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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » August 25th, 2017, 9:04 am

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Thanks Richard, I'm really happy with how the design is evolving. There is some natural variation in the material, but I think most of it is just the lighting. I need to get that sample and do some high res, high quality shots. That was just a video the client texted me from his phone :-) Ah, the modern era.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » September 7th, 2017, 10:17 pm

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working on some finishing details...
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » September 8th, 2017, 6:57 am

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Wood sleeve?

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » September 8th, 2017, 8:32 am

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Yes. They are called "sayas" ... a little something to protect the blade... and you... when not in use.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » September 8th, 2017, 10:25 am

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Hmmm.. never seen that on a knife.

What is it made from? Wouldn't it dull the knife sliding in and out? Is that little dot feature some sort of lock?

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » September 8th, 2017, 1:28 pm

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It is pretty common in this circle. The dot is pin you pull out to get the knife out.... sorry, typo, it is called a saya.
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Postby yo » October 13th, 2017, 11:07 am

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Some quick shots of the first production sample.
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » October 13th, 2017, 11:37 am

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Sweet!

I wonder if you could make a sheath from the same handle material? Maybe with a continuation of the layers/grain effect? Or a similar color wood? So when closed up it would all read as almost a single form?

Really dig it!

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Re: Chef's knife

Postby AndyMc » October 16th, 2017, 5:16 am

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This has turned out really well, I love the detail all around. Edit: Just saw that the pin is used to release the knife.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » October 16th, 2017, 8:30 am

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Thanks fellas. I’m pretty happy with it. Changing a couple of details on the saya for the next few pieces... designers, never happy ;-) the blade is crazy sharp!

Only 2 will get done before the holidays and those presold last week which is nice. A waiting list has started for Q1 2018.

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Postby yo » October 30th, 2017, 4:25 pm

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working on a few final details in the packaging and the photoshoots are coming along...
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby Mrog » October 30th, 2017, 5:33 pm


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It came our really nice, I like the metal in the handle, nice contrast.
With the saya I prefere your sketch a lot over the actual product. The proportions look much sleeker there. In the real version it really "thickens" the blade a lot in every direction which takes away from the nice proportions of the naked blade and makes it look very bulky. Especially that the lip on top of the knife (the "spine", if that is the correct terminology) is so big disturbs me a bit (this detail is much less pronounced in your sketch). But I guess that is a compromise to not have a weak seam at the top.
Maybe a "top loading" sleeve would be interesting? It would keep the design feature of the continuity of blade-"spine" and handle on the top while simultaneously put less stress on the edge of the blade because you don't need to slide it in and out. Maybe in combination with some magnets it would give a more magic feel - not a big fan of that release button.

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » October 30th, 2017, 6:17 pm

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top loading it is an interesting idea!

Re: Chef's knife

Postby yo » November 17th, 2017, 3:52 pm

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Final cards. First knife is delivered tomorrow.
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Re: Chef's knife

Postby rkuchinsky » November 17th, 2017, 3:55 pm

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Awesome. Congrats on the collab!

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