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Martell Knives Gallery

Discussion in 'JapaneseKnifeSharpening / Dave Martell Knives' started by Dave Martell, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    We've got another custom petty finished up and ready to go. This one is made from O1 tool steel, 160mm in cutting edge length, with an AZ Ironwood/blond buffalo horn wa octagonal handle. [​IMG]


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  2. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Just putting the wraps on another custom ordered 160mm wa petty in CPM154 powdered stainless steel.

    The customer couldn't decide on light or dark horn but wanted a contrast so I gave him both. [​IMG] And check out the ironwood on this one - it's crazy electric like! Nice crisp lines and a deep finish....I can see that my time working with ironwood is starting to pay off. [​IMG]


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  3. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    We have another 160mm petty ready to head out to it's owner. This one is made from O1 with an oval wa handle constructed from blue maple burl with nickel silver/G10 spacers for accent. The customer designed the handle and I think he hit a home run with his idea. [​IMG]

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  4. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    I just finished up this one, it's an O1 160mm wa petty with dyed (teal) maple burl handle w/copper spacer. The handle was customer designed - he did well. [​IMG]

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  5. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a 160mm petty made out of CPM154 with an ironwood and buffalo horn handle....

    The handle is made slightly larger than normal because the customer has big hands and like big handles. Can't do much for this with a petty but I did my best.

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  6. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    I've got another 160mm petty finished up. This one is also made from CPM154 powdered stainless steel with a poly acrylic "copper" wa octagonal handle.

    This knife was made to match it's big brother that the customer purchased HERE.

    I wish that I could get more orders for this handle material, it makes such a nice handle in both looks and function. I did buy some more colors just in case I get a bite. [​IMG]


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  7. toddnmd

    toddnmd Founding Member

    I like that material too, Dave.
     
  8. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  9. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a few that I just wrapped up.

    SHOP for these Martell Knives at...
    https://homebutcher.com/collections/martell-knives down in San Antonio, TX

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    This is what I sent down to homebutcher.com ...

    52100

    Qty. 1 - 225mm gyuto, wa handle, poly acrylic (purple

    Qty. 1 - 240mm gyuto, wa handle, poly acrylic (red)

    Qty. 1 - 240mm, premium AZ Ironwood Burl, (soldered) nickel silver bolster, western

    Qty. 1 - 160mm petty, wa handle, AZ Ironwood Burl




    CPM154

    Qty. 1 - 240mm gyuto, wa handle, poly acrylic handle (blue)

    Qty. 1 - 240mm gyuto, wa handle, poly acrylic handle (green)

    Qty. 1 - 160mm petty, western handle, Blue Maple Burl
     
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  10. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  11. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a 205mm wa gyuto that I just finished up! :)

    Steel - 52100 @ Rc62-63

    Handle - Figured maple & streaked blond buffalo horn


    The customer asked for a darker (brown) wood with lighter colored buffalo horn on both ends. He also mentioned that he could go for burnt wood too. I put forth the idea of staining (a very standard, yet stabilized) maple I have on hand using the old Pennsylvania long rifle technique of using iron and acid to bring out the figuring. The customer said go for it and the results look even better than I had hoped for. The pictures can't show the depth and movement that this process brings to the wood but it's somewhat along the lines of koa. Since the color was still a bit bland I decided to add in the customer's "burnt wood" idea and I torched the maple as well which really made the color come out as well as even more figuring - win win! Hopefully he likes it as much as I do. ;)

    Here it is....

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  12. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  13. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  14. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's the last of the O1 sujihikis....300mm in length with a wa octagonal handle made out of amboyna burl and streaked blond buffalo horn. :)


    *The sun was blazing when I shot these pictures and as a result the pictures reflect the knife's image poorly. I know that the customer will be pleased to see the knife in person much more than seeing these pictures.

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  15. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a 270mm gyuto made out of 52100 high carbon ball bearing steel with a wa handle constructed of presentation grade koa paired with streaked blond buffalo horn. I LOVE this handle! :cool:


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