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Discussion in 'Tansu Knives' started by chefcomesback, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Hi guys , instead of cluttering the news feed with new threads I have decide to put my recent projects into this post. I will posting some of my previous projects and recently finished ones. This is what I am up to on my off days when I am not cooking

    First one : This is the first knife I have done with a plenty help from Keith Fludder , still in my work rotation , I am still having nightmares about grinding it
    It is a 153mm petty in 1095 with spalted maple handle and stainless bolster and pins

    First knife I have done completely by myself was a feather pattern damascus paring from HHH with bimble burl and ebony handle and brass tip. I kept reading on blade forums "to make a knife all you need is a file , sandpaper,drill, simple forge and dedication.. )
    Well after spending on a 80mm knife close to 40 hours I am going to call that theory B.S.
    You need tools... proper tools... and lots of it....
    Still to this date its the one knife I liked the most , will model any of my paring knives after that


    On top of that is the one of the first blades I have forged modeled after that knife in iron clad white 2 with birdseye red gum and ebony handle

    Another knife from the same feather pattern damascus was a 160mm petty with same handle materials except brass, I think I spent 40+hours on it too

    Next one is my first attempt at a long blade and a saya. The lesson I learned was :buy proper tools, grinding hardened .250 inch D2 with a tiny hand sander is PITA !!

    Sabatier coversion , there are still lots of visible scrtaches in these pictures

    Then managed to make it shiny again

    Hand forged small kuro uchi funyauki in white 2 core with my patented saya design called as "crapshoot I cut it too short , gotta add another piece to make the knife not stick out" The handle and saya are from birdseye red gum and ebony



    My first attempt at making a gyuto

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    Second attemp

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    Small wa bocho with Australian Beef wood handle


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  2. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    270mm aebl suji with a Hawaiian Koa from burl source , nickel spacer and marbled blond horn

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    25omm aebl suji with gidgee and brass

  3. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  4. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Damn, dude...... off the hook sexy!
  5. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Very nice, lots of work time in this. I like your too-short saya, repeating the colors of the handle in the saya is the way to go IMHO. And that suji is really nice also. Well, they all are...

  6. I remember that first gyuto fondly. Wonder what happened to it ;)
  7. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you Stefan
  8. Nice work!
    And once you start making better pictures of your work, you will instantly transform "nice" into "stunning" and "awesome" ;)
  9. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thanks Anton , all the pics are taken with phone and badly , gotta work on my pics more too
  10. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    More western suji pictures ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408058386.405732.jpg


    The lesson I learnt from this one is "
    If you take custom orders from your staff members , don't fire them until they pay for it"
  11. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Beautiful dyed maple from burl source ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408110271.093538.jpg

  12. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member



    Badly taken phone pictures , hopefully I was able to capture that it was thin behind the edge
  13. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    DAMN....... That's purdy!!! :)
  14. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you Al, the owner was nice enough for me to bring the knife to the gathering in Sydney
  15. Lovely work Mert! I wonder how I missed this thread before??
  16. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you Cris, I am trying to be productive as much as I can with my set up allowing
  17. You're making more than I am at the moment, lol...and they're looking good!!
  18. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Line knife prototype in Sheffield carbon, ~ 62hrc , cocobolo and wenge handle , I like this one a lot ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409070742.463036.jpg
  19. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    WOW!!! Simply..... WOW!!!
  20. apathetic

    apathetic Founding Member

    You're not the only one, looks really good :)

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