You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!
I am currently working on a M390 240mm gyuto myself, as well as a nakiri, honesuki, and a small paring knife. My handles won't be near as nice as yours, that's just beautiful man.
I also had to start with .177 thick stock, that's all I could get Bohler to send me at the time. I will probably post some pics when I get some more grinding done, this steel is pretty wicked to work with.
I would love to see you post some more videos of this knife in action.
Post subject: Re: M390 Gyuto Is Here!!!
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:17 pm
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 3:59 pm Posts: 1826 Location: Cape Town - South Africa
We are lucky - we have a BÖHLER agency about 3km from me who supplies cut sizes on request - even K390.
Ok, I must admit that the handle might be a dash extravagant, but what the hell - for a knife of a lifetime......my unit is still in the prototype stage and is still going to be altered/changed until I am 100% happy with all the facets required of a practical gyuto - that does not mean it will be a laser, but as close as can be to ensure a good convex grind and be able to cope with all & any gyuto related kitchen duties.
The profile/geometry is based on a combination from my "famous non stiction Konosuke ZDP-189" and the new shape Konosuke Funyaki - both of which was analyzed, measured and designed via autocad with a slight twist introduced by me.
Once I have tested some more and the knife altered accordingly, I will have the final product - then clone & document it for re-production.
I already have another unit in research/production with a different steel (much tougher) and similar edge holding.... cannot wait........
Here is a hint - look at the last part of the video where the knife is smacked onto the angle iron bar......
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum