The Steak Knife Conundrum

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Marvellous, just marvellous Ronnie.
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My jaw just dropped.

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Ronnie, those are stunning. Congratulations and enjoy.
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Wow Ronnie! That’s gorgeous a stunning set of knives. Lucas is a talent! Such a perfectionist.
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ronnie_suburban wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:14 pm
False Cast wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:29 pm
Steak knife of choice at hunting camp is an Opinel n8. Their carbon sharpens so fast (not very hard) that touch up following a ceramic plate is on order of 15 second on a stone.
I do love my Opinels but after some consideration, I decided to take a more customized, two-pronged approach to upgrading my steak knives. I'm working with a couple of makers on two different sets. The first set, made by Lucas Gumbiner, arrived today . . .

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Nice, hinged presentation box

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Set of 6 Knives & COA

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Waiting For Steaks
Damasteel blades, Tasmanian blackwood handles and nickel spacers.

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Made by Lucas Gumbiner.

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Beautiful Damasteel.

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Tasmanian blackwood and nickel spacers.

I haven't really "used" them yet but I tested one and it's as sharp as light. That's good because even though I'm perfectly capable of maintaining these knives and keeping them sharp, I'll be a wee bit nervous taking them to the stones the first time out.
Thanks for the shout out man! I'm really happy you like them! One of if not my best creations to date! Go get some steaks!

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GumbinerCustomKnives wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Thanks for the shout out man! I'm really happy you like them! One of if not my best creations to date! Go get some steaks!
Your work is really beautiful and it'll be a pleasure and honor having these knives in our lives. They've already spent their last day in the box. There are no safe queens here. We'll be using them on a regular basis and when it eventually comes time to sharpen them, well, I just hope I don't eff it up. Thanks again, for the incredible work. It's truly appreciated.
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Ronnie I hope the people who get to use those knives appreciate them as much as we do. :)

What is the handle profile? They kind of look left handed but I'm guessing a somewhat heart shape.

Absolutely stunning...

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stevem627 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:49 am
Ronnie I hope the people who get to use those knives appreciate them as much as we do. :)

What is the handle profile? They kind of look left handed but I'm guessing a somewhat heart shape.

Absolutely stunning...
They are what I call semi-octagonal Wa handles. The spine side is octagonal and the belly is rounded, and slightly oval. Hope that helps!

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GumbinerCustomKnives wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:35 pm
stevem627 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:49 am
Ronnie I hope the people who get to use those knives appreciate them as much as we do. :)

What is the handle profile? They kind of look left handed but I'm guessing a somewhat heart shape.

Absolutely stunning...
They are what I call semi-octagonal Wa handles. The spine side is octagonal and the belly is rounded, and slightly oval. Hope that helps!
Thanks, Lucas. I'll post a shot later.
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ronnie_suburban wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:39 pm
GumbinerCustomKnives wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:35 pm
stevem627 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:49 am
Ronnie I hope the people who get to use those knives appreciate them as much as we do. :)

What is the handle profile? They kind of look left handed but I'm guessing a somewhat heart shape.

Absolutely stunning...
They are what I call semi-octagonal Wa handles. The spine side is octagonal and the belly is rounded, and slightly oval. Hope that helps!
Thanks, Lucas. I'll post a shot later.
As promised . . .

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Gumbiner Steak Knife - Handle End Profile

Very comfortable in the hand, I might add.
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Tim Johnson(Taz) started making handles that shape years ago, not sure if he was the first, and many handle makers around here followed. He called them "octoval."
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I wish I had knife handles like these since they look super comfortable for right or left handlers. Fantastic work!

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Jeff B wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:04 am
Tim Johnson(Taz) started making handles that shape years ago, not sure if he was the first, and many handle makers around here followed. He called them "octoval."
Yes, it us a very common shape for Wa handles these days. I certainly didn't come up with it. Although its common for a reason! It's dead comfortable in the hand.

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GumbinerCustomKnives wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:23 am
Jeff B wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:04 am
Tim Johnson(Taz) started making handles that shape years ago, not sure if he was the first, and many handle makers around here followed. He called them "octoval."
Yes, it us a very common shape for Wa handles these days. I certainly didn't come up with it. Although its common for a reason! It's dead comfortable in the hand.
You are absolutely right, I've used one before and it very comfortable.
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