Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

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Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by nevrknow » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:15 pm

New to me product. Thought I would try it out. works a lot like wood just mind your heat buildup. ;)

Acrylaster with G-10 spacer and stabilized Sindora Burl Ferrule.

Balance point is exactly at the heel.

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Bensbites » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:32 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Jeff B » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:18 pm

So how does a material like that compare to wood in price?
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Post by nevrknow » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:37 pm

About the same. Depending on where you get it of course. Learning curve involved of course. Hence my heat build up statement. 😀

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Chefspence » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:38 pm

That’s exactly what that knife needs. Good job. Tell us more about the knife. I’ve not heard anyone say heyve used that in the 240 length

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Igalor » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:46 pm

I could be wrong, but I think that is the b2 version, it looks amazing by the way

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Jeff B » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 am

You are correct Igalor, the VG-10 Damascus doesn't have kanji on the left side of the blade.
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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by nevrknow » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Good catch!

I'm doing 3 at the moment. 2 blue 2's, 1 dammy, 1 nashiji and vg10 dammy.

Must have had that vg10 on my mind 😁

Thanks!

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:00 am

I always like seeing your work. :) Still waiting to see you make a D. :D

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by nevrknow » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 am

Hmmmmm. 1 D coming up!

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Kit Craft » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 pm

nevrknow wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 am
Hmmmmm. 1 D coming up!
Hah, don't make one if you have no use for it. I just don't see too many makers do custom D handles.

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Jeff B » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm

From the makers I've talked to, D handles are harder and more time consuming to make which drives up the price. More people prefer octagonal too but that trend seems to be changing though.
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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Bensbites » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:02 am

Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm
From the makers I've talked to, D handles are harder and more time consuming to make which drives up the price. More people prefer octagonal too but that trend seems to be changing though.
I have played with some different shapes, and there is more to come. That being said people I talk to have a strong preference for tapered octagonals.

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by Kit Craft » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:32 am

I know there are a few forums where people show off their new "shoes" and yeah, octagonal outnumber everything else probably 20:1 but there are a few makers who on rare occasion do some wicked custom D handles. Or at least some sort of hybrid D.

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Re: Tanaka VG-10 Damascus 240mm Gyuto Re-handle

Post by matchplay18 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:12 pm

Really nice handle.

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