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 Post subject: Re: Spending time with my friend, 52100 :)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Just went for a 3 mile run and tested one out along the way... kind of a dud. Man they just don't make fireworks like they used to. ;)

Yeah, some quartersticks would be nice. If only..... :idea:



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 Post subject: Re: Spending time with my friend, 52100 :)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:58 pm 

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I love my Kajiwara 120, but methinks there is a Fernandez tall petty in my future as well. Very cool to watch and learn about the process, and then have the prospect of using one of those very blades.


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 Post subject: Re: Spending time with my friend, 52100 :)
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Thank you, I was hoping some people would appreciate this. Showing the process benefits everyone in my opinion. It certainly hasn't been easy, but I can't imagine anything else I'd rather be doing. :)



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Just used mine today to break down a chicken. Worked very well. The blade is thin where it counts but still pretty stiff.

A greyish patina started forming so I tacked on some more interesting colors and patterns using mushed up mango for about 20 minutes. I'll see how this holds/develops.


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 Post subject: Re: Spending time with my friend, 52100 :)
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I can't wait until I can start buying knives again! My wife found a gun she wants, maybe a deal can be made! :twisted:



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 Post subject: Re: Spending time with my friend, 52100 :)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:00 am 
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These should arrive on Wednesday. Got more working already as well. :)


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Sweet looking woods Shaun!



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I wasn't really sure about the handle shape on these, but it fits my hand perfectly. The bird's beak at the end keeps your hand in place nicely and I'm finding it helps the ergonomics on in-hand work. The blade's a little tall for a lot of in-hand work IMO, but for the occasional job it works fine. I can peel a mango, for example, and I still have a better knife in-hand for cubing the flesh, versus trying to do it with a paring knife.


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Thanks Steve,

I was hoping to bring the height down from the bottom of the handle to the heel a bit to make it more useful for peeling stuff. The one thing that I noticed on most paring knives is that the distance from the heel to handle is very small, and that is what makes them better for peeling. Granted, there is some height to the blade, I was hoping it would do okay for the occasional peeling tasks. There's been so many requests for taller knives it only seemed logical to give it shot.

It seems that most people just reach for a dedicated peeler these days for large peeling jobs, so I felt designing a knife dedicated to peeling would be a waste on my part. I like the thought of 1 knife good at a lot of jobs. Keep in mind a lot of the people in the market are home cooks and not chefs, so not everyone can have a knife dedicated to each task, it seems like a nice little blade that's not too intimidating.

Got more working today, lots of nice pieces of wood. :)



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Yeah, for more dedicated in-hand peeling and such, a peeler, paring, or short utility is a better choice. I like your thinking on the blade design. Just look at the love the Kajiwara 120 Damascus is getting the Customer Review forum ;-).

Those woods you're using look awesome - so many flavors :-).


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