Just Finished! Custom 240MM Western Style Gyuto - Damascus/Copper Clad San-Mai

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  1. Sean Mathew Alonzo

    Sean Mathew Alonzo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 20, 2018
    Just finished up this crazy beast of a custom Gyuto! I love doing damasus customs, I love it, even more when it's with a new material!

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    Some blade specs:
    Blade steel: Dion Damascus Cu-Mai - 52100 steel core, clad in 100 layers of 420Hc/1095, with a copper layer laminated between core steel and cladding.
    Blade detail: Cryo frozen & triple tempered to 62HRC. Hammer Texture Kurochi along the blade flats
    Handle: Brass Dovetailed bolsters & Double dyed + natural tone Box Elder Burl, Hybrid section in black Epoxy
    Handle Detail: Faceted Western-style handle

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    A closeup on all that detail!

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    Some facets on that sculpted handle

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    And a closeup on that double-dyed + natural tone stabilized Box Elder Burl

    The custom's not yet finished, there's still a Saya scabbard on the way! More pics coming soon!

    THANKS FOR LOOKING! Check out daily updates through any of my socials you might be on!
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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Very nice....:)
     
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  3. seanj

    seanj Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Beautiful work!
     
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  4. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Beautiful you do some nice work.
     
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  5. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    A Real Beauty !!
     
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  6. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Holy crap!!! :eek::eek: :D:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Sean Mathew Alonzo

    Sean Mathew Alonzo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    42
    Jul 20, 2018
    thanks for looking everyone! :D I appreciate you following my work :)

    Here's a quick closeup, and a teaser of the retention pin for a saya scabbard that's soon to come!

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