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 Post subject: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:19 pm 

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Location: Miami, FL
Here is a Takayuki Damascus 240mm Gyuto that I recently handled for a CKTG customer in the UK. The main handle is green dyed and stabilized figured maple with an Amazon rosewood ferrule and buffalo horn and nickel-silver spacers. The saya is rosewood with at turned aluminum spacer.

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Thanks for looking,

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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:46 pm 

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Wow, that's just gorgeous. Excellent. :) I happen to have that same knife myself so I can image it in front of me with that handle. Wow.

Usually I'm not into colorful handles, maybe because I think they won't get along with the patina on my carbon blades. But this cool, shiny ginsan blade really looks great with some color added to it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:29 pm 

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limpet wrote:Wow, that's just gorgeous. Excellent. :) I happen to have that same knife myself so I can image it in front of me with that handle. Wow.

Usually I'm not into colorful handles, maybe because I think they won't get along with the patina on my carbon blades. But this cool, shiny ginsan blade really looks great with some color added to it. :)

I spent a long time trying to get ahold of that piece of wood. I'm very glad I sent it to Carter. The knife looks even better in person!


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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:39 pm 

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That's gorgeous. How do you finish your saya?


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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:28 pm 

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Location: NY, NY; New Haven, CT
Very pretty. Has that knife been thinned? I'm amazed at the core exposure in some places!



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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:23 pm 

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A correction: the ferrule and endcap are black buffalo horn, the spacer on the ferrule is rosewood.

Lepus: the saya has a few light coats of TruOil over a base of a lindseed oil based finish made by Festool

Seth: ....better in person!.....so are you saying my photos stink??? LOL



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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:12 am 

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Haha, sorry Carter, but you're going to have to spend a lot to compete with the sun.

The thin rosewood spacer takes in a new life in sunlight. It's a very cool and understated transformation. The red shows up a bit in the pictures and in the kitchen, but outside, wow.

Now I have to install a skylight in my kitchen...


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 Post subject: Re: Takayuki Damascus
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:57 pm 

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I used to have a big sky light in my kitchen 20 years ago...again here in Miami, so major sun. My counters were white Corian and when the sun was at the right elevation, I actually had to wear sunglasses in the kitchen.....it was very much a mixed blessing.

Some of the Amazon rosewood really has a lot of red that pops in the right light.



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