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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by DustinY, Apr 18, 2020.
Let me know how it works for you, and particularly any areas that can be improved.
Nice job everyone on your KITH knives. Those are the nicest I have seen in overall quality.
All right! I used @timos- 's knife today to make a garden primavera-esque pasta sauce today.
Let me start off by saying, this little knife cuts like crazy! People like to say "cuts like a laser" but lasers kinda suck at cutting, they burn... Any way this thing cuts like a thin, really sharp knife, it's great! Performance wise, no issues.
Ok now for the details. At the junction of blade and bolster one side had some glue leak out, and the other didn't have enough glue in the joint. Purely asthenic.
The other thing I noticed is that the blade is mounted slightly left of center and very slightly askew.
In this pic, the blade looks bent but it's not, it's just an illusion.
The only other issue I noticed was a dark line around the pin in the handle. I suspect it's from using black epoxy, with such a light wood, I don't know how you'd hide it.
Over all a very nice knife, and my current favorite for cutting veg in the kitchen!
Thanks again Tim!!
For black bolsters like this, I use 5min JB Kwik. Use a bit of excess, then once it sets up to the consistency of silicon, use a q-tip dipped in lacquer thinner, and gently clean the excess. This gives you a seamless fit.
Yes on Q-tips. I use them repeatedly with acetone at the blade/handle junction for the first two hours of epoxy setting.
Good news, post to USA is a go from Monday. I am sorry for the delay, but not much I could do.
This is a strange time we are in your good
@Daniel W , did my knife reach you yet? Thanks
No not yet I’ll let you know when it shows up
Thanks, the package should be trackable through USPO, if you don't have the tracking number yet, please write me here.
I haven't received mine yet, but it is finally in Canada! COVID has really messed up shipping times. Canada Post tracking says only 3-7 more business days. This knife was shipped April 13, I thought it was lost, but my confidence in government run postal services is now restored .
What is KITH?
Knife in the Hat. Do a search using the custom search engine in the stickies for more info:
That’s gorgeous!!!! I’m looking forward to the summer kith.
My KITH knife arrived!!!
It is a real beast too! 10” blade, but well balanced. Fit and finish is great on both the blade and wood, handle is large, but suits the knife and fits my hand. Slices right through ripe tomatoes. Not sure of the blade steel, AEBL? @A.McPherson Saya and handle are zebrano, but not sure on the black bolster and pin. It has a lot more belly than I put on kitchen knives, but that’s a personal preference thing.
The blade is 15N20, HT by JT for last year's kitchen knife KITH. I had to bow out of that one, so you got the resulting knife.
The bolster and pin are horn.
I'm glad you like it, feel free to critique the crap out of it!! I know there's a few things that aren't perfect about it, but I don't think it's too awful for my first kitchen knife attempt!