Joël Mercier

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  1. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    A hand forged Japanese blade sold commercially by a high end cutlery dealer in Montreal. You guys sure like to gang up on people. So now tell me, why would such a respected and esteemed institution sell a knife that's unsuitable for the kitchen?
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    Results of first week of making

    Old stock new files from Nicholson if you can find them. Otherwise, Simonds USA or Nicholson Brazil are ok.
  3. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    Over sanitizing brings other issues as well. Our immune system is weakening over the years. Of course, this isn't a good reason to risk food poisoning but let's just be reasonable...
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    Chisel ground santoku

    I had no problem with it until the "kitchen knife unsuitable for the kitchen" part. An obvious lack of tact IMO. Less suitable, maybe, but downright unsuitable is an opinion and not a fact.
  5. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    Oh well, one would think someone would take the time to properly wash his 300$ kitchen knife. Anyways, this question was brought up during the knife design with the client which is also a friend of mine.
  6. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    It's going to have regular use in a kitchen, not a professional one that is. First, the textured part is quite high and most food won't touch or barely touch it. Second, this is not a butcher's knife in any way. Third, we often see texture in Japanese knives and nobody complains about it. All in all its just about common sense...
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    Skinner set for family

    I like pretty much everything about them, including the story. They look like real performers that are going to be used for generations.
  8. Joël Mercier

    First knife and 5th knife!

    In my book, if it cuts well, holds it's edge and doesn't chip, you have a good blade . The rest is ergonomics and aesthetics.
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    Tempering questions

    end of story.
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    Tempering questions

    That's a good question. I am following.
  11. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    Thank you sfeile! And I am left handed too . This was a commission for a friend's girlfriend. Both right handed of course.
  12. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    This is the nicest compliment I've received about my work. Thank you very much sir! And thanks Lou! Much appreciated.
  13. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    Thank you DuEulear!
  14. Joël Mercier

    Chisel ground santoku

    Good gents! Here's my lastest work W2 with hamon, copper, cocobolo and figured maple.
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    Bowie for a buddie

    Fine work, and I agree on the slicer part. It seems scary sharp just by the look.