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Present for my friends birthday, he got me started 9 months back.

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by Eldritch, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Eldritch


    Aug 28, 2015
    Hi all, I made this knife for my friend Andy, when I got given an anvil last year and decided to try and make something on it, my friend loaned me all the tools he owned and taught me the basics on how to use them (He repairs coffee machines so he has a lot of tools) From there I built my workbench and eventually a small smithy, today I got to pay him back with my tenth knife.

    It's a 13 inch gyuto in en42j (managed to get a hairy hamon which surprised me!) Handle is bog oak, wrought iron from a 15th century London barge and a pine cone I cast in resin with nickel spacers. Saya is bog oak.
    Hamon didn't come out the way I expected, but then I don't think it ever will and I'm ok with that :)
    Once again I borrow heavily on the search function here, mainly for hamon advice.

    I feel like an apprentice with this forum the master.





  2. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    That is a fine looking knife
  3. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    he will be happy ! looks great.
  5. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
    Very nice!
  6. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Great job! That is a fine looking knife. I am sure he will cherish it.
  7. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    Your 10th knife? You should be commended! Well done! Can't wait to see your 100th!
  8. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    SUPERB work. That is spectacular!!!!

    ...your tenth? Damn...

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