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mhenry
06-05-2011, 11:56 AM
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, 12:30 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, 12:33 PM
They look to be similar to the special batch he made for CKTG that had a shorter blade height.

SpikeC
06-05-2011, 01:20 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, 02:46 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, 03:05 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, 03:12 PM
Bottom half of the page: http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/artists/index.php?id=649&page=4

Eamon Burke
06-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Ah I see. Sheesh 3.6 ounces, it's like a pocket knife.

Cnimativ
06-05-2011, 03:20 PM
Yanagi is willow leaf knife. So i am not surprised to see a bamboo leaf knife

mikemac
06-06-2011, 11:21 AM
...and the Suisin Momiji is Maple Leaf...right?

mhenry
06-10-2011, 11:21 PM
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, 12:06 AM
What's the new wood? Looks awesome. Love burls like that.

mhenry
06-11-2011, 08:24 AM
What's the new wood? Looks awesome. Love burls like that.

Thanks Spalted Maple Burl and Afzelia

Pensacola Tiger
06-11-2011, 08:41 AM
Great looking wood on the new handle, Mike. Can't wait to see it on the Takeda.

Rick

El Pescador
06-11-2011, 04:10 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, 03:49 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, 11:52 AM
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, 12:19 PM
Really nice work, Mike. I can't decide which one I like better.

Rick

PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 01:33 PM
+1 Really well done! Love those burls.

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

JohnnyChance
06-21-2011, 12:40 AM
Wow, those are both great. Very nice.

Dave Martell
06-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Really nice work, Mike. I can't decide which one I like better.

Rick


+1 Very nice!

Eamon Burke
06-21-2011, 04:21 PM
Hey, those are beautiful.

johndavid
08-26-2016, 11:36 AM
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


Where did you get this scale from? http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/mhenry5/media/IMG_0144-Copy.jpg.html

tjangula
08-26-2016, 01:24 PM
Where did you get this scale from? http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/mhenry5/media/IMG_0144-Copy.jpg.html

Hi johndavid, it looks like Spalted Maple Burl for the body and Afzelia for the ferrule (also mentioned in an earlier post).

Thanks Spalted Maple Burl and Afzelia

In a wa handle there is no scale but rather a block. I'd keep an eye out at one of the wood vendors (BurlSource, Dream Burls, Artisan Woods, etc.) for similar offerings. Each piece can be unique and since this thread is over 5 years old it is unlikely you'll find something identical, although similar looking blocks have come up for sale from time to time.

johndavid
08-26-2016, 06:11 PM
Hi johndavid, it looks like Spalted Maple Burl for the body and Afzelia for the ferrule (also mentioned in an earlier post).


In a wa handle there is no scale but rather a block. I'd keep an eye out at one of the wood vendors (BurlSource, Dream Burls, Artisan Woods, etc.) for similar offerings. Each piece can be unique and since this thread is over 5 years old it is unlikely you'll find something identical, although similar looking blocks have come up for sale from time to time.

Thanks, will do. I have never made a knife handle before but am considering giving it a shot. Im looking for a belt sander. I'm assuming I need a lathe also?


Can you clarify the difference between a scale and a burl?

Pensacola Tiger
08-26-2016, 07:04 PM
Thanks, will do. I have never made a knife handle before but am considering giving it a shot. Im looking for a belt sander. I'm assuming I need a lathe also?


Can you clarify the difference between a scale and a burl?

A lathe isn't necessary.

A drill press with enough spindle travel to drill a hole as deep as the tang of the knife is really nice to have, but can be pricey. If you don't have one with that capacity, you can always finish drilling the hole with a handheld.

A combination belt and disc sander is nice to have as well, though you can get by with just a belt sander.

Scales are the slabs of wood that are riveted or glued to the tang of a Western handled knife to make a handle.

Burl is a characteristic of wood. It is a rounded knotty growth on a tree, giving an attractive figure when polished. It is usually more expensive than straight grained wood.