Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:30 pm
That kata-ha is amazing. Seriously, that's like a dream EDC.
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:31 pm
Is the backside really hollow, or is it just flat?
If it's hollow, that is a really good job, cause I can't even see the border.
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:57 pm
The back is, in fact, concave, in traditional Japanese fashion. According to Carter, he threw away ten blades before he was able to do the first neck knife. Apparently, it is quite difficult to forge these blades in a small full tang like this. The WhiteCrane is breathtakingly sharp. Carter snapped these photos before he sharpened them, including uraoshi sharpening of the concave side. He said he plans to make some more in both neck knife and Whitecrane, which is great for anyone who can get one, but will make mine slightly less rare. But then again, mine is still Carter's first Whitecrane in this type of blade.
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:26 pm
Well congrats. That really is like a dream knife.
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:12 pm
Thanks. When I get some time, I'll snap some photos and post them. After uaroshi sharpening, you can see the concave sides better.
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:42 pm
burkecutlery wrote: "Is the backside really hollow, or is it just flat?
If it's hollow, that is a really good job, cause I can't even see the border."
Come on, Eamon... you know the Master wouldn't disrespect the Yoshimoto legacy with a flat backed Kata-ha.
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:44 pm
It was more of a personal challenge for Carter than adherence to legacy.
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:55 pm
WICKED <> As you & I both know, a Kata-ha forged in Japanese fashion has a concave back. I hadn't claimed his producing a kata-ha w/a concave back was in efforts to adhere to a legacy, I had said that I would never imagine he would sell a Kata-ha w/o a concave back as it would be disrespectful to the legacy. Thus, in fact, why he threw out 10.
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:17 pm
I'm really enjoying the knives. Carter did a fantastic job!
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