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Joel Black Knives

Gyuto semi integral

Gyuto semi integral

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240mm 52mm 

8mm semi integral, 3mm, 2mm  1.5 tip on the shinogi 

220g 

Wrought iron, 135cr3

Bog oak handle m, 5500yrs old 

The wrought iron for the cladding here is from the old estate railing near my workshop, probably a good 50m away from where I forged the knife.  Old Victorian estate railing and it’s full of charm, character or dirt, depending how you look at it, I’ve kept the ku proper crusty because i quite liked it.   There’s one small inclusion near the edge which I’ve pictured which is a bit more gnarly than the others but it shouldn’t pose problems if you look after your knives well. 

This knife has its bevels polished out using natural whetstones, This process means the upkeep of the blade should be significantly easier especially if you know your way around a whetstone.  Flattening the bevels and refining them can be a chore in the initial stages so I’ve done the groundwork for you so it’ll be nice to take to the stones for your polishing pleasure.

These knives are made from carbon steels not stainless steel, this allows them to take a fine edge fairly easily but has a downside that they will rust not given the proper care and attention.  Carbon steel forms a patina which can be very beautiful and acts as a protective layer slowing further corrosion.

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