Recent Work

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun May 19, 2019 2:02 pm

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 was differentially hardened, this steel should take a hamon. I made a couple of test coupons and broke them after hardening, the grain structure was very fine. The initial supply of the steel was only .078", so these blades will be quite thin...the supply house has thicker steel on order. I am quite excited to see how this performs, expectations are high.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm

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.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Cutuu » Mon May 20, 2019 10:55 pm

Carter wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:42 pm
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.

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Thanks for looking.
Very nice Carter! I like that suji cedar. Thats the first time ive seen that.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:15 am

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 possible benefit of dealing with a local maker. Here is version 2.0.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:43 pm

Wow how generous of you. 👍👍
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:19 am

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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Re: Recent Work

Post by mauichef » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 pm

Your work has gone to a new level Carter.
Beautiful mate!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:37 pm

Very nice Carter, very nice!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 am

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 majority of the wood on the band saw, but will use a thin kerf coping saw to separate the sayas.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ma_sha1 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 pm

Wow, awesome looking

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am

Desert Ironwood is in season....I have 3 different projects using desert ironwood, it is such a nice wood to work with!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Bluenoser87 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:05 pm

Looking good 😁

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:58 pm

Bluenoser87 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Looking good 😁
Thx Jon.....mounted your handle yesterday....will fit the saya tomorrow.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:55 pm

Carter wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 am
Desert Ironwood is in season....I have 3 different projects using desert ironwood, it is such a nice wood to work with!

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Stunning as usual 👍👍
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Big fan of Desert Ironwood. Beautiful work Carter!
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

Here are two Yasha Yukawa's blades that I have finally finished installing handles on. I have had these in the shop for a long time and now they are ready to meet their owner. They are both made of tamahagane steel, the small knife is a 150mm petty and was made prior to Yukawa becoming a licensed swordmaker. The suji is 310mm and was made after he was licensed. The handles are mammoth ivory with nickel-silver ferrules and endcaps. The sayas are quilted maple with knurled nickel-silver pins.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by delmar » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm

So how much fun was it working with mammoth ivory? That stuff makes me soooooo nervous - a goof up is pricey.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:33 pm

Do you make those saya pins? Awesome handles!
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:19 pm

delmar wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm
So how much fun was it working with mammoth ivory? That stuff makes me soooooo nervous - a goof up is pricey.
The ivory is not a hard material to work with, but each of these handles were $300 just for the ivory...so yes, the stakes were high and I made a wood test handle and worked slowly and only when I felt like I was on top of my game.

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Do you make those saya pins? Awesome handles!
Thanks Jeff....yes, I turn them on my lathe...it's a 7x14 and the pins are 98% of the work that gets done on it.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:33 pm

So many knives, So little time. Most of these I am making on spec and are available for customization….msg me if you see one you like.

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