Japanese style take down knife build

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  1. SEMO

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    First off, I am not a traditionalist. The blade shape, the methodology, and the terminology are my own.

    This is the first take down style knife that I have built. This project does leave me wanting to build others.

    The blade is forged from and old garden harvester tine. No pic of the tine before forging.
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    This is a picture of the blank as forged.

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    After some initial grinding and sanding.

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    Filing the shoulders.


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    Hand sanded to 400 and ready for heat treat.

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    Clay backing for edge hardening and a softer spine. Plus, I hope to get a hamon.

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    Hamon is not as pronounced as I hoped it would be.

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    Next ups is forging, filing, soldering, and hammer finishing the fittings.

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    Handle construction is two piece, mortised, amd Glued. BEB6E8BB-D358-40BF-B9D0-519437979858.jpeg

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    Laquer textured with sand, stamped leather, with a silk wrap.

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    Take down...

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    Wow! Amazing work!
     
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    That's cool as heck. Good job!
     
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    AMAZING!!!!
     
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    That is awesome!
    What are the dimensions?
     
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    Thank you sir.

    Thanks, Strig

    Thank you sir.

    It’s 11.75” with a 6.25” blade.
     
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    Beautiful work as always.
     
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    Much appreciated...as always. :)
     
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    Gorgeous, dude... holy smokes
     

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