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Hot dang! Both those parers/utilities look great, awesome profiles and handle shapes. Really dig the finger notch in the handle.

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That's a nice knife! Keep up the great work.

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Really great looking knife Tim.

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Thanks guys! This knife is about .010 in. behind the edge, strong enough that it does not need to be babied, I think this knife will handle anything a parer should. It has a full distal taper also.
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I have a blade only up for grabs! This one is all set to receive a handle. This one is SOLD!
Blade Specs:
38mm by 196mm
2.8mm at the heel with full distal taper ...thin tip for good brunoise performance
Forced Patina
Steel is W2 tool steel (German Origin) hardened by Peters Heat Treating to RC62-63
Bevel Geometry features 48" radius bevels with a convexed edge.
180.00$ plus shipping and handling ...may be paid via paypal
Please ask if you need any more details.
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This knife is perfect for someone who prefers smaller compact blades in the kitchen. It is the right size for medium and smaller ingredients, especially small fruits, herbs, in hand work, and of course slicing garnishes for drinks :) This is a collaborative piece I made along with my friend Carter Hopkins. I designed the profile, executed the grind geometry and blade finish as well as developed the pattern in the blade. Carter provided his excellent heat treatment (est. RC62) on the steel and made and installed the handle.
This is my first piece showing my blade finish I am calling "Ghost Cloud" :)

Blade: 52100 steel with stainless cladding (from NJSB) 2.5mm thick at spine, distal taper, about 130mm blade length.
Handle: Kingwood and blonde buffalo horn.

Asking 250$ shipped CONUS. Price is firm. Maple Saya is $40 extra.
this one is SOLD
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Hey, you posted some pics earlier, right? Sweet knife, and even though this is the Aldo 52100 san mai, it was your pics of this knife that got me thinking about trying Vtoku2 san mai.

Some happy customer is getting a great deal at that price! GLWS :thumbsup:

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I call this one my "Smashmouth" model.
The blade is 1/8" thick W2 steel at RC 63 heat treated by Peters.
8" of edge and 2.5" high at the heel. The edge geometry is a gentle convex from spine to edge. about .007 thick behind the edge itself. There is also a full distal taper allowing for a very fine tip. Both spine and choil are rounded. Horizontal cuts in onions will be a revelation.
I forced a patina with mustard to get the process going.

The handle is my dove tailed frame handle. It features maple burl scales and a king wood frame. Accents are musk ox and mosaic pin.
I was originally asking $850 for this in Chicago but considering the finish got some weird marring and I ended up using the piece I have lowered price to $650 or $750 with a curly maple saya. Please allow a week or two for me to finish saya. Payment can be made through paypal or check by mail.
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Rain Drop 1095/Ni steel from Devin Thomas. Stabilized Spalted Jatoba Octagon handle with marbled carbon fiber ferrule and G10 spacers.

The blade itself has 7" of cutting edge and 1/16" inch stock thickness. The distal taper starts about midway along the blade length. Both spine and choil are duburred and comfortable.

I have finished the blade with dozens of etches and sand cycles. The finish is durable and not very reactive for 1095 steel. Price is $650 or $720 if you would like a curly maple saya. Please allow a week for me to make the saya. You can pay through paypal or mail a check. Shipping is included inside the United States. Let me know if you have any questions. If I still have this come November you can see it in person at the NCCA show.

I am not very good with photos but this one has been especially difficult. The blade finish is uniform but the slightest bit of shadows gives it a weird look.

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Tim, you are a very skilled craftsman! Good luck.

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Lookin’ good, Tim!
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thanks guys, ive ended up using the smash mouth knife for the past week. I am closing in on 100 knives sold and this is the first knife i think i might want to keep...well, that is until i make the next version of it.
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OK...Christmas special here. Ill take $500 for the raindrop Bunka and $500 for the W2 Smashmouth knife. These are both awesome knives that I wouldn't hesitate to put up against anything else out there. The performance on these is top notch.

I have enjoyed using the Smash Mouth especially.
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Specs:
steel: 15n20
source: reclaimed bohler uddelholm bandsaw steel
Heat Treat: Jarod Todd @ RC63-64
Finish: fine scotchbrite with forced patina
165mm edge length x 37mm tall at heel
Balance point @ Ferrule
Spine and Choil chamfered
Cutting Geometry: fine distal taper, convexed bevels, edge finished on shapton pro ceramics
Handles: Octagon style with birch dowel peg, bonded with west systems g-flex
$135.00 for Bocote handled shipped CONUS
$145.00 for Blackwood handled shipped CONUS
Payment can be made by check or paypal

It has been over a year since Ive had anything available. Finally got my books cleared and I will be looking to offer these pettys on a regular basis. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Specs:
steel: 15n20
source: reclaimed bohler uddelholm bandsaw steel
Heat Treat: Jarod Todd @ RC63-64
Finish: fine scotchbrite with forced patina
165mm edge length x 37mm tall at heel
Balance point @ Ferrule
Spine and Choil chamfered
Cutting Geometry: fine distal taper, convexed bevels, edge finished on shapton pro ceramics. These blades are ground to handle abuse and still perform at a high level. The profile is versatile and is a result of tweaking my design based on many "pass-arounds" in both home and pro settings. You will love it!
Handles: hidden tang, micarta frame style. bonded with west systems g-flex.
$235.00 for Carvex "redhead" handled shipped CONUS
$210.00 for Cast aluminum honeycomb handled shipped CONUS
Payment can be made by check or paypal.

If you prefer the patina be removed just let me know.

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cast honeycomb handled petty is sold. thanks
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Striking blades Tim. Good to see you back in production.

Dove Was all the way huh?

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Hey Rob,

Thanks, its nice to be getting stuff done. I love these new grinds , a whole more convex than Ive used before.
Its pretty neat the way handles have evolved for me...I keep taking the parts that give me trouble and streamlining the process.
I like handles in this style for several reasons. The way they go together allows me to make small and timely adjustments to get a nice tight fit.
Endless possibility between ferrule materials , variety of thin spacers for a visual pop, and a strong frame to give protection and stability to often times more materials for the scales....! Lovin it! I also feel like the hidden tang frame handles *handle* being in a wet environment better. Full tang knives have always always developed larger and larger seam between handle and steel over time...
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Model: Adventure Model

Steel: AEBL @ RC 62 w/ cryo temper (by Jeff Mutz)

Handle: Tapered tang w/ 8th dimension concepts cast acrylic/ aluminum honeycomb substrate

Pins are g10 and mosaic hollow pin.

4" of sharpened edge

Blade finish: rough belt finish w/ visible belt marks. This is a roughly finished user.

Blade Grind: high flat grind with a convexed distal taper. This is ground to slice very, very well. AEBL is pretty tough but lashing this to a stake and using as a spear will result in a tipped blade.

Battening will result in minor chips/bends. However , it would be pretty difficult for this blade to experience catastrophic failure. I know this b/c I have done all these things attachFull1327444

I am asking $SPF shipped CONUS. I will throw in a can of treehouse too as long as its allowed.

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another adventure model in aebl - this one a blem

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Hello,


This knife here was supposed to be a super clean and classy build, however the corby bolts I used had very deep (too deep) blind bores on the female ends. To my dismay the holes were visible as I shaped the handle...I tried to fix by inlaying mosaic pins but It did not work out. So what we have here is a severe botch job on the handle pins but an otherwise top notch ground blade and primo ironwood burl....I have too many shop knives and I cant bare to just let this sit in my junk drawer. With that being said, ill still guarantee the handle from failure with normal use. Id replace it if the epoxy for some reason doesn't hold.


Heres the specs:


Model: Adventure Model

Steel: AEBL @ RC 62 w/ cryo temper (by Jeff Mutz)

Handle: ironwood burl (way overpaid for these, lol)

Pins are some corby bolt and mostly west systems g flex epoxy.

4" of sharpened edge

Blade finish: rough belt finish w/ visible belt marks. This is a roughly finished user.

Blade Grind: high flat grind with a convexed distal taper. You can see it has somewhat of a fine tip.

I did not finish the blade all the way out, its at a relatively clean 280 grit.

I am asking $120 shipped CONUS.
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