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ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 01:32 AM
This time I completed the Misono Swedish Hankotsu I got from Salty quite a while back.

Look Ma! New shoes!!

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Not perfect but nothing handmade will ever be. Yet still an improvement over the stock handle and I feel it came out better than the last one. So progress is good too right? Also, I was able to track the wood type down from Craig Stevens it's some beautiful elm burl that came out quite nicely. What do y'all think?

Dave Martell
05-01-2013, 01:39 AM
I like it Rick, you're definitely making progress with big steps, keep it up! :)

stopbarking
05-01-2013, 01:43 AM
I like the look of the handles. The liners remind me of Dave's re-handles. That's a lot of extra work to get in that contrast. Is that the same G-10? I hope to one day be able to do something like this. It looks like a great re-handle.

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 01:43 AM
I like it Rick, you're definitely making progress with big steps, keep it up! :)

AND... I'm keeping your rehandle list 1 shorter.. :lol2:

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 01:46 AM
I like the look of the handles. The liners remind me of Dave's re-handles. That's a lot of extra work to get in that contrast. Is that the same G-10? I hope to one day be able to do something like this. It looks like a great re-handle.

I definitely studied Dave's handle to achieve the same liner look. Whether I actually executed it the same as him, I surely doubt it. I found out it's not G-10 but simply called "fiber" liner material from Jantz. Whatever that means. I just hope this puppy stays together now.

DevinT
05-01-2013, 01:47 AM
Lookin good. One more step forward and there's no looking back. Knife making has no known cure.

Good luck

Hoss

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Thanks Hoss!!

Oh I almost forgot, I recorded the whole process so I can edit the footage for a video tutorial of sorts.

Johnny.B.Good
05-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Interesting wood; works nicely on this knife.

So, what's next?

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 01:50 AM
Tojiro Yo-Deba. Then maaaaaybe wa.

sachem allison
05-01-2013, 01:53 AM
great work Rick!

markenki
05-01-2013, 01:57 AM
Looks great!

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 02:00 AM
Some Clearer pics of the pins.

HHH Knives
05-01-2013, 02:03 AM
Awesome. Great job on the handle. And I love the burl choice. I scored a couple sets of this stuff and have not tried any of it yet. Thanks for sharing. Devin is right. Theres no known cure for the addiction!

stopbarking
05-01-2013, 02:05 AM
Thanks Hoss!!

Oh I almost forgot, I recorded the whole process so I can edit the footage for a video tutorial of sorts.

Cannot wait to watch this. I can imagine it feels great to do it yourself.

chinacats
05-01-2013, 02:35 AM
Great job and beautiful burl...I think I need some Elm Burl!

stereo.pete
05-01-2013, 02:43 AM
Nice job Theory, maybe I missed it but what are you using to shape the handle?

miketayl0r
05-01-2013, 02:45 AM
wow that's a stunner. bet it will look even better when its cutting up dead animals!

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Nice job Theory, maybe I missed it but what are you using to shape the handle?

Harbor Freight 1x30 for rough shaping then 400 grit to 12000 by hand.

Miles
05-01-2013, 02:58 AM
Very nice!

apicius9
05-01-2013, 04:58 AM
Cool, as I posted on your FB thread. Never had any elm burl like that, great piece of wood and a nice knife!

Stefan

Marko Tsourkan
05-01-2013, 06:35 AM
Great work. If you want to learn how to make sayas to complement your handles, I will be happy to help.

Ucmd
05-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Can't wait to see the video.

knyfeknerd
05-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Looks good Rick, that's a really nice piece of wood.

NO ChoP!
05-01-2013, 08:44 AM
Thumbs up, dude! The mosaic pins and the heavy burl look wicked together.
Can I be first on your list? lol

don
05-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Really nice. Can't wait to see the video too.

ThEoRy
05-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Great work. If you want to learn how to make sayas to complement your handles, I will be happy to help.

I'm going to take you up on that offer.

ThEoRy
05-03-2013, 01:11 AM
Vid is up.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/12057-Rehandle-Vid?p=204184#post204184

marc4pt0
05-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Awesome! thanks for sharing this video and time!