa handles
Replies: 30
Views: 771

Re: Octagonal vs hexagonal wa handles

Some handles, like the Hinoura's are traditional on top and the bottom is rounded, that yields kind of a hex shape.

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by Carter
Mon May 06, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!
Replies: 44
Views: 1699

Re: 210 or 240 Gyuto? Can't decide!

Carter Hopkins https://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewforum.php?f=25 @cartercutlery on Instagram This is the proper Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cii_bladeworks/ Facebook is below my signature. Carter O man, my aplogies, I feel like such a moron. :oops: No worries...happens to the best of ...