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2020 Summer Kitchen Knife Kith

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Willie71, May 16, 2020.

  1. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Ok. I decided I’m using the S35vn nikiri with a file worked spine. It’s 3/32” thick, 1.5” tall. Doing the rough grind now. Rc62.
     
  2. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Ok, rough ground at 60 grit. I’ll have to double check hardness. This might be harder than Rc62. It was almost like grinding z-wear at Rc64. Not quite, but close.

    [​IMG]C0A75255-4CA7-45DF-9280-31BAF7F8B6F3 by Wjkrywko, on Flickr

    [​IMG]13902556-1765-4B8D-8AC8-D3F1F140C369 by Wjkrywko, on Flickr

    This pic shows how to blend a plunge-less FFG. This is 70/30 ground, so the flat is pretty shallow.

    [​IMG]8C3A872C-38AE-464C-937C-4E0FFA5471D8 by Wjkrywko, on Flickr


    File work:

    [​IMG]A8BAF559-7D50-4D50-ABE7-990E95FDC2D2 by Wjkrywko, on Flickr


    You can see the 70/30, plus D-grind with the blunt tip of the Nikiri. I’m pretty sure a nikiri isn’t supposed to be a D-grind, but this Kith knife is. I’ll figure out what it’s really called later.

    [​IMG]1D43DBAC-8877-4722-9B5F-E5A3C7CCB4C4 by Wjkrywko, on Flickr

    the offset is much more obvious in hand. The grind marks create an optical illusion.

    Now to pick out handle materials.....
     
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  3. Kevin Kf knives

    Kevin Kf knives

    272
    Jul 2, 2018
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    Started hand sanding this guy.
     
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  4. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Looks good! What steel?
     
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  5. Kevin Kf knives

    Kevin Kf knives

    272
    Jul 2, 2018
    26C3, my first time using it. Hand sanding has been a nightmare so far, its probably little harder than I was shooting for. But I like how it's coming out.
     
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  6. scott kozub

    scott kozub Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    773
    Jan 1, 2018
    Sorry guys I'm going to have to drop out as well. With the boarder shut down I haven't been able to pick up my last steel order for 3 months.
     
  7. Daniel W

    Daniel W

    59
    May 1, 2019
    I’m going to have to sit this one out. Sorry guys
     
  8. Kevin Kf knives

    Kevin Kf knives

    272
    Jul 2, 2018
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    Test etch, still have a little work, but I was getting excited to see how its looking
     
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  9. imill3567

    imill3567 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    263
    Aug 5, 2014
    4F4A80CB-6722-4DD0-B0EE-421C335B0D55.jpeg Rough grind at 36 grit. 26C3 “Bowie Chef” thought I’d try a different look for this one.
     
  10. Shane Csepp

    Shane Csepp Basic Member Basic Member

    67
    Oct 21, 2019
    I unfortunately have to drop out of this one. I don't think I will have the time to complete by Sept 1st.

    Next one!
     
  11. imill3567

    imill3567 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    263
    Aug 5, 2014
    04E7E75B-9924-418E-A9DB-E81DB61670B5.jpeg 2BDF6959-DA5E-4690-ADBB-E80AEBE5B75E.jpeg I finished a knife but will still have to drop out..I had the blade heavily wrapped and wasn’t referencing enough while shaping the handle either that or it’s crooked because I glued it in backwards (end of the night dumb mistake) and had to reshape but since blade is in the opposite way that could very well be the cause too. Leaving on a business trip tomorrow morning so no time to fix or redo, sorry guys!
     
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  12. Travis Talboys

    Travis Talboys KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    105
    Oct 30, 2018
    I'm afraid that I will have to bow out as well. Things have been crazy around here lately, and I don't think I will have the time to finish. I look forward to seeing all the finished submissions, so keep at it, those that can.
     
  13. CallumRD1

    CallumRD1

    122
    Jan 10, 2020
    I ground my submission today. I'll be finishing it this week. I decided to make a ~210mm gyuto.
     
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  14. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Reminder: 1 week left.
     
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  15. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Cool!!! I have been wondering about this. I just noticed the sticky.
     
  16. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
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    This is my first kith, so I decided to go with a carving knife. This picture was taken after shaping the handle. I still have a little work to do on it. I sincerely hope whoever ends up with it is happy.
     
  17. A. Matthews

    A. Matthews Gold Member Gold Member

    41
    Aug 4, 2017
    I’m not going to make it in time. Good luck to everyone else!
     
  18. Kevin Kf knives

    Kevin Kf knives

    272
    Jul 2, 2018
    So I'm not sure I'm happy with the etching, should I sand it back to clean metal and try again?

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  19. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013

    Before you start over, try using xxxx steel wool. Might reduce some of the heavy etch look. I wouldn’t re etch it, it’s going to patina heavily in use anyway.
     
  20. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    Update on my progress. Both my wife and I were quite sick this past week, so I’m really pressed for time. If I’m not done in time, I will do the draw on Monday, then do another draw when mine is done, and someone will get a bonus knife. I don’t want to rush it. We got COVID tested, and it doesn’t look like we had that, but a negative confirmation might not come for a few more days. We passed the normal timeline for a positive confirmation this morning, so probably negative.
     
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