First Wa handle

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Joshigon
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First Wa handle

Post by Joshigon » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:29 am

Here she folks, what you have all been waiting for.

I made this for my wife. It's on a 210 Kohetsu SLD. The handle is Tulip wood with a stabilized redheart ferrule. I stabilized the ferrule myself.
The balance point is on the pinch.

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Thanks everyone,
Josh Cooper
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Re: First Wa handle

Post by SteveG » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Cool handle Josh. It definitely changes the personality of that SLD.

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by Joshigon » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks Steve. It was much easier than I thought it was going to be. No bump between handle and ferrule. The install is tight and straight.
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Re: First Wa handle

Post by Chefspence » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 pm

I like it so much I'll comment on both forums :)

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by slobound » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am

That's a good looking handle, especially for the first one. Great job!
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Re: First Wa handle

Post by Bensbites » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:03 am

Looks like a beauty! As a hobbyist woodworker I tend to do impractical things for the fun of it. How did you stabilize the redheart wood? I think it would be fun and totally impractical to put wa handles on my Artiflex gyutos.

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by RonAZ » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Great looking handle

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by ared715 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:11 pm

Awesome handle!! I really need one of your custom handles to make my SLD Bunka even sweeter looking!! If that's possible lol!

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by pleue » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:56 pm

I like how you matched the grain pattern on this one

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Re: First Wa handle

Post by Ut_ron » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:57 pm

Great looking handle 😀👍

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