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Takefu Knives...

Stuart Mitchell Sep 11, 2014

  1. Stuart Mitchell

    Stuart Mitchell knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Hi all, here's a couple finished today I thought you might like to see...

    They were commissioned by the Takefu Special Steel Company and are set to be displayed in a permanent and purpose built gallery/museum they are creating this year to celebrate 60 years of making steel...

    Of course the plan for me to make two knives using their steel, which I use anyway...

    The steel selected was a 67 layer, VG10 cored, Suminagashi, here are the knives...

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    The designs also were spec'd during a meeting between the CEO of the company and I, he brought his family to the UK and we met in my Portland Works workshop :ssmile:

    The designs are actually old ones, maybe 25/30 years old, they are taken from my parents old back catalogue, knives that some of my apprenticeship saw me have a hand in making...

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    What you see there is a model #572 in Sambar and a model #575 in Cocobolo...

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    Cheers all, I hope you like them, comments are always welcome... Stu.
     
  2. Winter

    Winter Rampaging Sausage Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    It has to feel pretty good to have a steel company call you when they want knives showing off their steel.


    Well done Stu.
     
  3. Stuart Mitchell

    Stuart Mitchell knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I never thought of that :bwah:

    They are just nice folk you know, a pleasure to work with and for...
     
  4. Ronlad

    Ronlad Vox Diabolus Administrator

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    Good on you, OUTSTANDING job!!!!
     
  5. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    A very awesome accomplishment!! Congrats and excellent work sir!!:thumbsup:
     
  6. Coconutfilipino

    Coconutfilipino JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Great stuff!!!

    You should be very very proud they selected and reached out to you to display your work!!:thumbsup:

    Good on Ya', keep up the good work!!:manganr:
     
  7. Shurock

    Shurock Huge member

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    The blades are stunning.
     
  8. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    Winter is spot-on with this.


    Congratulations!

    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Stuart Mitchell

    Stuart Mitchell knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Cheers folks, thank you for the nice comments :-)
     

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