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Beautiful Carter, you never fail to please!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Thanks Steve / Jeff, I appreciate it.

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Carter wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:54 pm
This is a new handle/saya for a Konosuke HD 270mm gyuto. The handle is ironwood burl and the saya is ironwood.
Tracking says it should be delivered by the time I get back home, along with that beautiful differentially hardened 240 you made! They look superb Carter. I guess that’s what you do, make the good stuff. Thanks again!
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nakneker wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:31 pm
Carter wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:54 pm
This is a new handle/saya for a Konosuke HD 270mm gyuto. The handle is ironwood burl and the saya is ironwood.
Tracking says it should be delivered by the time I get back home, along with that beautiful differentially hardened 240 you made! They look superb Carter. I guess that’s what you do, make the good stuff. Thanks again!
Thanks buddy!

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This is the knife I made for Isboogy. The story behind this is that he purchased one of my 52100 gyutos second hand and really liked it, he asked me to make a new knife with some different dimensions and with a differentially hardened blade....he wanted the handle to be the same as the original knife....here it is:

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I still had some of the exact same zircote for the handle, so we used it on the new knife and I sourced a matching piece for the saya. The new knife is made of 26C3 hardened to 64/65Rc. This knife is very thin and despite dimensions of 259mm x 49mm, it only weighs 5.85oz. Here are the pics:

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Wow nice work. You are also very accomplished photographer 👍
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Another meal with the thing - simple pork tenderloin and potatoes with snap peas - my gosh is thing a great knife. Had neighbor's over for New Years stuff, can't thank you enough Carter. Knife is everything I wanted and then some. First knife made for me and still just a dream to use.

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Wondering if either Isboogy or Carter can explain the steel choice, 26C3. I haven't heard much about it but I don't know much about steel types. Beautiful knife, and interesting to hear about the custom process. Cheers!

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Here is an article on 26C3 from Larrin Thomas, he is Devin's son. Devin refers to 26C3 as "spicy white". It is a carbon steel that is capable of a fine molecular structure, high hardness, and will reveal a hamon when differentially hardened. For me, as a maker, I can take it 2-3 more points of hardness than W2.

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/08/12/ ... 6c3-steel/

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Carter wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:17 am
Here is an article on 26C3 from Larrin Thomas, he is Devin's son. Devin refers to 26C3 as "spicy white". It is a carbon steel that is capable of a fine molecular structure, high hardness, and will reveal a hamon when differentially hardened. For me, as a maker, I can take it 2-3 more points of hardness than W2.

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/08/12/ ... 6c3-steel/
Thanks! Lots of details.

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I made dinner tonight with the beast - been really busy dealing with mom for the most part lately, but we had a great evening - dinner and girls hockey tournament. ICarter has made me the most comfortable and best performing knife I own. Can't thank him enough for the thing. Going to do one with him for Jen this year - she is now rocking a Hitomoto, but helped tonight and really likes my knife except "it's just a little to big" for her - every time I use it I get a grin - will never pull it out of the house, but it's just such a fir for me. Thanks again Carter!

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awesome! Nice to meet you at that other location.

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