Show us your new handle

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jobone
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by jobone » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 am

Drewski wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 am
Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Finally had a handle put on my Jikko B2 Suminagashi. Handle by Joe Morrone(jobone). Spalted Maple and Gabon Ebony.
His pictures are much better than mine! --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BzjVFFSHH2i/
Any guess / measurement on how the weight of the new handle compares to the old? How's it change the enkoyabiliry of the knife? I've got a 270 ks that I want to rehandle. Thinking about how I should approach that.
Jeff’s blade came without a handle, so there isn’t a way to compare. If you have the old handle, you can remove it and compare to the new, thinning or shortening to get it right. I’ve even put a couple lead pellets inside a handle for balance. One thing to consider is the weight of the epoxy or beeswax.

Here’s the balance point after install

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Jeff B
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Jeff B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am

Drewski wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 am
Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Finally had a handle put on my Jikko B2 Suminagashi. Handle by Joe Morrone(jobone). Spalted Maple and Gabon Ebony.
His pictures are much better than mine! --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BzjVFFSHH2i/
Any guess / measurement on how the weight of the new handle compares to the old? How's it change the enkoyabiliry of the knife? I've got a 270 ks that I want to rehandle. Thinking about how I should approach that.
It had no handle when I bought it. I had a discussion with Joe about where I wanted the balance point and the length of the handle, among other things, and he nailed them. Size, weight, balance are all great and when you work with a handle maker they can do just about anything you want.

And what the hell is "enkoyabiliry".... :?
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Drewski
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Drewski » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am
Drewski wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 am
Jeff B wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Finally had a handle put on my Jikko B2 Suminagashi. Handle by Joe Morrone(jobone). Spalted Maple and Gabon Ebony.
His pictures are much better than mine! --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BzjVFFSHH2i/
Any guess / measurement on how the weight of the new handle compares to the old? How's it change the enkoyabiliry of the knife? I've got a 270 ks that I want to rehandle. Thinking about how I should approach that.
It had no handle when I bought it. I had a discussion with Joe about where I wanted the balance point and the length of the handle, among other things, and he nailed them. Size, weight, balance are all great and when you work with a handle maker they can do just about anything you want.

And what the hell is "enkoyabiliry".... :?
Enkoyabiliry = enjoyability + n beers where n > 5

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Jeff B
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Jeff B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:21 pm

Drewski wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Jeff B wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am
Drewski wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:42 am


Any guess / measurement on how the weight of the new handle compares to the old? How's it change the enkoyabiliry of the knife? I've got a 270 ks that I want to rehandle. Thinking about how I should approach that.
It had no handle when I bought it. I had a discussion with Joe about where I wanted the balance point and the length of the handle, among other things, and he nailed them. Size, weight, balance are all great and when you work with a handle maker they can do just about anything you want.

And what the hell is "enkoyabiliry".... :?
Enkoyabiliry = enjoyability + n beers where n > 5
:lol: That explains a lot.
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

Chocu1a
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Chocu1a » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:35 am

Not a new handle, but a "renewed" handle. Torched the magnolia handle on my Yuki, wet-sanded 500-1000-1500 grit, then buffed and finished with board wax. Turned out beautiful with Rich color and a great feel.
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milkbaby
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by milkbaby » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:04 pm

I love seeing all these cool handles made with beautiful wood and other materials...

I'm not finished with this knife, but it's my first time using curly koa wood. It wasn't a primo piece but dang the wood itself is just so chatoyant and beautiful in the light that I bet even a plain jane piece of koa would make an awesome looking handle.

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Blade is wrapped up, but this pic shows what's under all that newspaper and tape.
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One of the two in this pic is probably next up on my plate even though I have a couple other knives profiled out in steel already.
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Ma_sha1
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Ma_sha1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:12 pm

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Ma_sha1
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Ma_sha1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:18 pm

ImageLove this handle on my kitchen Axe

Carlo
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Carlo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 am

Ma_sha1 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:18 pm
ImageLove this handle on my kitchen Axe
Aside from that amazing handle, I have to say “Hmmm, kitchen axe, I didn’t know I needed one of those but I guess I do now.”

Ma_sha1
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Re: Show us your new handle

Post by Ma_sha1 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:13 am

All my knives are Japanese now & none can touch a bone, I got a chip the other day just by staring at one of them too long 😂. This is used for the rare occasion that I need to break a bone, often to break the smoked turkey legs to fit into my small steamer.

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