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Rick's Knives

Discussion in 'Knife & Gear Galleries' started by Rick, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Delbert Ealy Knives 4¾“ Damascus Honesuki

    Blade Height: 44 mm
    Blade Thickness: 3.15 mm above heel
    Handle: Spalted Maple

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  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I've only broken down one chicken, but it's a keeper.
     
  4. You are making me really think i need to add a second ealy to my long list of next knives to buy

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  5. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member


    Rick, curious about your thoughts on this one, if you don't mind sharing? I eyeballed this one myself for a bit, but have no personal experience with his knives. Does look right up my alley though
     
  6. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    One new, from Dave Martell (his pix are much better):

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    One old, but with a new handle by Stefan Keller:

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  7. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Cool looking handle on that martel, but that Carter is looking awesome. Also looks taller than usual?
     
  8. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    The Carter is 285 mm on the edge and 65 mm tall at the heel. Here's a pic with a "normal" size 240 Hiromoto for comparison. Dave called it a "monsteryuto" when he installed the handle.

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  9. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    285mm?? Holy schnickies! You cut with that sword or just slap things around with it? That's a beast!
     
  10. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Taking it out is enough to scare an onion into dicing itself.
     
  11. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

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    When I see this handle from Fish it makes me smile because I think about all the handle makers out there today copying this same design almost exactly. This whole handle thing started with him, I don't think Fish would believe it.
     
  12. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Halcyon Forge 155 x 52 Honyaki Bunka

    125sc steel; koa handle..

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  13. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Some kinda sexy, right there, Rick!!! :cool:
     
  14. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Joe's work is utterly amazing
     
  15. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    The bunka was lonely.

    260 x 57 wrought iron san mai with 125SC core.
    Handle is red coolibah, african blackwood, with maple spacers.
    Weight: 189 grams.

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  16. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Another fantastic score, Rick. I can honestly say that Joe at Halcyon Forge is making some fantastic knives. The two I have I literally can't stop playing with.
     
  17. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Teruyasu Fujiwara Denko no Hota 238 x 51 gyuto

    Handle by Cody Paul in blackwood.

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  18. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    Nice one, Rick. How do you like the denka? Others seem quite gaga over them.
     
  19. Rick

    Rick aka Pensacola Tiger Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I've only had it a couple of days, but first impressions are very positive. I have to keep in mind that this knife not only has a custom handle but was given a "spa treatment" by the previous owner, including polishing the blade road. So the level of fit and finish of this knife is quite a bit better than the Maboroshi no Meito wa-gyuto that passed through my hands a few months ago, though that one was not at all bad.

    Offhand I'd say it will give the Kurosaki I got from you a run for its money. Might even be a bit better cutter.
     
  20. marc4pt0

    marc4pt0 Founding Member

    That sounds like it's pretty good if you're comparing to the Kurosaki.
    Speaking of which, how are you making out with that one? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

    Hope all is well!
     

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