Whats on the bench!!

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Whats on the bench!!

Post by HHH Knives » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:17 pm

Hey guys and gals I will share phoitos here as I can of projects. New stuff. and generally Whats on the bench :D

These are A couple in progress. San mai, Stainless over Blue#2 carbon core. with Meteorite damascus bolsters.

I get to slect the handle materials from my stash on these. Want to do matching. Decisions decisions.

Thanks for checkin out the thread please let me know what ya think
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HHH Knives. Meteorite damascus bolsters San Mai Blue#2 blades. Nakiri, Gyuto Set IN PROGRESS
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HHH Knives. Meteorite damascus bolsters San Mai Blue#2 blades. Nakiri, Gyuto Set IN PROGRESS
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HHH Knives. Meteorite damascus bolsters San Mai Blue#2 blades. Nakiri, Gyuto Set IN PROGRESS
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HHH Knives. Meteorite damascus bolsters San Mai Blue#2 blades. Nakiri, Gyuto Set IN PROGRESS
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HHH Knives. Meteorite damascus bolsters San Mai Blue#2 blades. Nakiri, Gyuto Set IN PROGRESS
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Post by mark76 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:27 pm

Looking great!
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by Jeff B » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:48 am

This is what I think,

:shock:
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by HHH Knives » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:51 pm

So today was all but a wash. I spent about 4 hours in the shop. trying to select the perfect combination of wood/spacer/pins etc. Im happy that I narrowed it down to 2 choices now for the wood. A deep colored Rosewood burl or lighter colored Gator pattern Afzilia .. Or maybe some natural colored spalted curly maple burl. Dang it. thats 3 lol

This part of a project for me has, and always will be one of the most important aspects of the knife. Its hard to really explain the way this part work. However, I will try. And try to do so in a way that a chef of cook might relate to.

So you as a chef are asked to prepare a important new dish for a friend or client. Or a new menu.. etc..
You have the main ingredients selected.. Lets say Chicken and rice. And you have a unbelievable Pantry and fridge with every possible spice, ingredients you could imagine.. However. There are 1000 ways you can "choose" to prepare this chicken and rice. as well as the rest of the plate, sides. etc.. This is sorta the same as how it is for me to select the handle materials on a custom knife set like this..

I have, many hundreds of wood options. Then another dozen plus for spacers and or liners. and a endless number of possible spacers.Based off all of the different materials in my shop that "could be" made intro some form of spacer. and all must work with the pins and bolster and blade.. So my pantry is full of the very best stuff. None are "wrong" BUT one or two are PERFECT.. In the end. There are many "right" ways to go. But also adding one "wrong" spice or combining flavors that dont jell with the rest of the dish.. [ Well.... You see where Im going.

Similar to cooking, Often the end results will be a amazing.. Well seasoned and complement one another. But the very best plates are very carefully thought out, assembled with a perfect combination that is cooked, seasoned, and prepared and presented perfectly... These are what we might call. exceptional. Which is what I strive for, and why this is so important to me when I am making a custom knife.

OK so yea. lol I may be CRAZY.. [ I just spent another hour+ looking at materials.. I needed to walk away for a minute and reflect. Im down to 2 handle material choice. and have selected the spacer/liner/pins.

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Post by Jeff B » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:57 pm

Randy your definitely crazy but that cool "artist" kind of crazy. ;) You make some of the most BADASS handles in the industry from my view. I have no doubts that whatever the chef comes up with for this dish will be awesome! :ugeek:
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Post by HHH Knives » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:40 pm

Hey guys. So I finished cooking this batch of culinary goodness! Here is a couple photos.

After alot of deliberation. I went with Snake wood. and copper with the meteorite damascus bolsters and Blue#2 core san mai.

Comments and critiques welcomed..
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Post by mauichef » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Randy
As always...the only word I can find is ...stunning.

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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by Jeff B » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:59 pm

Critiques welcomed? How about....Those knives are friggin' awesome! ;)
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by HHH Knives » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:19 pm

And a few photos of them in there new pants!

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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by Jeff B » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:29 pm

I just had a knifegasm, I'm going to go change my underwear now......
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by Mawgie » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Stunning craftsmanship! One thing that struck me in looking at the photos was the contrast in bolster pins. The pin closest to the bolster has your logo set in a field of red, and the one toward the butt looks like solid brass. The contrast is interesting. Perhaps a rear pin designed with a bit of the same color red from the front pin and a subtle pattern complementing your knife logo might be something to consider? The wood grain and finish work on the nakiri saya is stunning. Thanks for posting.

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Post by pd7077 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:43 pm

I'm still trying to figure out how you got all of that detail work put into the top side and butt end of the tang. Simply amazing!!!
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by HHH Knives » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:01 pm

Paring knives. In progress.
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by Jeff B » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 pm

Just when you think you've seen it all! :shock:

SPECTACULAR!
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Post by HHH Knives » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:19 pm

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Post by mark76 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 am

Indeed... looking stunning. How did you get those colors in the knives?
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Post by jason » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:52 am

HHH Knives wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Paring knives. In progress.

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Please post up pics of these when they're done! I'm intrigued to see the finish thing! They're rather wild!

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HHH Knives wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Paring knives. In progress.

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!!!!!!!!!!
i have always wondered how this is accomplished. ever since i saw stan wilson knives.
care to humour me? doubt i can pull something like that off for awhile.
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Re: Whats on the bench!!

Post by HHH Knives » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:27 am

These paring blades ore still on the bench. They are a side project. and oas I have time I will be getting handles on them and sharing photos. :) Thanks guys for your interest.

The process to color them like this is done with Blueing salts. Similar to how a gun barrel was blued.. Niterblue is the salts I used on these. That combined with damascus made using O1, L6 and nickel..
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Post by Willison_Knives » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:29 am

HHH Knives wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:27 am
These paring blades ore still on the bench. They are a side project. and oas I have time I will be getting handles on them and sharing photos. :) Thanks guys for your interest.

The process to color them like this is done with Blueing salts. Similar to how a gun barrel was blued.. Niterblue is the salts I used on these. That combined with damascus made using O1, L6 and nickel..
very cool! i sorta thought about how it was done but just didn't really have any idea where to start. now that you say that it makes sense. just have to start making some damascus i guess! one day. Thanks for the info
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