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Jhon P

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Santoku
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:53:32 AM »

Nephi palm wood. The rock was a gift from Sandsave
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 11:54:28 AM »

A better shot of the handle
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »

I like the handle bunches but I LOVE THE BLADE!!!
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 06:04:42 PM »

Nice work, I know you mentioned it might not be a good enough piece. Turned out great
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 08:18:18 PM »

That is VERY cool looking!   :glasses9:
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »

Wow,,Looks great!!!! Do you forge your own blades? Sure is a eye catcher!!
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 05:28:35 PM »

very nice and yes the blade is unique.  how are the holes done? drilled on both sides?  what's the thickness of the blade?
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50% rockhound and 50% wire wrap
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »

It's fairly thick, it is a blank that I bought and is manufactured to look like if was hammer forged. I have one that we use in our kitchen that seams to be used most of the time.
I have wanted to learn to do forging. I will try it one of these day when I find a good deal in an anvil. Right now it's more fun to just do the handles.
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 05:34:08 PM »

do try to get into forging.  sounds like fun but physical work.  what you burn for your fire must be deeply researched.  what i mean is that you can't use 'just coal' but a specific type of coal.  and your exhaust is the next type of safety factor.  don't know much more about eit xcept what i hear and see on tv.  good luck and have fun.
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 08:34:22 PM »

I have done enough research that I would go with a propane forge, better more even heating and no mess or ash. If I had the money I would invest in a power hammer. Need one to
Do Damascus
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 07:45:52 AM »

yes, i've seen the power hammers and i would strongly recommend that too. it would save major physical work and time.   
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2017, 07:53:24 AM »

in our wood carving club we have a fellow carver/rockhounder who walks around with an oxygen tank.  i can see how saddened he is from not being able or willing to participate anymore.  his primary hobby was forging.  it was the "coal/exhaust"  that got to him.  i work with stone and bone so he's always watching out for how i "do things"...
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 04:40:43 AM »

It's fairly thick, it is a blank that I bought and is manufactured to look like if was hammer forged. I have one that we use in our kitchen that seams to be used most of the time.
I have wanted to learn to do forging. I will try it one of these day when I find a good deal in an anvil. Right now it's more fun to just do the handles.
Anvils are outrageously priced IMO but I use a 20" long piece of old railroad track ($5 at scrap yard). It definitely serves its purpose for knife making and there are tons of good youtube videos where guys make the track look like a real anvil ( I assume incase you need the front cone)
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Re: Santoku
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 08:46:55 AM »

hubby got me a piece of railway track that i use as an anvil.  how did you get the lovely points? 
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