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Main Discussion Area => At the Forge => Topic started by: dieselcheese on September 12, 2018, 08:44:37 pm

Title: Chef knives
Post by: dieselcheese on September 12, 2018, 08:44:37 pm
Here's a couple of chef knives I just finished up.  Both are Nitro V steel,  which is basically AEB-L stainless razor blade steel with added nitrogen.  Hardened to 61 HRC and sharpened to 30 inclusive. 

The one has handle scales of black micarta and the other is Shokwood.  The black micarta is going to a customer but the Shokwood I made for me, got to spoil myself once in a while and after using it tonight I'm really liking it. 

Not sure how well the spine picture will show up, but I like to round the back of the spines on my chef knives.  Makes it more comfy when using the pinch grip while cutting.

Hope you enjoy.


(https://i.imgur.com/t0N1xHe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HY2i0yj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5qT3ilg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xG1BEtk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/atANCdg.jpg)
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: JW_Halverson on September 13, 2018, 11:55:18 am
I want one.

No. 

I need one.

NO.

I NEED ONE.

No, really.

I NEED one.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Morgan on September 13, 2018, 12:26:04 pm
Very, very nice.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: AndrewS on September 13, 2018, 12:34:49 pm
nice work,  very nice work!
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: mullet on September 13, 2018, 04:09:10 pm
WOW! Those are gorgeous.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Trapper Rob on September 13, 2018, 05:19:33 pm
You make some nice looking knives.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: osage outlaw on September 13, 2018, 05:38:22 pm
Impressive work.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: dylanholderman on September 13, 2018, 07:00:49 pm
those look great  :o
i really admire kitchen knives and want to make more of them it just takes me a while to do with a blade that is so thin and wide with only hand tools  :-K
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Hawkdancer on September 13, 2018, 07:37:09 pm
I want one.

No. 

I need one.

NO.

I NEED ONE.


No, really.

+2!
Real nice chef knives!  That would work well in my kitchen!
Hawkdancer
I NEED one.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Stoker on September 14, 2018, 05:16:29 am
Very nice work
Thanks Leroy
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: dieselcheese on September 14, 2018, 01:26:53 pm
Thanks guys.  Every time I do a kitchen knife I say it's going to be the last.  Working the steel down thin runs risks of over heating, and with a good distal taper the tips are very prone to turning cherry red in less than a fraction of a second if left in contact with the belt too long.

Plus, I do the bulk of the grinding post heat treat, and grinding steel at 61 HRC is a slow process even with heavy grit ceramic belts. While the blade is still thicker I give a dunk in cold water about every few passes on the grinder, but as it thins I give a dunk every pass.  It's slow and arduous, and I have to use new(er) belts as an older belt, while still usable will burn the steel real quick.  I can make several Bowies or a half dozen hunters with the same amount of effort as one good chef knife.

Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Hawkdancer on September 14, 2018, 06:42:59 pm
For sure, but its hard for most of us to slice tomatoes with a Bowie!  Id be interested
in either!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Mr. Woolery on December 01, 2018, 08:35:08 pm
Those are sweet!  Chef's knives are indeed a challenge.  Any specialized knife meant for fine cutting is more sensitive to minor oopses, I think.

I like those and I truly respect you for putting out work like that.

-Patrick
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: bjrogg on December 10, 2018, 02:33:23 am
Really like em dieslechesse. I love that shape blade for cutting up deer stakes and jerky.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: dieselcheese on December 12, 2018, 12:59:25 pm
Thanks again, guys, you're motivating me to do what I say I'm not going to do but end up doing anyway...consider making some more kitchen knives ;D

I live in the mountains in Northern New Mexico, winter has come and my shop was destroyed in a storm.  Yep, my Harborfright awning got mangled by some high winds.  I need to build a real shop but we'll get there after we catch up on a few things like new windows for the house.  Anyway, I haven't been spending as much time at the grinder under the circumstances.
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: Hawkdancer on December 12, 2018, 08:19:36 pm
Wind?  That only happens in areas east of the Rockies!  Anything under 60 mph is a breeze, unless it you happen to be in it!  A bit far for Me to volunteer to help rebuild but if you do need help, let me know, and I'll try to make it down for a weekend!  Steaks and beer for wages! And maybe a knife! >:D (lol) (f)
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Chef knives
Post by: dieselcheese on December 14, 2018, 05:02:31 pm
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for when I'm ready for something a little more windproof  :OK

Might take a liitle while so hopefully I'll have some elk steaks in the freezer by then   (SH) :-D -C-