Thursday, July 19, 2018

KN44 Nitro-V Full Tang Chef Knife - The Hollowing

KN44 Nitro-V Full Tang Chef Knife - The Hollowing

The last knife I made featured a slight concave on the right side to aid in slicing and releasing wet foods. As a next step I wanted to make a grind that has opposing concave grinds that look more or less like this:


This is looking from the rear. On the left side of the blade I used a 12" contact wheel and on the right side of the blade I used a smaller 10" contact wheel. Ideally a 6" or 8" wheel would be better on the right side scoop. However, sometimes one has to make do.

I learned that the 10" contact wheel I made for my older BG-272 fits into my newer Sayber grinder. Coincidence?














Here you can see the hollow starting to take shape.














The view from the back. It's a pretty good match to what I hand in mind.












West meets East in a sort of kitchen Bowie with an asymmetrical Japanese style grind. It should be good for a tester.


I have to say, that this one bit me in the thumb. It's incredibly sharp.







Dan

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Toobinator 2 x 72 Belt Grinder for Knifemakers

Toobinator 2 x 72 Belt Grinder for Knifemakers


I wanted to give a shout out to a friend who is making some high quality 2" x 72" belt grinders based on my original BG-272 design. These machines are very well made and come properly welded, drilled and tapped, powder coated with platen, wheels and a 1.5 horsepower single phase motor. Just mount and slap a belt on and start grinding.


Check out the Toobinator on eBay.