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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:43 pm

gotmail1414 wrote:
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Bensbites wrote:
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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?
The black micarta is not required, I definitely like it.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:13 am

Clearly I have been lax in posting some of my new metal spacer handles in this thread.
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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Ut_ron » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:58 am

Some great looking handles. Well done Ben.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:06 pm

Your style has started to evolve, your handles look great!
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: 2019 Handles

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Altadan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:28 pm

Τhat last one, in purple-black-grey-cray-cray... it's really something :) What is it?

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:35 pm

Altadan wrote:
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Τhat last one, in purple-black-grey-cray-cray... it's really something :) What is it?
Dyed box elder. It looks awesome huh? ;)

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Altadan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:51 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Altadan wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Τhat last one, in purple-black-grey-cray-cray... it's really something :) What is it?
Dyed box elder. It looks awesome huh? ;)
It looks like science fiction. Yes, very cool indeed :)

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:55 pm

This hybrid went to @jakonoise on IG

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Let hear it for a happy customer with a mermaid tail handle



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I finished these last night!

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Check out this crazy handle! This is one of my favorite builds so far! Do you call this mermaid tail or dragon skin?? Konosuke FM B2 Funayuki Gyuto 255mm

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat May 04, 2019 9:55 am

A while back @dphamblades have away a couple knives, asking the winner to name several of their favorite makers in the comments, and chef-bladesmith Duy chose the winner giving me the honor of becoming the handle maker. I was sent the petty, based on the choil shot, it looks nice and thin. After collaborating with the client, he wanted “dragon tail”! Enjoy the photo, I will post more on this handle later.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by lsboogy » Sat May 04, 2019 12:37 pm

Bensbites wrote:
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I might need one of those. That is a badass handle Ben

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Post by Bensbites » Sat May 04, 2019 2:16 pm

lsboogy wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:37 pm
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I might need one of those. That is a badass handle Ben

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I have one more of these triple metal spacers in my “current inventory “ sale. I will get you exact sizes and specs later tonight.

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Thu May 16, 2019 4:10 pm

The @cartercutlery now has new shoes! I was told to change out the black pakawood for something with a little more pazazzzz.


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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri May 17, 2019 3:14 pm

Here we go, I hope the handle lives up to the blade. So far the client is very happy with this maple burl/nickel silver spacer on his Kato gyuto!

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Re: 2019 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:57 pm

Check out these zebrawood one piece handle! This arrived at a happy client over the weekend. These are easy for customers to install with beeswax or epoxy due to the oversized tang hole.

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