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Photos Sean Alonzo - Custom Nakiri Vegtable Chopper

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Sean Mathew Alonzo, Aug 15, 2019 at 9:12 AM.

  1. Sean Mathew Alonzo

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

    21
    Jul 20, 2018
    Hey everyone! I recently finished a custom for a chef based in NY. The blade and sheath set was a pretty interesting custom order!
    6-inch Nakiri Specs:
    Steel: AEB-L, cryogenically treated and triple tempered
    Fittings: Brass bolsters & spacer, mounted on Amboyna burl
    Scabbard: Amboyna burl with a black micarta spacer
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    As requested, I carved in a hammered texture.
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    Angular handle that sweeps up to help with ergonomics. This way there's ample knuckle clearance, and it puts less strain on the wrist.
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    If this is something that interests you, a similar piece would cost about 570USD + 40USD international shipping. You can hit me up at [email protected]

    Cheers and thanks for looking!
    facebook: Balete Blades - Sean Alonzo
    Instagram: @baleteblades
     
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  2. Templehound

    Templehound

    37
    Apr 22, 2019
    Beautiful!....I guess the embellishment on the bolsters is etched?
    ...and nice, well thought proportions on the handle and transition to the blade.
    super!:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Really like the look of this !
     
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  4. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    994
    Jun 3, 2011
    That is really something.

    Spectacular!
     
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  5. Sean Mathew Alonzo

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

    21
    Jul 20, 2018
    thanks guys! It's acid etched and already started to patina a bit. The patterns are cultural Filipino motifs I made, putting together motifs I saw on ethnic textile and craft.
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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019 at 10:37 AM
  6. Templehound

    Templehound

    37
    Apr 22, 2019
    Hi Jean, thanks for the additional picture of the bolster!
    ...in close up look it is even more exciting;):thumbsup:
    Cheers
     
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  7. Sean Mathew Alonzo

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

    21
    Jul 20, 2018
    Some more beauty shots for this custom before I send it out!
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    Fully closed paddle scabbard
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    and something for the phone wallpaper hahaha
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  8. Jetzler1

    Jetzler1 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    277
    Jan 12, 2010
    Wow That is a great looking knife!
     
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