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Black/Blue G10 handle and blue G10 pins on a Sakai Takayuki 240mm gyuto.
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Mr. Itou R2 damascus blade, handle: nickel silver bolster, turquoise, and mammoth molar tusk, with mosaic pins
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smcmaui wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Mr. Itou R2 damascus blade, handle: nickel silver bolster, turquoise, and mammoth molar tusk, with mosaic pins
That is very nice. Mind sharing who's work it is?

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The Knife maker also does the handles, Mr. Itou

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Nice!
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smcmaui wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:06 am
The Knife maker also does the handles, Mr. Itou
Thanks. I thought it looked like an Itou but assumed it had been rehandled.

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Spalted curly maple coke bottle with black pins on a spa’ed Hiromoto AS 270.

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Super clean.

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That spacer work is phenomenal!

I always liked these in 270mm. Wish I would have kept one around.

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What material did they use for the black pins? I've thought of just filling with black epoxy for smaller pin holes, but that looks super slick.

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delmar wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:14 pm
What material did they use for the black pins? I've thought of just filling with black epoxy for smaller pin holes, but that looks super slick.
I don’t know if this is what was used, but I have black micarta rods from McMaster. I have used it as pin material on a handle that will be heading home soon.

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That handle really works with that knife!
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I've used black carbon fiber pins before. They work similar to micartas. Im guessing that's g10 maybe?

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Beautiful handle Steve! I have a couple from that same maker I need to share, impeccable work.
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Nochop! wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:48 pm
I've used black carbon fiber pins before. They work similar to micartas. Im guessing that's g10 maybe?
Correct, the pins are G10. I didn’t wanna use micarta because I wanted there to be a little bit of shine, and I also wasn’t a fan of the layers that micarta would show. I do like micarta, but it wouldn’t have been the right choice for what I was going for aesthetically. I was initially planning on using black buffalo horn for the pins, but that would have entailed turning them down on a lathe, which Lucas does not have.
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G10 is nice for pins; Micarta pins have more of a texture visible to them where the g10 is solid color. Micarta handles get Micarta or G10 pins, depending on colors and other handle materials like wood and G10, I try to use G10 pins.

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that is a nice handle on the hiro AS

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This is going on my Masamoto. One of my favorite woods karelian birch, skipped the traditional ferrule in lieu of simple mokume caps. I think it highlights the wood better.
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Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:02 pm
This is going on my Masamoto. One of my favorite woods karelian birch, skipped the traditional ferrule in lieu of simple mokume caps. I think it highlights the wood better.
Very nice! Did you make the mokume? I want to try some soon.

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Bensbites wrote:
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Kalaeb wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:02 pm
This is going on my Masamoto. One of my favorite woods karelian birch, skipped the traditional ferrule in lieu of simple mokume caps. I think it highlights the wood better.
Very nice! Did you make the mokume? I want to try some soon.
I wish, like you I would like to try some, but have not had the required inertia to attempt it.

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