I finished a knife today made from 1/4th inch 1095 steel. I accidentally ordered this too thick of a steel, but couldn’t let it go to waste. What came of it is this heavy, work horse 10 inch chef’s knife. I decided to try using a very expensive block of stabilized spalted maple burl with black vulcanized fibers liners. The pins are hand made Sally Martin mosaics. You may recognize this mosaic pattern as the one Bob Kramer uses a lot of the time and it’s sort of my tribute to him I guess. Anyhow, the knife took awhile to convex grind from 1/4th inch all the way to a razor edge but I like the feel. This is also by far the nicest wood I’ve ever used and it’s going to be hard to go back to standard woods at this point.

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