So, this happened....

PBS chef Vivian Howard now has one of my hand-crafted kitchen knives! A 210mm gyuto with curly maple handle. Her initial comments on receiving the knife:
“It’s beautiful. I love the weight of it & the thin nature of the blade. Thank you. Can’t wait to use it!!!”

Vivian Howard’s new Provision knife

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Nice! Put one in MY hands! Can’t wait to use it! I’m always making her tomato pie.

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Lol, I do have a 170mm demo santoku I lend out to people if you’re ever interested. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Great knife, great progress, Eiron,

I’ve recently gotten interested in Chinese cleavers: a Shibazi F208—ever tried making a cleaver for vegetables?

Ray

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Thank you! This thread inspired me to sharpen my knives.

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Thanks @drrayeye! :slightly_smiling_face:

No, I haven’t done any veg cleavers yet. The steel I’m using (D2) is great for the super-thin kitchen knives I’m making right now, but it’s way overkill for a cleaver. I’ve been toying with the idea of using a less tough/hard steel as a less expensive option for the knives, so if I go that way a veg cleaver would be a possibility at that point.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold