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250mm wa gyuto forged from hitachi blue2

Discussion in 'Tansu Knives' started by chefcomesback, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I get asked a lot "how do I find time" to make all of these knives along with running a successful kitchen. First of all spending time with Bill Burke , Randy Haas, Keith Fludder helped me a lot and allowed me to work in an efficient manner . Each knife taking 10-20hours also meant making me sacrifices from my sleep , my family time and my days off . I have spend all of my days off in shed grinding or in carport forging . I have shopped for local hardwood when on vacations , watched natural geographic with all different eyes "look at those tusks , horns ..." As bukowski said : my dear , find what you love and let it kill you ...
    It hasn't killed me just yet , last one from this weeks efforts
    250mm wa gyuto forged from hitachi blue paper steel , water quenched , with buckeye burl , blond horn and nickel spacer handle . Custom order for a Japanese chef
    Asymmetric ground for right handed user
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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
  2. Nailed it again Mert.
     
  3. That one is pretty much perfect in my eyes! Great work, Mert!
     
  4. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Seconding Anton's comment. I don't know how to describe it but when the blade exits the handle it looks right to me when the reveal is equal on the top and the bottom. this one is lustworthy Mert!!
     
  5. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you all for your kind words
     
  6. I loooove that handle. The blade seems pretty ok, too ;)
     
  7. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    DUDE!!! :cool: :like :cool1 :) :jump
     
  8. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Beautiful work Mert, now go hang out with the family for a couple minutes :D
     
  9. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks all for your kind words
     
  10. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Kinda the ultimate compliment......... "Custom gyuto ordered for Japanese Chef! :cool:
     
  11. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    No stress right ;) ??
     
  12. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Awesome stuff, brother Mert, I am sure he will be thrilled with his new gem! :cool:
     
  13. couple days late but you sir do very nice work.
     
  14. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I hope so :)
     
  15. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you
     
  16. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    I know so!!! :cool:
     

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