Here are a couple interesting #birudashi just off the bench: one new prototype Birucandashi in AEB-L, and one hand-forged “traditional” Mini-birudashi from a small slice of an E/V Nautilus rudder bearing. The Birucandashi is fully tapered for lifting can pop-tabs like a bartender’s tool, and can open bottles with the lighter/lever technique. Why not simply taper the traditional cap-lifter? Because it would shred your pocket and be an injury risk! Looks like i have some “testing” ahead of me. 😃
A quiet posting about the first blade made from parts of the E/V Nautilus’s rudder bearing (replaced in 2013). Pictures below include thermocycling and break-tests for grain refinement. Marked with the Nautilus’s IMO registration number. 😀 A longer history of the saga to be posted later…
Consigned with URE Outfitters in Hope Valley: 401-539-4050, ask for Jon or Mack. $100ea.
Wicked little EDC’s.
A brace of mini-dashi in 0.165″ AEB-L, one with biru feature. Perfect tin survival knives, keychain tools, and the side of the bevel throws a mean firesteel spark.
The last two ‘dashi of Shin Ae’s design from an old waterjet batch experiment. I think there was a middle size too, but these are the small and large.