My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

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My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:10 pm

As many of you know, this past year I started working on producing my own blades to go along with the handles and sayas that I have been making for a few years. I am in the final stages of testing and am almost ready to start selling them. All the blades are made from 52100 carbon steel and are heat treated in house. The blades are testing out at 62 HRC and have survived cutting a 16 penny nail without chipping the blade and will bend 90 degrees and return straight without and cracking. The CKTG community has been very good to me over the years and I will be offering the finished blades here first. Anyway, here are some recent pics.


These blades are fully hardened and tempered using a recipe developed by Ed Fowler.
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These are fully ground and polished to about 80 percent, next will be the handles, then to the stones for sharpening and then final polish.
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Two of the blades that have been sent out for testing with Chef John in New Jersey....a 150mm & 240mm.
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Thanks for looking.

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by milkbaby » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:44 pm

Wow! Those look awesome! 52100 is an awesome blade steel too! Great job!

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Post by cjmeik » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Gorgeous stuff, Carter. What heel height are you using on your gyutos?

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks for the kind words...not sure on blade height...I have not measured the finished blades...I am using templates based on some of my Kono's, Masakage's and Kato's .....I will say that in a few instances I have burned the steel at the heel and have had to grind away some height where I felt the hardness of the edge was compromised.

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Lepus » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:55 am

They look incredible, Carter.

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Post by STPepper9 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:14 am

Interesting. ;)

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:30 am

I just checked the heel height on 3 of the 240mm blades that I heat treated and they range from 47-49mm.

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Post by pd7077 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:12 pm

Fantastic...looking forward to adding one to my fledgling collection!!! :mrgreen:
--- Steve

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Post by Carter » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:15 am

I had another request for blade measurement....the height of the petty's at the heel is 27-29mm.

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Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Fantastic Carter.

If you want some promotion on them let me know and I'll help you. Email me and we can figure something out.
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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by jacko9 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:09 pm

Looking good Carter

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:53 pm

Here are some new blades that are about 90% finished, I thought I would offer them for sale at this point so the buyer would have the opportunity to design a custom handle and/or saya....I will discount the handle work by 15% for these semi-custom blades. The lead time on these will be less than for a full on custom order. These are all 52100 carbon steel and have been heat treated to 62HRC. Please see each image for specifics.

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This is a 270mm Suji. Price $190.

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This is a 210mm Gyuto with a laser grind, it is very thin. Price $170.

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This is a 200mm Utility knife. Price $150.

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This is a 205mm Petty/Slicer. Price $150.

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This is a 150mm Petty. Price $125.

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by pd7077 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:14 pm

Looking forward to seeing my petty in person, along with the other knives that you're rehandling for me. The pics that you have been updating me with look gorgeous!
--- Steve

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Post by Jean Valjean » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:43 am

Looking good Carter. PM Sent!

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:15 am

Six new gyutos ready for heat treating. They range in size from 215mm-250mm. This group includes a K-tip and a western handle. As usual, they are 52100 carbon steel.

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Thanks for looking.

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Post by jason » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:53 am

I can't see any of the pics sadly

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by Carter » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:02 pm

The whole Photobucket hostage situation is really frustrating....I wish there was an easy way to reestablish all the photos. I just don't have time rebuild all the photos in the message threads one image at a time.

Anyway, here is a current photo of the knives in progress on my bench....these are all 52100 blades that have been heat treated. A few are spoken for, several will be available for sale soon.

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Re: My Blades Almost Ready For Sale

Post by datster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Carter, I really like those ones with the western handle design, LOL! Looking great!

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