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A few damascus kitchen knives I made

Discussion in 'Handiwork Display' started by Van Zanten, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Hello everybody,

    Here is some of my latest work:

    All three knives in the first photo have a 220mm blade, weigh approximately 200 grams and have their balance point right in front of the bolster. For the damascus I have a new mix, 1.2510 - 1.2442 and 75Ni8. Heat treatment tweaked a bit to austenitizing at 830 for 7 minutes, platequench in aluminium, LN2 at -196 degrees Celsius, 1 hour at 185, LN2 again, 1 hour at 175. Results in 63HRc and enough toughness for kitchen use.

    The wood on the damascus blades is poplar burl and the Elmax blade has Bocote.


    And here are some more I made a few month's ago:
    Merovingian twist and Coolibah burl
    Elmax san mai with Bohler N690, Buderus Nitro-B and blue Juma Elforyn

    Best regards,

    Johan van Zanten
    The Netherlands
  2. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    Those look fantastic! I especially like the non-damascus knife and the blue handled on. Good stuff!
  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  4. larrybard

    larrybard Founding Member

    Quite impressive looking. Thank you.
  5. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    STUNNING!!! :D

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