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Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:36 pm

Of course I will graciously still accept your offer sir. Oh yeah, did I mention that I have a heat treat oven on the way? :mrgreen:

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:13 pm

No you didn't. Niiiccceee!

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:19 am

Really looking to trying one of these out. Don't release them too soon, I want to have something in my wallet for more than a couple days.

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:18 pm

How are these coming along Shaun? I told my wife I wasn't going to buy anymore knives for awhile but I didn't say for how long! :mrgreen:

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:37 am

Just finished another 52100 this morning. She cuts great.

Heat treat oven ETA 2 weeks, can't wait :D
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Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:21 pm

Great looking gyuto! How do you like working with the 52100 steel? It must be a great steel as custom knife makers like Bob Kramer and others use it. Bill B

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:41 pm

It's finicky on the heat treat side, but when done right it's hard to beat. These particular blades have been heat treated by Josh Dabney; triple normalization to ensure the finest grain structure before heat treat. I'm getting my own heat treat oven in about 2 weeks and will be using the same recipe. As far as how the steel finishes, I like it a lot, still easier to finish than stainless but still has good wear resistance. This stuff seems to take a nice stiff edge, doesn't roll as easy as other 52100's I've tried. That little extra hardness (62) really makes a difference.

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:52 pm

The extra $100 over the old s35vn might have these out of my price range for now. :( Is the steel that much more expensive or is is that much more work, probably both?

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:17 pm

It's not that the steel is expensive, it's actually cheaper than s35, it's just more time consuming to make a better grind by myself as opposed to having Lamson bang them out for me. I think the price will be more like 250 from now on instead of 300, I'd rather them move faster.

Re: Fernandez 230 mm gyuto

Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:18 pm

Playing with some hunting knives as well lately: Here's a one in 1095 I did with a walnut handle. These are actually pretty fun to do. :)
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