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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 3 weeks ago #18277

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A knife that's never been sharpened...

It's a Tojiro bread knife that has been rehandled for me by Dutch knife maker Frederiek de Vette. The contrast between the knife before and the knife after is so stunning that I wanted to share it with you.

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This knife is now the only one that cannot split hairs, but is allowed in my collection.
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18278

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Knife. Beautiful.

Beautiful knife. How can that be off topic?
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For Now,

Gib

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"Things work out best for those who make the best out of the way things work out."

"My goal is to be a good, practical knife sharpener. My dream is to polish molecules."
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18279

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Gorgeous knife. Is that buffalo horn?
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18280

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No, it's wood. Spalted wood.
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18285

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Wow. Now that I look closer, yup, it's wood. The second photo threw me off the mark.

I have some spalted maple down in my wood shop, but the spalting is much less pronounced. The hardwood sawmill sold it to me 'cause they thought it was a flaw. Told me it would clean right up. For those who are wondering what spalting is, it's a fungal disease which leaves black lines through the grain. While technically a flaw, it's highly sought after for the contrast it adds to drawers and furniture.
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18286

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Vey nice. Is Dutch knife maker Frederiek de Vette a person or company?
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18288

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She's a person :) . And she's got a website: knives.frederiekdevette.nl/ . She also does great leatherwork.
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Something seriously off-topic 2 months 2 weeks ago #18294

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Yea, how is that off topic. Belongs under "Expert Sharpening of Serrated Edges" :)
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