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mhenry
06-05-2011, 12:56 PM
Hey Guys, There are some Takeda's on sale at Arizona Custom Knives being described as Sasanoha. Do you have any idea what kind of knife this is and its purpose.
Thanks

oivind_dahle
06-05-2011, 01:30 PM
That site got some really "interesting" knives for sale :)

I think this says it all:
http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/products/index.php?id=18658

Woot!

JohnnyChance
06-05-2011, 01:33 PM
They look to be similar to the special batch he made for CKTG that had a shorter blade height.

SpikeC
06-05-2011, 02:20 PM
That site got some really "interesting" knives for sale :)

I think this says it all:
http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/products/index.php?id=18658

Woot!

I was going to nominate that for the ugly knife thread! The hole spacing isn't even even!

karloevaristo
06-05-2011, 03:46 PM
found out that sasanoha means "bamboo leaf"...i don't know... kinda looks like it,right? what do you think? :scratchhead:

http://www.iamronen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bamboo-leaves.jpg

http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/images/products/19352.jpg

Eamon Burke
06-05-2011, 04:05 PM
Are these knives fairly heavy in the front? I have a coworker that would love a knife JUST like that, but he wants it heavy. Where can I find this knife? I didn't see it on ACK.

unkajonet
06-05-2011, 04:12 PM
Bottom half of the page: http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/artists/index.php?id=649&page=4

Eamon Burke
06-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Ah I see. Sheesh 3.6 ounces, it's like a pocket knife.

Cnimativ
06-05-2011, 04:20 PM
Yanagi is willow leaf knife. So i am not surprised to see a bamboo leaf knife

mikemac
06-06-2011, 12:21 PM
...and the Suisin Momiji is Maple Leaf...right?

mhenry
06-11-2011, 12:21 AM
I bought one, it came in today. I like it!! :thumbsup:

42mm Blade height
Spine 2.8mm at the heel, .88 at the tip
216mm long

It has the worst handle I have ever seen from Takeda it is not even centerd on the tang. I got a new one glued-up and roughed out

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0137.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0134.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0139.jpg

JohnnyChance
06-11-2011, 01:06 AM
What's the new wood? Looks awesome. Love burls like that.

mhenry
06-11-2011, 09:24 AM
What's the new wood? Looks awesome. Love burls like that.

Thanks Spalted Maple Burl and Afzelia

Pensacola Tiger
06-11-2011, 09:41 AM
Great looking wood on the new handle, Mike. Can't wait to see it on the Takeda.

Rick

El Pescador
06-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Are these knives fairly heavy in the front? I have a coworker that would love a knife JUST like that, but he wants it heavy. Where can I find this knife? I didn't see it on ACK.

Jon Broida had some nice heavy slicers when I went up to see him. It would be worth your/your co-workers while to call him.

Pesky

bprescot
06-13-2011, 04:49 PM
That is going to look amazing! Beautiful wood. I'm not sure who I first saw using those fiber spacers, but they are really quite tasteful and make for a nice transition. Can't wait to see the finished handle!

mhenry
06-18-2011, 12:52 PM
Got it done. I decided against the spalted maple for the sasanoha because it was way too light, for that heavier knife. I put on my other Takeda

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0151.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0144.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0158.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x410/mhenry5/IMG_0160.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
06-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Really nice work, Mike. I can't decide which one I like better.

Rick

PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 02:33 PM
+1 Really well done! Love those burls.

mhenry
06-20-2011, 07:22 PM
Thanks Guys

JohnnyChance
06-21-2011, 01:40 AM
Wow, those are both great. Very nice.

Dave Martell
06-21-2011, 11:15 AM
Really nice work, Mike. I can't decide which one I like better.

Rick


+1 Very nice!

Eamon Burke
06-21-2011, 05:21 PM
Hey, those are beautiful.