Kitchen Kwaiken/Utility in AEB-L and Walnut

First test of AEB-L and frame-handle construction.
5.25″ of 1/16″ stock AEB-L, heat finish, 4.5″ walnut and G10 frame handle. Lots of chatoyance in this wood! My new “AEB-L” stencil hadn’t arrived yet, so assembly happened first, hence the appearing/disappearing mark. The etch took off more of the heat colors than I expected, but this is just a test blade for my kitchen.

150mm Kiritsuke in 154CM and Katalox

Next in the petty kitchen series, this 150mm kiritsuke in 2.6mm-thick mill-finish 154CM, with G10 bolster and katalox handle. This version of my maker’s mark may be a little large for this piece… I just ordered smaller ones in a fresh stencil. Hardness targeted at ~61.5Rc in keeping with the style. Sharpening it was fun! Edge is ~20d on the ground face with a ~10d microbevel on the back.