FRJ wrote:That's really nice, Kris. How long is the blade? What is the blade thickness? Does it get thinner at the tip?
Does the tang taper in the handle?
Thanks, it has about 8 inches of cutting with 12.5 overall. Not sure of thickness, calipers are in the shop, but it is thin for sure, we wanted a real slicer. It does have a distal taper to the tip, with a slight taper in the tang to keep the weight balance right at the heel. The clayless hamon is true Master Smith beauty, creating a differential heat treat with the edge at 61 RC.