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mini santoku

Post by hellize » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:33 pm

Hello boys and girls!

I have a freshly forged mini santoku to show today.

Her full length is 27.5 cm / 10.7 inch. The blade is 16 cm / 6.3 inch long, 4.8 cm / 1.9 inch wide and 5 mm / 0.19 inch thick
The handle is made of naturally vibrant red and waterproof padouk, with textured bronze bolster.
I forged the blade of 5160 and motorcycle chain. It is a san mai.
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Re: mini santoku

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:38 pm

hellize wrote:Hello boys and girls!

I have a freshly forged mini santoku to show today.

Her full length is 27.5 cm / 10.7 inch. The blade is 16 cm / 6.3 inch long, 4.8 cm / 1.9 inch wide and 5 mm / 0.19 inch thick
The handle is made of naturally vibrant red and waterproof padouk, with textured bronze bolster.
I forged the blade of 5160 and motorcycle chain. It is a san mai.

That blade is stunning! Nice.
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Re: mini santoku

Post by hellize » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
hellize wrote:Hello boys and girls!

I have a freshly forged mini santoku to show today.

Her full length is 27.5 cm / 10.7 inch. The blade is 16 cm / 6.3 inch long, 4.8 cm / 1.9 inch wide and 5 mm / 0.19 inch thick
The handle is made of naturally vibrant red and waterproof padouk, with textured bronze bolster.
I forged the blade of 5160 and motorcycle chain. It is a san mai.

That blade is stunning! Nice.
Thanks! :)
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Re: mini santoku

Post by Doc B » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 pm

Gorgeous knife! Someone will be lucky, to take that home!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: mini santoku

Post by hellize » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 pm

Doc B wrote:Gorgeous knife! Someone will be lucky, to take that home!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
thank you very much for the appreciation :)
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Re: mini santoku

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:51 pm

Hellize, your knife is very refined; I call it elegant. Perhaps to be used in the preparation of a special dish. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: mini santoku

Post by hellize » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:58 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Hellize, your knife is very refined; I call it elegant. Perhaps to be used in the preparation of a special dish. ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks! Glad you like them :D
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Re: mini santoku

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:45 pm

There is a slight curve to the edge. Did you create this to be the best possible vegetable slicer ? i.e. point on cutting board, raise handle, place carrot under blade and bring edge down to cut a round of carrot, then repeat, fast, moving carrot under blade. You know what i'm trying to describe i'm sure.
I have a few forged Santukos and i find them to be The Best all around kitchen knife for everything that a parer cannot do. When preparing veges for canning/freezing the Santuko can slice very well especially when degree of edge curve is 'just right', which is only a very slight curve.
Have you made other Santukos and if so did you ever 'fine tune' this part of the design ?
That you Master Knife Maker Hellize.
your fan from Canada, kj

P.S. this is not really a "mini". I would call it a small Santuko but at 10 1/2" it is a reasonably common size for this pattern.

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Re: mini santoku

Post by hellize » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:20 pm

kootenay joe wrote:There is a slight curve to the edge. Did you create this to be the best possible vegetable slicer ? i.e. point on cutting board, raise handle, place carrot under blade and bring edge down to cut a round of carrot, then repeat, fast, moving carrot under blade. You know what i'm trying to describe i'm sure.
I have a few forged Santukos and i find them to be The Best all around kitchen knife for everything that a parer cannot do. When preparing veges for canning/freezing the Santuko can slice very well especially when degree of edge curve is 'just right', which is only a very slight curve.
Have you made other Santukos and if so did you ever 'fine tune' this part of the design ?
That you Master Knife Maker Hellize.
your fan from Canada, kj

P.S. this is not really a "mini". I would call it a small Santuko but at 10 1/2" it is a reasonably common size for this pattern.
Glad you like it! :)
Yes, I have made like it is on purpose! I have an old self made kitchen knife which I use daily, with that I have made the mistake to form an almost straight edge. Don't get me wrong, it is fabulous for slicing bread, cheese and ham, but it isn't the best on a cutting board.
So all in all, you are right my friend. For kitchen tasks a slight curve is an absolute must, thus a santoku is ideal :D unfortunately I don't really make any, no one wants them around here :(
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