The twin to a winner! This is the other half of my Last Blade Standing 2022 entry. Finished out as a fully functional chef knife.
1080 and 15n20 stacked and feather cut, then welded back with a wrought iron quill. The whole thing cleaned up and welded with 1084 powder steel inside a canister to make the feather float in a dark field. 7.75” sporting an S grind to help with food release with sticky things like potatoes and cucumbers. Finished off with a handle of some AMAZING amboyna burl and vintage micartas.
This is the epitome of functional art.