San mai petty
The overall aesthetic is very moody and it's proving difficult to capture the beauty of the san mai's visual texture and the scales' depth at the same time. It's very attractive and quite the capable general use kitchen addition. Ground mid-high, but very thin. Feels like more weight behind the edge than there is, extremely nimble. Blade is relatively stiff and stable. Overall length is 11.2", weighs 7.1 ounces.
The green maple burl from @mad_scientist_knife_scales paired up so nice with the gozillian year old bog oak from @galleryhardwoods it's wild.
Blade: 6.75" of .105" san mai, 52100 core, 410 stainless jackets; core at ~62 hardness.
Handle: dyed/stabilized maple burl, stabilized bog oak, Gcarta and G10. Thanks for the quality scale supplies, gentlemen. It shows here.
Laminate has a dark spot on left side high above edge. Not an etching issue, not a delamination issue, not a quality of performance issue. Just a beauty mark as it were. It's still gorgeous, still a fabulous performer.