Tuesday, May 29, 2018

KN41-2 Hidden Tang in Nitro-V Blue Curly Maple and Brass

Hidden Tang 9" Chef's Knife in Nitro-V

This is another KN41 in the through tang handle configuration which I extended the blade by nearly an inch. It features are clipped tip shape and 9" cutting edge. The handle is made from brass and blue dyed curly maple stabilized at Woodstabilizer.com. The rear bolster is threaded on to a stainless steel tang screw that is fitted into the knife tang during assembly. The handle is 4.25" long with another 1/2" at the neck for pinch gripping.

The rear bolster is angled to reduce some of the back-end weight and bring the balance forward around the pinch-grip position.

The blade is symmetrical ground from 0.09" at the spine to 0.015" at the heel with a 17° cutting edge. 

Sometimes one cannot be sure what the inside of a block of wood will reveal when working it down from the outside. This is the beauty of wood.

Stropping the edge on a leather strop before testing in the kitchen. 



Unknown said...

Beautiful knife as usual sir. My dream is to get good enough to make my mom a full chef set. Your templates and creations def help.

On another note I was looking for a way to get ahold of you. I saw that you had reviewed a bandsaw I was looking at on amazon. I ended up seeing your wish list by clicking on your name, and it had a book about guitar repair on there.

I looked for it on www.scribd.com, they didn’t have that exact one, but they did have some others on guitar repair, books on diy guitar repair, diy effects pedals, the 2015 quay guitar bible and so on. If you have not used scribd yet, I think you would enjoy it, their are tons of books and documents on diy on many subjects, it is where I found a lot for knifemaking. Anyways, thought I would mention. To me it is worth the 8.99 a month after 30 day trial.

Take care, look forward to more of your work.

P.s now that it has been a 3 years later what do you think of the power tech bandsaw? Still using it?

D. Comeau said...

Yes, I have been known to rebuild a guitar or two in my time. Or Frankenstein a $50 import with a new bridge, hot pickups and shave the neck. ;-) I have been playing and songwriting for around 35 years and find it hugely enjoyable.

I still have the bandsaw. It doesn't get a ton of use, mostly for scales and patterns. I would recommend a more serious bandsaw for resawing. I can be reached by email at knives @ dcknives.com.

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your efforts to help others It HAS made a huge impact on my learning curve. I have been a woodworker, fabricator and hobby machinist for over 20 years and have yet to make a knife. I have made router bits, profile bits, drill bits and all other manner of cutting devices but never a knife. Your website has encouraged and motivated me to give it a shot. I am ordering some D2 and CPMS35VN to begin with. I will have TruGrit do the heat treat and I will complete. Best regards in all you endeavor to do.

Jerry Honeycutt