• Smith Knifeworks
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    3" blade paring knife with stabilized, spalted pecan scales and 15n20 blade steel.



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    This one is a chef in 1095. Belt finish on the blade with black g10 scales and a pink g10 liner. I've got to work on practicing with the surface conditioning belts. It's a little tricky to get an even, consistent scratch pattern. Thanks for looking!


    After looking at the choil shot on the chef knife, I have a compulsion to explain/clarify: the knife is ground much thinner than it looks. I eased the edges of the choil and the rounded effect makes the edge look thicker than it is. This knife is thin as fuck. The edge is right at .005" ( thats .127mm for you metric folks) before sharpening. So....quite thin.
  • JR Knifemaker
    27
    Very nice. Is that paring knife convexed?
  • Mike Romo
    1
    Sexy looking chef. I can definitely see what you mean by the rounded corners’ reflection making it look thicker.
  • Smith Knifeworks
    43
    not really. It is, ever so slightly at the edge, from using a scotchbrite belt progression. The thickness of the belt acts like a slack platen, to a degree, and convexes the very edge. But it's not nearly like it looks in the photo. That's reflection. I had a light above the knife and was holding my phone all kinda weird ways to get a photo that was lit but didn't have crazy reflection against the blade. I gotta get some photography skills for this shit. hah.
  • JR Knifemaker
    27
    I need to get on this scotchbrite wagon.
  • Caleb
    4
    I have used ScotchBrite belts for finishing for awhile now and love the satin finish they give. They definitely will show any past belt scratch marks though if you don't get them taken care of before moving on. They do also add a bit of a slack belt feel to them because of how thick they are, but I haven't had too much of an issue with rounding from them. One of my mentors uses a ScotchBrite wheel on his bench grinder and that thing is awesome, but damn expensive.
  • JR Knifemaker
    27
    thanks Caleb. My wife informs me that my knifemaking budget has been exceeded this month. But it’s on the list for next!
  • Smith Knifeworks
    43
    I've noticed some slight edge convexing from them. The next one I scotchbrite, I'm going to apply to the belt edge down. I don't care if it radiuses the spine, as that's what I want, anyhow.
  • Smith Knifeworks
    43
    You could always try hooking on the weekend nights for a little extra knife making cash. haha
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