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 Post subject: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:57 am 

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A Murray Carter neck knife is one of the most useful knives you can have, whether you are in the kitchen or preparing a shore lunch. CKTG has the lowest prices I’ve seen on Carter’s neck knives. These knives are laminated stainless steel with white steel core hardened to HRC 63-64. If you prefer a custom knife, Mark Richmond will help you get one. If you challenge Carter, he will exceed your expectations. I received a special package with two rare custom Murray Carter knives today. One is only the second neck knife Carter has ever forged with a kata-ha urasuki blade. The other is Carter’s first “White Crane” forged with a kata-ha urasuki blade. Both with desert ironwood handles and red liners. These knives are extremely difficult for even Carter to forge, but they can whittle thin air. To view Murray Carter’s knives at CKTG to http://www.chefknivestogo.com/murray-carter-knives.html

Here are some pictures my two new, but rare Murray Carter custom knives.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:30 pm 
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That kata-ha is amazing. Seriously, that's like a dream EDC.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:31 pm 
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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:57 am 

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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Well congrats. That really is like a dream knife.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 pm 

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Thanks. When I get some time, I'll snap some photos and post them. After uaroshi sharpening, you can see the concave sides better.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 pm 
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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. ;)



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:44 pm 

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It was more of a personal challenge for Carter than adherence to legacy.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
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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.



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 Post subject: Re: Murray Carter Neck Knives
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:17 am 

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I'm really enjoying the knives. Carter did a fantastic job!



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