2018 Handles

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:25 pm



Shibata 180 Bunka with Karelian Birch/Bog Oak/ Satinwood. This is a top notch performer with a stunning handle.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by lsboogy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:32 pm
lsboogy wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Hint hint

Do you like the general layout, or the ironwood burl specifically? I am willing to bet the owner could be convinced to part with enough wood to make a handle or two.
Trade the brown for green and you can re handle many of my knives. Thsose handles are just plain the schiz Ben

I'm drooling agin tonight - gotta love artists of all forms - thank you for sharing that one Ben

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:19 pm

lsboogy wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Bensbites wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:32 pm
lsboogy wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Hint hint

Do you like the general layout, or the ironwood burl specifically? I am willing to bet the owner could be convinced to part with enough wood to make a handle or two.
Trade the brown for green and you can re handle many of my knives. Thsose handles are just plain the schiz Ben

I'm drooling agin tonight - gotta love artists of all forms - thank you for sharing that one Ben

Andrew
Sounds like a plan. Thank you.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:21 pm




And now for your viewing pleasure, a Ikeda honyaki 240 gyuto with Honduras rosewood burl/maple spacers/bog oak. Now this knife looks as good as it cuts!

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Bensbites wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:21 pm

...Now this knife looks as good as it cuts!
Yes it does! ;)
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:54 am




Fancy pants spalted maple with Blackwood and maple accents on a Tojiro nakiri. Wow.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:57 am



I was charged with making the FUGLIEST handle. I laminated scraps from various handles together, and lined some of the scraps with aluminum foil. How did I do?

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 am

Ben that is the COOLEST FUGLIEST handle I think I've seen, you just keep raising the bar! 8-)

Good job dude!
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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 am

Jeff B wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 am
Ben that is the COOLEST FUGLIEST handle I think I've seen, you just keep raising the bar! 8-)

Good job dude!
Thank you! There was some talk in one of the Instagram posts, I think it was the @Ben_makes account about getting some handlemakers to try an ugly handle contest.

I am motivated to make some chaos blocks based on off cut scraps.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:10 am



This Tsourkan petty came in with lefty D handle. The owner thought the maker was so backlogged that a new handle would take too long. I switched this out for a tapered octagonal handle made from stabilized Redwood burl and ebony. I was told the knife looked stunning and felt natural in the hand.
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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Horizonson » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:50 pm

Gorgeous handle work, Ben! 😍

Especially loved seeing those cleavers all dressed up.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:22 pm

A new set of handles landed in a client’s hands. Stay tuned for more while you enjoy this one.


Moritaka Cleaver with a new handle made from black palm, maple spacers and maple burl.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:43 am

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things, including excellent clients that find me online. Enjoy this DOI gyuto with an leopardwood/maple/ironwood burl upgraded handle.


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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Drewski » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:52 pm

Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but on my mobile Android phone, the only pics I can see in this thread are from June 6 and June 8. I can see them when I get to a desktop computer though. You don't have to change anything on my account, just wanted to give you a heads up. Cheers!

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 am

Drewski wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but on my mobile Android phone, the only pics I can see in this thread are from June 6 and June 8. I can see them when I get to a desktop computer though. You don't have to change anything on my account, just wanted to give you a heads up. Cheers!
I am sorry about that. I know it has to do with my posting Instagram links vs 3rd party hosting and separate uploads. There are reasons why I keep doing it this way.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:02 am

Stunning! This black and white ebony handle with maple and leopardwood spacers matches the Shiraki honyaki Yanagiba.


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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Jeff B » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 pm

BEAUTIFUL Ben! :ugeek:
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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:47 am

Thank you.

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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:48 am

I am stunned at how well this spalted stabilized aspen turned out. The figure/color/grain are just perfect. The Moritaka santoku isn’t bad either. The aspen was complimented by bog oak and maple.


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Re: 2018 Handles

Post by Bensbites » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:06 pm

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Black pakka wood and stabilized curly redwood ! Wow

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