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Finally finished this beast of a gyuto! W2, integral, with some quilted rainbow Siamese Rosewood from Greenberg Woods. I “s” ground this on my 36” platen, then used my 8” contact wheel on the lower part of the s, so there is a tighter radius along the edge. I really like the way it looks, but it was really a pain to grind. This is also a takedown, composed of only three pieces. The blade, the wood, and a 304 stainless Allen socket nut I made to hold it all together. I buy stainless Allen bolts and turn the threads off on the lathe and then drill and tap them to make the nuts. First hamon and first integral, and I’m pretty happy with it.