This is Lobo. I don’t know him that well, but I took his picture last week during his birthday celebration and he wouldn’t sit still for me and when you turn 90 you can tell the A-hole photographer to get out of your face, too.
Recent favorite quote for assistants: "A highly accomplished, self-actualizing assistant will find ways to expand the job and take responsibility for numerous tasks that just seem to hang there undone until the assistant comes along." -from The CEO's Secret Weapon
These choil/heel shots only tell part of the story of a knife’s geometry, but it’s one of the easiest ways to get a look at what’s going on in a cross section. This blade is a 10.5” chef knife that is almost 2.5” wide at the heel, and 0.105” (approx 2.74mm) thick at the spine, giving it some nice weight. But the hope here was to give it a laser-like grind so that everyday cutting tasks could be done very efficiently while still maintaining some weight in the blade - kind of splitting the difference between a laser and a workhorse. This was achieved mostly with a 48” hollow grind then further distal tapering on a flat platen. So far, it’s coming together nicely! There is still more work to do, this picture is fresh off the grinder, but it gives an idea of performance capabilities.