Recent Work

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:57 am

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:50 pm
I must say those tests impressed me. Looks like your doing a great job!
Thanks Jeff....it's kind of fun, but also goes against my nature...destroying something that I made.

I was bummed on one of my first cutting tests about a year ago with a different blade. I cut a #12 bolt that was sitting on my workbench and it took a big chunk out of the blade, I mad/sad and confused about the performance, I tried cutting nails and the blade when through them with no problem or blade damage....it was later that I figured out that it was a hardened bolt my son had taken off his Jeep....felt better after that.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:05 pm

Not a lot of knife work past 2 days. Jose and I are rebuilding the big raised bed garden....planting tomorrow. Jose is digging out some of last year's strawberries, we are relocating them to the berry patch.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:54 am

Here are some knives shipping out today.

Shibata Kotetsu R2 240 Gyuto
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Handle is snakeskin sycamore with a koa ferrule and blonde buffalo horn accents. The saya is figured sapele.
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Tanaka Blue #1 Kurouchi 240mm gyuto, the stock handle is nice, but I added several coats of finish. The saya is figured sapele.
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Three Hinoura's, white steel that is stainless clad. Handles are gaboon ebony with blond buffalo horn accents. These knives were specially made by Tsukasa Hinoura, he rarely works with stainless.
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Re: Recent Work

Post by milkbaby » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 pm

Really nice batch of work there, Carter! :thumbsup:

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks Milk!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Here are the finished Hinoura River Jump's. The handles are gaboon ebony with walrus ivory. These handles are shaped like many of the stock Hinoura's, octagonal on top and round on the bottom.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by gladius » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:36 pm

Nice! are those for sale?

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Re: Recent Work

Post by pd7077 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:52 pm

I love the shape! I think we’ll have to do that for the next knife I send over.
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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm

gladius wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Nice! are those for sale?
As shown, there is close to $4,400 in these blades....so factor in 1 year wait on the petty and 2yrs on the gyuto....he might sell for $5k++

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:14 pm

pd7077 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:52 pm
I love the shape! I think we’ll have to do that for the next knife I send over.
It is a nice shape...seems to work better on the petty sized handles. They are a bit more difficult and time consuming to make. The 3 Stainless Hinoura's above are for the same customer, they have the same shaped handles.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by gladius » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:25 pm

Carter wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:12 pm
As shown, there is close to $4,400 in these blades....so factor in 1 year wait on the petty and 2yrs on the gyuto....he might sell for $5k++
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Beautiful! That twisted Damascus is quite unique.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Damn those knives are all that! :shock:

Sucks to be poor.... :(
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 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:52 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Damn those knives are all that! :shock:

Sucks to be poor.... :(
They are really cool knives, I'm lucky that I get to work with some really top notch blades.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by nakneker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:41 am

I have a couple hunting knives with walrus ivory. Beautiful handle material. You want to make sure he keeps up with the maintenance on the ivory to prevent cracking, you probabaly already know that. I actually had 7 knives made with the ivory handles that I gave as gifts to some friends, the two guys who ignored taking care of the ivory had a crack develop. Everyone who kept up with it hasnt had any issues.

Beautiful work Carter.
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Re: Recent Work

Post by STPepper9 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:04 pm

I always love seeing your work Carter, makes me wish I had more money.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Chefspence » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:29 pm

Fantastic looking Carter!

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 am

Thanks Guys, appreciate the comments.

I finished these knives this week. The 245mm gyuto is headed to Mark for some testing/feedback and then probably to a few other guys on a little passaround. The 165mm petty is a customer knife, it still needs a saya. The petty is a nice little knife, it is tall enough to do some board work and the K-tip is good for delicate jobs....think I am going to make one for myself.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Carter » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 pm

Just a few shots from what is going on in the shop today....kind of boring, but the process......

Handle components being fitted and a saya glued up in the background.
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Cutting buffalo horn for spacers and an end cap on the Portaband.
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Knives out of the oven, this was the 4th and final stage of the normalizing process...the temps ranged from 1650F to 1450F, the blades were air cooled after each session. Next they will be ground closer to a final dimension and then back in the oven for the hardening heat treat and then tempering, before being ground for the last time.
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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Ut_ron » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:20 pm

fascinating thanks for sharing.

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Re: Recent Work

Post by Jeff B » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:48 pm

It would be too cool to hang out for a day and just watch you at work!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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