2019 Handles

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Altadan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:30 am

That handle for the Fuji is very tasteful indeed! Beautiful work!

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:16 am

I really like this set too much not to add it here, even if the individual handles are aready posted here.


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Post by Bensbites » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:31 pm

Check out that curly redwood!!! Here are the photos to go with yesterday’s video. Shig meets redwood!


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Re: 2019 Handles

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Sugi cedar in blackwood.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:41 pm

Really enjoying seeing all your work Ben!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:51 pm

Jeff B wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:41 pm
Really enjoying seeing all your work Ben!
Don’t worry, there more to come! I have about a month or two backlog with some R&D time in the middle to work on a new offering.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:10 pm

This Kato 210 gyuto is fancy pants with blackwood and sugi cedar.


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:51 pm

FRIDAY WORTH POST! Look at these three. Toyama, Shig, and Kato featuring curly redwood and sugi cedar. Enjoy your weekend.


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Who can guess why the client likes this color, there was a very specific reason? Dyed and stabilized maple burl with elm and ebony spacers. Killer design!


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by lsboogy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm

I can guess, but don't need to. Three to a set, and just fabulous

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Post by Bensbites » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:24 pm

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lsboogy wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm
I can guess, but don't need to. Three to a set, and just fabulous
Thank you.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:27 pm

Three matching Kohetsu gyutos, 210, 240, and 270 mm knives. What a set! Custom dyed maple burl with elm and indian ebony. Feel free to reach out if you would like a custom dyed block.


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:42 am

Check out this beauty! Dyed maple burl with a poplar and bog oak spacer. Simple, elegant and classy! Oh yeah, I wouldn’t want to forget the Taourkan 240 gyuto....


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:45 am

LIVE EDGE ALERT! This live edge maple burl pairs so nicely with bog oak. This Ikeda honyaki is now all dressed up!

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:12 pm

Before (top) and after (bottom) from my prototyping my new process of adding metal spacers.



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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:43 pm

Detailed shots of this nickel silver/black micarta/ebony handle. First try with metal spacers, I nailed it!


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by gotmail1414 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:29 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:43 pm
First try with metal spacers, I nailed it!
For sure!

Are the black spacers required to ensure a strong bond to the metal, or purely aesthetic?

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