Show us your new handle

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Byphy
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Re: Show us your new handle

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Anyone know where I can purchase buffalo horn? Specifically white or marbled?

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White and marbled hard to come by these days. Some very limited quantities come up from time to time when I google it and then apply shopping filter/tab.

From time to time large grosses are brought in from overseas. The last couple were from India I believe, and were gray. Been a bit since I've seen white or marbled.

I'd check on Ebay since that is international, and perhaps Alibaba. I just bought some black rounds from Ebay that came in from Asia, Taiwan I think. Not cheap, end up being more than some synthetic replacements i use.

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Thanks for response @delmar

Don’t want to hi-Jack this thread but has anyone had success with other horns or antlers as a ferrule? Wanting to try to make a handle. Also if anyone else has used antlers/bones, etc. for ferrules would be cool if they post pics here!

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Re: Show us your new handle

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Not a new handle, just a new shade. Wanted to try burning ho wood so the Masamoto got the treatment. Burned, sanded and buffed...still not sure what type of oil I want to use, but as is, I like it:
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Looks Great !!!

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Re: Show us your new handle

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jobone wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:51 pm
I recently made this one for my daughter. I was going to surprise her by putting it on her Masakage Kiri and sticking it the knife block at night. She busted me while the polish was drying and laid her claim. It was a joy and surprise for us both.

Spalted Maple body, Nickle-silver and turquoise spacer.

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Awesome looking handle, the colors really pop

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Picked up a couple of Daovua Leaf Spring Kogatanas as Christmas presents. Decided to wrap the handles in paracord. Not sure if this counts as a "handle".
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Well done on the Paracord.

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thehomecookmi wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Picked up a couple of Daovua Leaf Spring Kogatanas as Christmas presents. Decided to wrap the handles in paracord. Not sure if this counts as a "handle".
Lookin nice!

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Been wanting to post here for a while but wanted to get most of knives done before I post. These are the first three I did.
240 Moritaka AS - cocabolo and stabilized satinwood burl. Longer hand with more taper to match the blade shape
240 Sakai Yusuki Swedish Steel - Rosewood/ African Blackwood furrel
165 Masakage Yuki Nakiri - wenge/cocabolo furrel
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240 forgot maker, AS. Curly Maple/Paduk furrel. Left in sun and furrel turned from reddish to chestnut brown. Like the more monotone look
160 Masakage Yuki Bunka - Austrailian Blackwood Burl/African Blackwood furrel
165 Makakage Yuki Santoku - olive wood, micarta spacer/ Paduck
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Skipped pics of a Richmond artifex Nakiri because is looks identical to the Yusuki (rosewood/Blackwood)

Last knife is my favorite. Kurosaki/Richmond Laser. Resurfaced to remove the frosted line and some scratches I put in my not noticing a cleaning pad was abrasive grr.

Amboyna burl/African black ebony.
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Not exactly a handle but I needed somewhere to put this silly stuff and my crap wustof block was in poor shape
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I like that you have a whole table dedicated specifically to your knives in 600 ft turn left on a rondo Court

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Xmas gift handles.
Top two, Ibuki Aogami Super Blue hammered petty.
Bottom two, Yahiko 210 Guyuto.
Koa with spacers.
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Those are beautiful Evil Toad.

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Finally got around to installing one of the beautiful customs I bought from matchplay18. Nice upgrade to my Yuki.
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That is a damn good lookin Yuki!!

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Nice

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I finally got around to having a handle made for my Konosuke Fujiyama B#2 240. I’ve always been a fan of Bart’s (nicestslice on IG) work ever since he did a handle for my Mizuno honyaki so I was stoked when he agreed to do this one. Sean (nakneker) gave me a nice piece of orange mammoth tooth, and I was finally able to use a piece of streaked black buffalo horn that I’ve been holding on to for a while. The body is Macassar ebony. Super happy with how this one turned out.

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