Volvo Sashimi Knife

4″ of Volvo suspension spring becomes a western-ground sashimi knife. Swedish Fish, anyone? If I had any, would have staged a picture. Micarta bolster, natural curly maple handle. Blade is 6.5 long to the bolster. Original spring was 0.5″ diameter.

Testing 15N20 as a Kiritsuke

First test blade in 15N20 for my own kitchen, with a quick vinegar etch to check for a hardening line/hamon – yup! Other side is belt finished bright to see how food acids affect this steel. Some pretty white oak on the handle is overshadowed by the ironwood and in-your-face G10 bolster scrap from another project.