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by Bensbites
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Updates
Replies: 1046
Views: 113629

Re: Konosuke Updates

The blacksmith says W#1 (and B#1) should be about 65. I saw this SteveG vid for the Fujiyama W#1 from 3 years ago. He states HRC is 61-62 but you say its about 65. Has the HT changed recently for blades with the new grind, to achieve this higher temper? Are the batch of blades individually tested t...
by Bensbites
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

I really like this set too much not to add it here, even if the individual handles are aready posted here.

by Bensbites
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo

Sold.
by Bensbites
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

Ooohh yeah!! B&W Ebony with an alternative Cocobolo spacer. This style shows off the handle!


by Bensbites
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Current inventory
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Current inventory

Feel free to message me for detailed photos/measurements.

by Bensbites
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

New wa handle design to show off this B&W ebony with a cocobolo spacer! This is definitely fitting for the Fujiyama petty. What do you think?

by Bensbites
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo

Sold pending funds.
by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PIF: Buffalo Horn Rolls & Stock Handles
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: PIF: Buffalo Horn Rolls & Stock Handles

slickmamba wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Are there are good resources/videos on how to make a handle? Maybe I can give it a shot at some point, haha.
There are several out there. Hit google.

I am sure if you post a step by step progress many of us will chime in.
by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PIF: Buffalo Horn Rolls & Stock Handles
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: PIF: Buffalo Horn Rolls & Stock Handles

Holy cow! Thank you, but...
Everything I have been told is that horn stinks when shaped. If I stink up the house, the wife and kids will throw me out and force me to stop making handles.

I truely appreciate the generousity.
by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: (Repaired) Devin Thomas ITK 225mm Gyuto
Replies: 12
Views: 1313

Re: (Repaired) Devin Thomas ITK 225mm Gyuto

Nice job Tim.
by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo
Replies: 6
Views: 302

WTS-Pinecone version 2. $120 obo

For sale - Experimental Pinecone #2. Definitely better casting here. $120 shipped in the US or best offer.

by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

I can’t get enough of this shig! Tamarind Burl with sandwiched spacers maple and Blackwood. The voids were filled with black epoxy.

by Bensbites
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: Bensbites custom handle/Masakage Koishi
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Bensbites custom handle/Masakage Koishi

slobound wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 am
Thanks! It's definitely an amazing hybrid block and Ben did a great job of transforming it to this killer handle.
Thank you
by Bensbites
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

by Bensbites
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB splash and go 1K & 4K stone
Replies: 0
Views: 71

WTB splash and go 1K & 4K stone

Anyone have extras laying around? I am looking for anything from shapton pro, glass, or even an Our World is Flat. Open to others as well.

I am not rigid on brand or grit.
by Bensbites
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles



Look at this Amboyna Burl with African Blackwood and Karelian Birch. Damn, this mates well with the Kato.
by Bensbites
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife related podcasts?
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Knife related podcasts?

I am getting back into listening to podcasts, do any of you listen to knife related postcasts? other non knife recommendations are also welcome.

thanks,
Ben
by Bensbites
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?
Replies: 29
Views: 436

Re: Is it bad to want a knife just for looks?

Altadan wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:24 pm
I was wondering what was redneck about it till I got to the third photo, hahahaha :D
Same here.
by Bensbites
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles


Amboyna burl with blackwood and birch.
by Bensbites
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Bensbites
Topic: 2019 Handles
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 2019 Handles

Ben you've started off the year with some beautiful woods! Jeff, thank you. In all honesty, the clients deserve much of the credit. Most projects start with brainstorming/figuring out what the client wants based on photos they send me. Sourcing wood is another step, some people hoard nice wood. I h...