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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

    I just finished up these two butcher knives....

    1. 7.5" Butcher

    2. 6" Boning



    Steel - O1

    Handles - African Blackwood with nickel silver pins

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    This is the first boning knife that I've made. It took me a bit to get just right but in the end I liked it enough that I made a pattern/copy of it. This knife, just like the butcher, is fully convex ground plus it's distal tapered nicely down to the tip. It's thin - yet stiff. I added a notch cut out just before the handle to allow for proper sharpening the full length of the blade. I fashioned it after an early 1900's Remington professional butcher knife pattern found in an old catalog. What do you think about it?

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  2. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a 160mm petty done in O1 with spalted maple and buffalo horn handle....

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  3. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Just finished this one up. It's a 160mm petty made from CPM-154 with dyed box elder burl handle. The customer wanted only to use the wood block on the handle (no other ferrule materials) but asked to break it up with some spacers, we chose to use nickel silver and blue G10 to tie in with the blue dye job on the wood. [​IMG]

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  4. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Frickin' stunning, beautiful work, Dave! :cool1
     
  5. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  6. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's another 160mm petty made from CPM-154 powdered steel wearing an oval wa handle made of yellow dyed box elder burl and Hawaiian koa. The customer left the ferrule wood choice up to me, I hope he likes the odd match up as much as I do. [​IMG]


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  7. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I really love that oval wa box elder and koa petty. Looks perfect to me
     
  8. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's a set (sujihiki & nakiri) done in O1 with exhibition grade koa, streaked blond buffalo horn, and copper accents. [​IMG]


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  9. very nice pair Dave.
     
  10. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member


    Thank you :)
     
  11. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Beautiful stuff, Dave! You are really knocking out a lot of really great knives these days -- it's is wonderful to see!
     
  12. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  13. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's something I don't get to make too often a kiritsuke. This one is 250mm in length. Made from CPM-154 powdered stainless steel using presentation grade koa and streaked blond buffalo horn for the handle.

    This koa came from a block that I must have offered to (at least) 20 people plus I posted pictures of it online in the petty thread and no one wanted it. This customer let me pick the wood so I jumped on this one. Eat your hearts out now suckers! I knew it was going to be a winner.....moral of this story is to always trust Dave....with your wood picks anyway. [​IMG]


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  14. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Here's my 1st 220mm gyuto... [​IMG]


    Steel - CPM154

    Handle - Dyed Maple Burl & African Blackwood w/ nickel silver/G10 spacers

    Height - 52mm (@ heel)

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  15. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Martell 160mm CPM-154 Petty wearing dyed brown box elder burl & African blackwood....

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  16. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    That wood is mesmerizing.
     
  17. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  18. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

    Up next we have a 270mm gyuto in CPM-154 with an amboyna burl, streaked blond buffalo, with copper spacer and mosaic pin handle....

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  19. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Love amboyna. Did you change the finish on your knives? Looks to have a little more shine, but could be the light.
     
  20. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member


    CPM154 makes a better finish than O1 does.
     

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