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Tristone Bladesmithing WIP Cont'd

Discussion in 'Tristone Bladesmithing' started by Chadd Smith, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. here is a little 150mm Honesuke with AEBL blade and amboyna burl/faux ivory ferrule

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  2. This is an RWL34 215mm Gyuto with Black buffalo horn, ss and ringed gidgee semi octagonal handle.

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  3. The profile of the honesuke looks great with a very high grind! Although, I am not sure I like the faux-ivoire ferrule.
  4. Thanks! All the petty blades were made out of offcut pieces. I made them as an afterthought two days before the show hence why they look a bit simple. If done properly I would have gone for a thicker spine as well. Thanks for your comments :D
  5. Awesome work Chadd
  6. Here is a couple of photos of two sayas I am making. One is made of Bocote, the other Gabon Ebony. As you can tell, I use a milling machine for these processes. I could use a chisel and hammer but I find if I want to achieve perfect fitment of blades I need to be able to measure the depth of cut and thickness of the felt for friction fit.

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  7. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Chadd keep em coming. I love your work
  8. Love that wood.
  9. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  10. Finally finished those sayas, here is the SG2 core san mai with the matching handle spacers and felt lined, friction fit saya.

    Thanks for looking,

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  11. Thanks gents! Glad you are enjoying the show.
  12. That SG2 san mai MAs KS looks amazing!
  13. And here is the Gabon Ebony saya with RWL34 gyuto. Mostly just pretty pics, if anyone is interested I can upload a video of James from knives and Stones who used this and another knife at the sydney knife show, where he gave a review.

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  14. Yes please, to the video.
  15. Follow this link to a video of james using one of my knives;


    thanks gents!
  16. Just finished up this Bocote Saya to match the Camatillo and Bocote handle on this SG2 core KS blade.

    What do you guys think? Any thoughts on the blade, saya and/or handle?

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  17. Great match with the saya and i really love the handle choice. Simple but looks incredible
  18. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Are those saya felt lined?
  19. Sure are :) no one likes scratches on their hand finished knives :) soft cladding is horrible for it though. Plus it allows for a solid friction fit.
  20. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Very nice, Chad. Looks like a real cutting machine. :cool1

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