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Prototype handle shape

Post by Bensbites » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:59 pm



I finally made it back to handle work. I managed to parallel a little R&D while knocking out two custom handles (not shown) this type of handle was requested as part of a project I was not equipped to handle. Either way, I wanted to provide another option for anyone interested in my handles.

Please feel free to add and constructive criticism.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by Jeff B » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 am

How about a shot from either end to see the exact shape.
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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by nevrknow » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:09 am

Love it.

The top and bottom appear rounded or the edges eased?

Either or. Nice work as always.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:03 am

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 am
How about a shot from either end to see the exact shape.
Did you click on the image to go to Instagram and swipe through the photos? If I understand your question, it should be there.

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Post by Robstreperous » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 am

I think I like it a lot Ben. I've always had a thing for rounded edges.

Maybe a shot next to something familiar like a dollar bill for a sense of proportions?

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Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 am

Robstreperous wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 am
I think I like it a lot Ben. I've always had a thing for rounded edges.

Maybe a shot next to something familiar like a dollar bill for a sense of proportions?
That’s a great idea, I think the proportions are going to be some trial and error. When I think about holding the circumstance at about 3 inches or 76 mm at the ferrule, this shape will require some trial and error to get that and the proportions I like.

I suspect these are fairly comfortable.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by STPepper9 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 am

I think it looks great. I think Gopherbroke might also have a shape like this in his repertoire. Looks comfortable.

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Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:37 am

STPepper9 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 am
I think it looks great. I think Gopherbroke might also have a shape like this in his repertoire. Looks comfortable.
Yes. It was requested by someone who sent me a photo of a handle from Brian.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by pd7077 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 am

Looks great Ben. Is that pequia burl I see at the end? 8-)
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Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:15 am

pd7077 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 am
Looks great Ben. Is that pequia burl I see at the end? 8-)
Yes it is. I was going to send you a photo once I install the knife. Thank you again.

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Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:15 am

pd7077 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 am
Looks great Ben. Is that pequia burl I see at the end? 8-)
Yes it is. I was going to send you a photo once I install the knife. Thank you again.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by Jeff B » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:03 am
Jeff B wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 am
How about a shot from either end to see the exact shape.
Did you click on the image to go to Instagram and swipe through the photos? If I understand your question, it should be there.
Did now. ;) I like it.
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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Bensbites wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:03 am
Jeff B wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 am
How about a shot from either end to see the exact shape.
Did you click on the image to go to Instagram and swipe through the photos? If I understand your question, it should be there.
Did now. ;) I like it.
Great. Sounds like their is universal appeal. I am going to install two of these on personal knives. One might go out to a “beta tester”.

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by matchplay18 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Hello Ben I like the handle very tasteful I like the flat sides it makes for a comfortable grip. Can I ask how do you make the knife holes. Just curious how this is done anyway you do very nice work

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Re: Prototype handle shape

Post by Bensbites » Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 pm

matchplay18 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 pm
Hello Ben I like the handle very tasteful I like the flat sides it makes for a comfortable grip. Can I ask how do you make the knife holes. Just curious how this is done anyway you do very nice work
Thanks for taking the time. To make the tang holes I spend some time with a drill presss and files.

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