Wednesday, March 23, 2016

KN27 Chef's Knife in Yellow Birch and AEB-L

This one kind of snuck through the cracks as I had to get it out and didn't document all of the build.
It's chef's knife made from 0.130" AEB-L with 416 stainless steel bolster and flame yellow birch scales. The blade is 7" and 2" deep.
 Working the edge on the 5000 grit water stone.



I used the KN27 template and lengthened the handle by about 1/4".


http://dcknives.com/public/downloads/KN27 Template - DanCom-2015.pdf

I am keeping very busy right now with my hydraulic press project. I hope to be making some Damascus in the near future.

Cheers,

Dan
 

5 comments:

Justin Pierce said...

I've always thought yellow birch had potential as a handle material.
I've used it on several non-knife projects.
Yours looks fantastic.
Thanks for being a constant source of information and inspiration.

D. Comeau said...

Thank you for your kind comments. All the best!

Dan

Martin Woods said...

Hi how thick is that steel in mm please. I have been given a waste cutoff of stainless steel plate which is about 2mm thick and was wondering if it would make a kitchen knife.

D. Comeau said...

Hi Martin,

I started with stock that was 0.130" (3.3 mm). 2 mm is thick enough to make a kitchen knife. However it's really important that the steel you use has enough carbon in it to harden and make a useful knife. A lot of stainless steel will not harden properly if at all. I prefer to use cutlery steel like AEB-L or 154CM which hardens well and is very durable.

Regards,

Dan

Martin Woods said...

Thanks. I will have to go back and ask the guy who donated it what kind of SS it is.