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    Username Post: Murray Carter 9 sun Miroshi        (Topic#771380)
    C_Dawg
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    06-27-06 21:21.46 - Post#968953    













    Finally, i fixed my camera and took some pics of the knife murray carter made me. for those who don't know, this is a very special knife.

    i initially asked murray for a single beveled gyuto. it was gonna be a modified funayuki, basically. longer and kataha ground. sweet!

    a few months later, he calls and says he's about to start making the knife. a week later, he tells me that it reminded him of a knife he once saw that was made for someone of high stature.

    he then went on to explain that the knife he saw was a single beveled knife, jet black and all you could see was two streaks of light on the back and the brightly polished edge on the front. he says the reason that knife was made in this fashion as a testament of his skill. any idiot can forge a brick and grind it down to the shape of a knife. that knife was perfectly made from the first strike of the hammer, and the knife he was making me looks like it can be finished this way.

    he asked me if i wanted it to keep the one he had started for me. and if i did not want it, he was going to keep it for himself and make me a new one. i immeadiatly said yes.

    so what i have now is not only a one of a kind custom knife, but one who's shape he had never made, in a finish that he's never done. ON TOP OF THIS, our own mr. fish has put on an amazing handle on it. black ash burl with brushed silver spacers on Presentation grade Sanora ironwood.

    i don't mean to brag, but i really love this knife. it to me represents the ability and creativity of two great men. as said before, "masterpieces in wood and steel".

    so here it is, the Murray Carter 9 Sun Kirouchi Miroshi!



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    C_Dawg
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    06-27-06 21:24.47 - Post#968954    


        In response to C_Dawg





    i couldn't decide which one i liked better, so here's both pictures of the back.

    i don't know if it's me, but i love seeing the backs of single beveled knives.

    anyways, my hands are hurting from sharpening, so i'm gonna rest them now.

    hope you guys like the pics : )

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    Dave_Martell
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    06-27-06 23:37.54 - Post#968987    


        In response to C_Dawg

    Curtis,
    This knife is just plain awesome!!!

    I'm dead serious with that statement - I love this knife. This is proof that a master can shape a hollow ground knife right from the forge. The contrast between the dark rough finish and the polished edges are striking to say the least and Fish's work on the handle is dead on for this knife.

    Thumbs up for all who worked on this!!


    --Dave--


     
    DwarvenChef
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    06-28-06 01:01.56 - Post#969020    


        In response to Dave_Martell

    Wow, very nice and super smooth

    I think thats a keeper
    Hiromoto AS Addict

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    zini
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    06-28-06 03:10.12 - Post#969104    


        In response to DwarvenChef

    heheh, i almost got one from Doi...

    is the single bevel gyuot cuts better than usuba?
    zini


     
    RMgX
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    06-28-06 05:12.17 - Post#969181    


        In response to zini

    Very classy, the handle and blade are like a hand in a glove also.

    Edited by RMgX on 06-28-06 05:14.36. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    Fish_n_Poi
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    06-28-06 05:30.03 - Post#969195    


        In response to RMgX

    That knife is truly amazing. Murrays work is second to none. Every once in a while I just get stuck on what to do as far as a handle for a knife. I made six handles before we decided on this one. I'm really happy on how it turned out.

    As is the case most of the time the pictures just doesn't capture the beauty of a knife and this one is no exception. You really have to see this one in person to appreciate it.

    Thanks Dawg for letting me be a part of this very special knife. You lucky Dawg you;*

    Fish
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    nikoz
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    06-28-06 07:14.27 - Post#969280    


        In response to Fish_n_Poi

    I'm normally blase about MC's knives' appearances & simply accept them as unadorned, straight-forward tools.

    Curtis, I gotta tell you, this one just blows me away. I love every facet; the Fish handle, the shape, the black finish, the single bevel, the mirror edge & probably the smell! It's just absolutely flawless.

    You deserve it, friend!

    Nick

    Questions, questions, always questions.



     
    C_Dawg
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    06-28-06 08:15.02 - Post#969344    


        In response to zini

    • zini Said:
    heheh, i almost got one from Doi...

    is the single bevel gyuot cuts better than usuba?



    doi makes a single beveled gyuto?? that is the one knife i am lusting over. i think i'm chasing unicorns, though : P

    and nick... i thought i was the only one that smelled knives... : P

    i don't know if a single beveled gyuto is possible, but this is a whole new topic : )

    thanks for all the nice words! i really love this knife. on bell peppers, flat mushrooms and other flatter vegs, it behaves like an usuba. on flank steak and making thin meat slices, it works like a yanagi. skinning and cleaning fish is awesome. it's a great knife. it behaves so strangely. i've never handled a knife like this. my girlfriend is hounding me to go to lunch, so i'll talk about sharpening later ; )
    C-Dawg
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    Dave_Martell
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    06-28-06 12:20.20 - Post#969582    


        In response to C_Dawg

    I just came back to see this knife again, thought about it all day.

    OK, I'm officially jealous again.


    --Dave--


     


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