Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

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Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by GopherBroke » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:13 am

This is another handle that I did for Carol.
The handle section is made from Olive wood, and the ferrule is Curly Cocobolo.

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Thanks for lookin'! ;)

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Post by Willison_Knives » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:40 pm

thats a nice handle! i think i make mine a bit to wide or squarish. but ill get to your level:)
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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by GopherBroke » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am

Thanks!
I'll shoot you a PM with some of my starting measurements :D

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Post by Bensbites » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:28 pm

GopherBroke wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am
Thanks!
I'll shoot you a PM with some of my starting measurements :D
Care to share with me as well? I am really enjoying handlemaking. I have a short queue of friends from a BBQ forum already lining up.

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by jbart65 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:43 am

Oooh. I like this one a lot!
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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by dafox » Sat May 27, 2017 8:13 am

Is that a stainless or white #2?
Thanks

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by GopherBroke » Sat May 27, 2017 8:27 am

This one was a while ago, but I'm almost certain that this knife is the stainless version. There is also a W#2 available.
The handle certainly improved the feel of the knife, but I was not at all impressed with the blade itself. At least not at the asking price they get for it ;)

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by dafox » Sat May 27, 2017 8:52 am

I'm looking at getting one in W#2 or stainless, what other knife/blade would you recommend that is similar/better?

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by GopherBroke » Sat May 27, 2017 12:07 pm

There are far, FAR too many variables and personal aspects for me to answer that, at all.. especially accurately.

I would recommend that you head to the Knife Recommendation thread, here, and post a new thread. Make sure to file out the questionnaire below so that I and others get a better understanding of what you're looking for in the knife, etc.

Are you looking for a laser - super sharp, thin, light as possible?"
Or are you looking for a more mid-weight, all-purpose knife?
There are countless options, and you're rely to ^ should help us narrow it down for ya.
File Me Out wrote: 1)Pro or home cook?

2)What kind of knife do you want? (Gyuto, Santuko, Petty, Paring, Sujihiki, etc.)

3) What size knife do you want?

4)How much do you want to spend?

5) Do you prefer all stainless, stainless clad over reactive carbon, or all reactive carbon construction?

6)Do you prefer Western or Japanese handle?

7)What are your main knife/knives now?

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Please also add any additional pertinent information that can help everyone with suggestions.

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by dafox » Sat May 27, 2017 2:13 pm

Thank you

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Post by nevrknow » Sat May 27, 2017 4:58 pm

Nice handle. I like them boxier but my wife likes them rounded like this one. SOOOO guess which ones she gets? Happy Wife Happy Life. :)

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by Kit Craft » Mon May 29, 2017 9:43 pm

GopherBroke wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:27 am
This one was a while ago, but I'm almost certain that this knife is the stainless version. There is also a W#2 available.
The handle certainly improved the feel of the knife, but I was not at all impressed with the blade itself. At least not at the asking price they get for it ;)
I am sure the handle helped the overall feel of the knife. I have a Ginga, and I really like the blade but it does not fit in my hand exactly how I want it to. It is a shame as the handle itself is quite nice and the ferrule has some gorgeous marbling in it. However, I feel that the stock handle is oversized for the knife. Not only in diameter but it also has about an inch of length that makes it quite cumbersome in use as it hits my forearm. Normally this would not be an issue but the blade is only 41.5mm tall and it messes me all up. Like I said, a gorgeous handle but would be better suited for a larger knife overall.

It could also be partially because I hate octagon handles. They are bulky and awkward, to me. I really don't know what it is. But as you said, something about the feel of the knife is off. However, performance, no issues there. Zip, zip, zip everything on the board is dead. :lol:

Anyway, that is a good looking handle and we might have to talk in the future. I like basic, basic, basic stuff, though. Do you do D handles?

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by GopherBroke » Tue May 30, 2017 7:42 am

@Kit
I don't recall the factory handle at all.
This one was Carols', and she likes ovals... and has small lil lady mitts.
I rarely pay much attention to factory handles, so I can't say that I recall the factory model, at all.

Ya don't like octagonal huh?
Hmm.. I know a guy who makes a handle that several have said "is the most comfortable handle I've ever used!". :lol: :mrgreen:

I have not done a "D".
I don't care for them much myself, so little to no effort in to it so far. :roll:

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by Kit Craft » Tue May 30, 2017 11:15 am

GopherBroke wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 7:42 am
@Kit
I don't recall the factory handle at all.
This one was Carols', and she likes ovals... and has small lil lady mitts.
I rarely pay much attention to factory handles, so I can't say that I recall the factory model, at all.

Ya don't like octagonal huh?
Hmm.. I know a guy who makes a handle that several have said "is the most comfortable handle I've ever used!". :lol: :mrgreen:

I have not done a "D".
I don't care for them much myself, so little to no effort in to it so far. :roll:
I should say that I have not liked the octagon handles that I have used thus far. They tend to be on the beefy side. I like oval handles just fine though. They type you make look to be the best of both worlds, which is interesting. A for the D shape, I find it odd that so many don't like them. Maybe I am the odd one out there. :lol: Again, it might be the specific handles I have used and not the shape at all.

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Re: Handle | Olive Wood and Cocobolo | Gesshin Ginga 240

Post by Willison_Knives » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:29 pm

thats really nice!
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