2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:23 pm

I am working out some new shapes , especially the bolster / neck area ....so here is a little practice knife rough fit together....165mm blade length for scale
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:05 pm

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Jeff B » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:33 pm

Always enjoy your WIP pictures Tim.
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 am

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How Ive been building western handles lately.

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these little guys are very nice in S35VN steel

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absolutely wicked distal taper and rounded spine and choil

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just about ready for glue up on this one now.
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by Jeff B » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:45 pm

Love it Tim! I've got a gyuto in s35vn, it's my go to in stainless. Holds its edge FOREVER!
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by milkbaby » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:43 pm

Looking good! That stacked bolster and frame handle is pretty cool and looks unique.

I also dig the radiused plunge line on that practice knife (same as the earlier post, right?)... What kind of backing are you using to sand up in there tho?

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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:12 pm

ive got a few different blocks leather backed and hard rubber backed , i mostly used a 1" x 72" scalloped belt at slowish speeds vaaary carefully
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:43 pm

a gassan rehandle
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next ghost cloud blade in the works
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yours truly
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by jbart65 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:35 pm

The Gassan is mine. Tim did a fantastic job. I hated the stock handle after awhile, but the knife itself is my favorite 210. It’s actually 218 mm.

The handle not only looks great, it feels great in the hand. The sides are flat and top/bottom somewhat rounded.
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Re: 2019 Customs and WIP Stuff

Post by timos » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 am

milkbaby wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Looking good! That stacked bolster and frame handle is pretty cool and looks unique.

I also dig the radiused plunge line on that practice knife (same as the earlier post, right?)... What kind of backing are you using to sand up in there tho?
Of course i forgot to take pics of this knife before I shipped it. The plunge is not radiused actually this is a typically ground 50/50 bevels with slightly convexed edge its the neck of the knife that has a bit of relief carving to it. Of course I'd only attempt this in a mono steel knife...its a nice tactile feel in a pinch grip, visually adds some appeal IMO but of course not much of a mechanical need for it. The knives of Robert Weinstock and Virgil England was a big influence for me back in the day when I first started drawing things with sharp edges.
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