View Full Version : Hattori KD30 (Cowry X) Yanagiba 330mm mirror finished - consider re-handling

08-10-2013, 06:51 AM
A new addition to my collection, Hattori KD30 (Cowry X) Yanagiba 330mm mirror finished.
Overall length is 480mm (18.9'), Weight is 237g.
Blade measures 325mm (12.8') and it's 37.3mm (1.47') at the heel.
The spine is 4.51mm at the heel and 0.91mm at the tip.

I consider re-handling, maybe carved wood or ivory wa handle, any suggestions

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090310_zpsc8dace34.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090309_zps44d0c5b1.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090309_zps44d0c5b1.jpg.html)
http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y386/ggg16902002/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/ggg16902002/media/Hattori/P8090313_zpsfab8ae95.jpg.html)


08-10-2013, 07:17 AM
Nice addition!

08-10-2013, 07:20 AM
I like the current handle - simple and elegant, nice ferrule.

08-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Man that knife is cool. I think the curent handle looks very nice. But this knife kind of deserves a really neat Keller handle or something like that - IMHO.

08-10-2013, 08:26 AM
I was hoping one of us grabbed one of them. Good snag! I'd leave it as is.

08-10-2013, 09:13 AM
Even I wouldn't change the handle. Very cool knife

08-10-2013, 09:25 AM
If you use that for protein, you probably won't have to sharpen it for a few years. LOL. Beautiful knife! I like the understated beauty the way it is.

08-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Very, very cool! :headbang:

Dave Martell
08-10-2013, 11:32 AM
WOW! :bigeek:

daddy yo yo
08-10-2013, 12:46 PM
i don't think i'd rehandle it. but if i did, i'd stick with a simple wood, nothing fancy... the blade is the star, and the handle shouldn't distract from the beauty of it! just my 2 cents...

The hekler
08-10-2013, 12:57 PM
I'd keep it simple and classy black on black with ivory or silver spacer.

08-10-2013, 01:02 PM
Very nice knife

Dave Martell
08-10-2013, 01:06 PM
I'd keep it simple and classy black on black with ivory or silver spacer.

If this was my knife and I was going to rehandle it this is how I'd roll with it.

08-11-2013, 02:52 PM
I also like the handle myself. Great looking knife.

PS: ' is feet, " is inches :)