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Dave Martell
08-01-2013, 03:46 PM
Here we have Lucretia's Tanaka(?) 160mm petty that's been converted from wa to western.

The wood used is all from Burl Source, dyed blue Oregon Maple Burl with African Blackwood and a copper spacer added for some extra pizzazz. :)

Mucho Bocho
08-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Dave, Did you give it the Performance package? The Etching is just popping

SpikeC
08-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Ok, now THAT is a girls knife!

Burl Source
08-01-2013, 05:24 PM
WOW!!!

Lucretia
08-01-2013, 05:28 PM
It was a girl's knife before. But it was wearing Birkenstocks, and now it has on dancing shoes.


Looks great, Dave!

Oh, and it's a Yoshikane SLD.

Dave Martell
08-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Dave, Did you give it the Performance package? The Etching is just popping


Nope, that's factory finish right there.

Dave Martell
08-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Ok, now THAT is a girls knife!


:D

Dave Martell
08-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Here is Emanuel's honesuki dressed up in it's new buckeye burl (wood from BurlSource) handle with G10 liners and a single nickle silver pin.

Hey E, do you remember this knife? :D

unkajonet
08-03-2013, 02:29 PM
In the words of sarge from Aliens: "Absolutely BADA$$!!!!!"

Oh yes! It looks amazing!

Burl Source
08-03-2013, 02:29 PM
Beautiful work Dave

Dave Martell
08-08-2013, 03:22 PM
Here's an unknown suji with some unknown wood. :biggrin:

This one belongs to a friend of Rio.

mhlee
08-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Dave: That looks like a CarboNext.

That's some crazy looking wood. I would never use that out in the woods or camping. You'll never find it if you drop it.

Dave Martell
08-08-2013, 04:36 PM
I shot those pics outside, the wood coloring looks so much more green inside the shop, really weird stuff.


Thanks for the ID on the brand Michael.

apicius9
08-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Is that box elder burl? Looks funky, and the whole knife is a nice package.

Stefan

Dave Martell
08-08-2013, 05:55 PM
Is that box elder burl?


It does look like box elder but as you know I'm no wood expert.

ecchef
08-08-2013, 07:09 PM
My new favorite. :doublethumbsup:

stevenStefano
08-08-2013, 07:28 PM
That's the coolest looking wood on a handle I've ever seen

cookinstuff
08-09-2013, 03:10 AM
looks great Dave! kinda sad that wood didn't make it on a misono dragon, woulda been a nice pairing.

Dave Martell
08-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Thanks guys!

Dave Martell
10-19-2013, 12:37 PM
Midori Hamono santoku in premium koa wood obtained from Stefan Keller. The handle has been hand rubbed and oil finished, looks great in person and not so great in these pictures...unfortunately. The wood really has some incredible movement.

This knife is currently being auctioned off for The National Breast Cancer Foundation at Badger & Blade (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/366923-26-B-amp-B-group-buy-Japanese-Knife-With-Custom-Handle-By-Dave-Martell?p=5504771#post5504771) :)

Paradox
10-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Here's an unknown suji with some unknown wood. :biggrin:

This one belongs to a friend of Rio.

I saw this knife for sale on eBay today. It's listed as a JCK Carbonext I think.

ecchef
10-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Couldn't find it.

Dave Martell
10-19-2013, 08:14 PM
Here's an unknown suji with some unknown wood. :biggrin:

This one belongs to a friend of Rio.


I saw this knife for sale on eBay today. It's listed as a JCK Carbonext I think.


Couldn't find it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-knife-custom-sujihiki-slicer-sushi-JCK-kagayaki-carbonext-stainless-/261303660591?nma=true&si=r7SsclVTxkIoXYTmj%2BvrcRf6LE0%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Paradox
10-20-2013, 01:29 AM
Couldn't find it.

I guess the sale ended after I saw it this morning I didn't notice at the time I looked at it that it was almost over by time. Dave linked the ended sale for it. It had been listed and unsold for $350 before the $300 listing that ended today too.

Dave Martell
01-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Click on the picture below for more detailed pics of this rehandle....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013_zpsb3adcedd.jpg (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/16686-American-Cutlery-Co-Chicago-Refurb?p=278539&viewfull=1#post278539)

Dave Martell
01-29-2014, 01:54 PM
To see more pictures from this knife click on the picture below...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010026_zps1ede5dc1.jpg (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/11803-Gallery-Hiromoto-AS-Full-Spa-Treatment?p=279146#post279146)

ecchef
01-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Sweet!

Dave Martell
03-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Here's a 240mm Hattori Gyuto with a new handle done in red (dyed) box elder burl.

*Note - In person the color is a red/purple and not pink as it looks in some of these pictures.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005_zps62bcbbaf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002_zpsa15bd666.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003_zps32635b23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013_zps06aca293.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010014_zps08486913.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010016_zpsf1fa0ebb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010017_zps6656cddd.jpg

Dave Martell
03-26-2014, 02:58 PM
This is a 150mm Hattori Honesuki with a new purple (dyed) maple burl handle.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010021_zpsba331df3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010023_zps5b3986ba.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010024_zps2b34bd34.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010025_zps96058873.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010027_zps3e934512.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010029_zpsbe7de7d2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010026_zpsc4cd4858.jpg

Dave Martell
03-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Here we have a 80mm Misono Paring knife with a new brown (dyed) box elder burl handle. I believe that this is the smallest handle I've done yet. It came with two very large rivets in the handle which looked off balanced to me so I replaced them with three small diameter nickel silver pins.

*Note - Please excuse the dust, the wind was howling when I took the pictures and the dust couldn't be avoided.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010033_zps40c83aa1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010037_zps0621bb53.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010039_zps0f4f6c67.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010042_zpsd2c3aad5.jpg

Erilyn75
03-26-2014, 07:27 PM
Beautiful Dave, as always

Dave Martell
03-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Beautiful Dave, as always


Thank you Erica :)

ecchef
03-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Here's a 240mm Hattori Gyuto with a new handle done in red (dyed) box elder burl.

*Note - In person the color is a red/purple and not pink as it looks in some of these pictures.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010005_zps62bcbbaf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010002_zpsa15bd666.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010003_zps32635b23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013_zps06aca293.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010014_zps08486913.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010016_zpsf1fa0ebb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010017_zps6656cddd.jpg

The more I see handles in this color range, the more I like them. Is that Stevens' wood?

Dave Martell
03-26-2014, 08:19 PM
The more I see handles in this color range, the more I like them. Is that Stevens' wood?


No it's from AZ Ironwood

WarrenB
03-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Here we have a 80mm Misono Paring knife with a new brown (dyed) box elder burl handle. I believe that this is the smallest handle I've done yet. It came with two very large rivets in the handle which looked off balanced to me so I replaced them with three small diameter nickel silver pins.

*Note - Please excuse the dust, the wind was howling when I took the pictures and the dust couldn't be avoided.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010033_zps40c83aa1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010037_zps0621bb53.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010039_zps0f4f6c67.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010042_zpsd2c3aad5.jpg

The depth of colour and polish on this one is amazing, almost looks like you could reach into the wood:)
The other 2 dyed ones look really good as well, especially the pink.... sorry purple/red one:biggrin:

rodneyat
03-27-2014, 08:36 AM
that Honesuki is awesome. Dyed maple is perfect. You get the look of a figured purpleheart but not all the other issues that come with purpleheart...Well, and maple is cheaper too. :)

ecchef
03-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Yeah, my one purpleheart is almost brown now. :(

rodneyat
03-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Yeah, my one purpleheart is almost brown now. :(

Exactly...purpleheart is very unpredictable. And yes, at it's worst, it turns brown. Sometimes you get lucky and it just becomes a very deep, dark purple over the years. But, you don't always get so lucky. Regardless, purpleheart will always change color in some way as it ages even with the best finishes on it.

OK, back to our regularly scheduled program. Looking forward to seeing more of Dave's work!

Dave Martell
04-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Here's a Hattori petty rehandled in dyed box elder burl.


http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/p1010007-jpg.1540/

http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/p1010010-jpg.1541/

http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/p1010015-jpg.1542/

http://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/p1010017-jpg.1543/

ecchef
04-23-2014, 06:25 PM
The gloss finish you're getting these days is unbelievable!

Dave Martell
04-23-2014, 06:41 PM
The gloss finish you're getting these days is unbelievable!


Thanks Dave! The pictures look OK but trust me that in person the handles look so much better and the feel is smooth as silk. It's been awhile since I've been this happy with the results I'm getting so having you comment really makes my day. :)

What I'm doing is finishing the handles to a high gloss by hand and then applying a blend of polymerizing oils in several layers to get the look I'm after. This has taken me about 6 months worth of rehandle work to figure out and I'm just starting to get something I feel is good. I'm after a waterproof, durable, permanent finish.

There are some woods that this won't work on (like ironwood) so for that I use a non-drying oil satin finish instead. I may also chose not to go with the high shine on some other woods too (like thuya burl) and I'll either do the satin ironwood thing or a combo of the two. It comes down to sometimes some woods look better satin low gloss where others look good high gloss.