Kiridashi!

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  1. samuraistuart

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

    Dec 21, 2006
    I have never made one of these before and decided now was the time! This little guy is going to be a shop/house knife for opening boxes and digging out splinters, stuff like that. Made from 0.098" D2, I gave it a prequench to refine the grain structure and stuck with the low temperature tempers after the sub zero quench. I have never worked with D2 before, and was amazed at how abrasive resistant it is! I knew it had a lot of large chromium carbides, but it reminded me of working with M4! The bevel forms the edge at 17°. The back side was polished with waterstones and the bevel/edge sharpened with diamond plates. Fun project for me! Thanks for looking!

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    The little hole at the back of the handle is for a lanyard, once I get around to it.
     
  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Nice!
     
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  3. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Very sweet! I've had mixed feelings for the few dashi's that I've ever had. But this one looks spectacular. Definitely one I'd keep handy and use.
     
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  4. seanj

    seanj Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Nice!
     
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  5. samuraistuart

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

    Dec 21, 2006
    Thanks guys!
     

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