My gorgeous new kitchen knives...

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  1. SickEye

    SickEye Let's walk down there, and fuck em all
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    I'm sure anybody who's spent any time over on the Grindr forum knows about Altofsky and his knife forging skills. I got on his list and after a month and a half or so, I got my knife set the other day.

    What do you think?!

    His pics...








    My crappy pics!

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    Small Petty/Paring Knife in 1084
    Handle: Black Palm with Snakewood core
    Bolsters: Cross-cut Snakewood/Red G10/Cross-cut Black Palm
    Ferrule: Red Honeycomb C-Tek
    8" Chef in 1084
    Handle: Black Palm
    Bolsters: Cross-cut Snakewood/Red G10/Cross-cut Black Palm
    Ferrule: Red Honeycomb C-Tek
     

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    Badass. I remember that dude, and he has some serious skills. Mind me asking what these cost? And what's the sharpness like? And how do you have a stone or tool to sharpen them after time?
     
  3. Madmartigan

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    Damn nice set, I'd love a set, I'm going to sound naive now but what's that marbled steel look called? Can't remember but looks fucking great
     
  4. SickEye

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    I think you're talking about damascus

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    What they cost is...classified information! Sorry!

    I have a steel to sharpen with but I want to get a ceramic steel.
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    ^^^ ok, well how about hitting me up in chat and letting me know the classified info?
     
  7. SickEye

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    I'm trying chat...every time I hit enter to send it, it disappears!
     
  8. BirdWatcher

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    Those look great OP. Any chance you would send Altofsky a PM asking him to create a thread here? Id be in the market to get something like those.
     
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    They lost the knowledge to make Damascus steel centuries ago.
     
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    damn, those are beautiful...Alto made a cleaver for me that I love.
     
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    Really ? Fuck so the knives shown above are a modern day attempt ?
     
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    Yeah, basically Damascus Steel was an ancient technique originating from the middle east and india, no one is exactly sure where. Named after the patterns that were similar to what was on pottery from Damascus, but I don't know if it was always called that. That swirling pattern was a lot smaller on traditional Damascus steel and it was one of the properties that made it stronger than steel at the time, although, types of modern steel are stronger now.

    The difference between Damascus steel and ordinary steel was the introduction of nanotubes into the steel. How they managed that is up for debate, but one of the leading theories that I've heard about is some form of vegetation is burnt over the metal at some time during the process. As I said, no one knows, but we can make steel as good as or better than it now, but for the time(before 1750s) it was unrivaled for its plasticity and strength.
     
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  14. SickEye

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    I'd love to see a pic of it!
     
  15. SickEye

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    I'm on the list for Altofsky to make me a "Necker" out of damascas. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited!
     
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