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12-31-2013, 01:30 AM
My first rehandle attempt of a forgecraft 10 inch chef knife. I now know why people leave it to the professionals. It will be awhile before I try to do one of these bad boys again.

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12-31-2013, 01:32 AM
Looks good to me!

12-31-2013, 01:41 AM
Looks good to me. What's the wood?

Be well,

12-31-2013, 01:52 AM
…don't know why others guys says it's good while it's outstanding! Super nice Forgecraft

12-31-2013, 01:57 AM
The wood is a stabilized maidou scale (?) from jantz. I wanted to go very simple and cheap. I would have spent more money the wood if I had known how long the process was going to take. I thought I ruined the thing about 10 times:scared4:. Rick's rehandle video was my tutorial, extremely helpful.

12-31-2013, 02:08 AM
that's at beaut! great job man

12-31-2013, 02:20 AM
Looks great!

andre s
12-31-2013, 09:43 AM
this looks great!
don't wait too long for the next one...
i can't get enough of seeing people's work
good job

NO ChoP!
12-31-2013, 09:59 AM
Very nice. What tools did you use?

Rehandling can be a very messy and ugly project, until you get that final shape. I get excited as I'm hand sanding; and rubbing the oil finish in releases the beauty of your efforts.

Keep it up!

12-31-2013, 02:26 PM
I used the cheapest sander and drilled press from harbor freight and some belts from amazon. The worst part was drilling the tang, it took FOREVER and I felt like I was getting nowhere.

NO ChoP!
12-31-2013, 03:15 PM
Try heating it with a torch, just until it glows, than dip it in water. The distempering makes it much easier.

12-31-2013, 07:23 PM
that looks really nice to me!

Burl Source
12-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Looks good to me as well.
90% sure the wood is Madrone Burl.

12-31-2013, 10:05 PM
Looks good to me as well.
90% sure the wood is Madrone Burl.

That's what I thought, too, but what do I know... In any case, very nice work on the Forgie!


01-01-2014, 01:38 AM
That looks good. I must have broken like 20 drill bits on my first attempt at rehandling a forgie. It was very frustrating. Yours turned out much better than my first.