2018 Handles

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2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 am

This thread will keep a running log of handles completed this year.




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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Naples09 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:05 pm

Really like the 2nd one.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by drdmn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:03 am

Your knife handles are almost too nice to use. What's the approximate dimensions of your handle?

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 pm

Looking good Ben!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Post by Bensbites » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:20 pm

drdmn wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:03 am
Your knife handles are almost too nice to use. What's the approximate dimensions of your handle?
My instock handles vary, I try to keep a range around for when someone wants a fast install. Custom handle can be anything the client wants. I start by asking about the current handle on the knife. Too big? Too small?

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:21 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Looking good Ben!
Thank you.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:48 pm



This is an amazing piece of Satinwood burl laminates with bog oak fitted with a yakawa petty. The figuring is outstanding

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by nevrknow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:46 pm

Nice satinwood! I have several pcs (among others ) getting stabilized. How is it to work?

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by milkbaby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:50 pm

The satinwood burl and bog oak is really stylish! Really nice job.

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Post by Bensbites » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:56 pm

nevrknow wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Nice satinwood! I have several pcs (among others ) getting stabilized. How is it to work?
I did four handles for one client, he has them and is very happy. The piece handled just like the other stabilized woods : bog oak, grey boxwood burl, Hawaian mango, and leopardwood. I will post those handles over the next week or two.

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Post by Bensbites » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:19 pm



Sukenari 210 petty gets new shoes! This blade was outfitted with leopardwood ferrule-endcap, bog oak spacers, and buckeye burl body.

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Post by Bensbites » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:52 pm



This Wantanabe 240 mm honyaki is all dressed up and ready to play! The body is made from curly Hawaiian mango, spacers are Russian birch and the ferrule/end cap are 7000 yr old bog oak. Wow, this handle transcends space and time, lol

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Post by Kevin » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:26 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:52 pm


This Wantanabe 240 mm honyaki is all dressed up and ready to play! The body is made from curly Hawaiian mango, spacers are Russian birch and the ferrule/end cap are 7000 yr old bog oak. Wow, this handle transcends space and time, lol
Really nice grain on the wood

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Sukenari 270 Hap40 gyuto gets new shoes! This blade was outfitted with leopardwood ferrule-endcap, bog oak spacers, and buckeye burl body.

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Post by Bensbites » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:20 pm

MUNETOSHI KUROUCHI 170MM WA BUTCHER. This knife (my personal collection) has recently been upgraded with a nice thornwood burl handle. The block was a pay it forward win from a forum member. The wood was originally from @greenberg_woods. I am feeling lucky! This handle is a new prototype design from my shop, and I already have a few tweaks planned for the next batch.


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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:44 pm

That wood is FABULOUS!
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Post by Bensbites » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:44 pm
That wood is FABULOUS!
Thanks. I was lucky enough to pick it up in a pay it forward.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 am



This stunning new handle went on a Masakage Koishi. This all started with an chechen burl / resin block. I added very thin black paper micarta and resin spacer to the handle to accentuate the stunning burl. Swipe for more photos.

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