View Full Version : First rehandle

02-22-2014, 05:24 AM
Hi guys, after knocking out a sinkbridge a few weeks ago, I decided to have a go at rehandling a cheap (real cheap) knife I had lying around in my garden shed (yep, that cheap!) :D

I cut my own scales from a piece of red iron bark (I think) that I had lying around in my wood shed and some teak which I dyed green for effect (aluminium spacer between the two). Here's a couple of work in progress shots:

Scales roughed out and starting to be glued to blade:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/12691927405_f1e6d9da35_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12691927405/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/12692079353_7756dacbcd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12692079353/)

Handle shaped and teak dyed.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5504/12691923385_da5f1e739e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12691923385/)

Finished product. The teak was finished with super glue and polished and the iron bark was oiled and waxed. Mosaic pin made by me :)
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/12691959595_00926dc173_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12691959595/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/12691917205_8020c3d259_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12691917205/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/12691918985_eee28f98f2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12691918985/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/12692411894_8650d2a3fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_vn/12692411894/)

C&C welcome! I know the f&f is a little rough in places but it's my first effort and I learnt plenty from the experience. It actually looks a lot better in real life. I've got another one on the go already (a reprofiled chefs knife) which I know will be better :)


Brad Gibson
02-22-2014, 05:49 AM
wow. as far as a western rehandle goes I believe you have nailed it.Next time try to not follow the same lines as were on the stock handle. I dont like that it dips near the choil but it looks absolutely beautiful.

Great work and keep it up. I think we have some competition on our hands here. For a first handle this is amazing!

Dream Burls
02-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Excellent job for the first time out. Keep up the good work.

02-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Looks pretty darn good to me!

02-22-2014, 08:39 AM
That is amazing for a first try.

NO ChoP!
02-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Very nice! And the pin is awesome...I am about tired of shelling out $40 for 12" of mosaic! I gotta learn to do that.

02-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Very nice! And the pin is awesome...I am about tired of shelling out $40 for 12" of mosaic! I gotta learn to do that.


Awesome look!

02-22-2014, 11:48 AM
wow! very nice work!

02-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Extrordinary!!! Keep up the good work. :bigeek: :ubersexy:

02-24-2014, 05:03 AM
Nicely done.

02-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Really nice mate.Very impressed that you made the mosaic pin.

02-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Thanks for the positive comments everyone!

@Brad - I agree :-) I followed the same shape of the original handle as I just wanted to see how I went with the actual cutting, fitting, and finishing without adding another layer of complexity. I'm hoping to personalize the next one a bit more.

@Chris - Tell me about it. The price and the lack of local availability of mosaic pins is what lead me to try making my own. It didn't work out exactly as I hoped but, again, it was a great learning experience - the next one should be better.

@Scot - cheers mate, glad you liked it!

All the positive comments encourages me to keep at it - expect to see more from me soon. :-D


02-24-2014, 09:15 AM
That dyed Hulk ferrule, custom mosaic pin and shape together makes for a great first rehandle. I could only image what masterpieces you could done if you use some fancy wood for your next rehandles.

Great start, don't stop!

02-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Very nice! I also REALLY like the pin.


Keith Sinclair
03-26-2014, 01:46 AM
That handle looks great like the combination of materials

03-26-2014, 03:11 AM
Lucky!! You ever take it off any sweet jumps?

03-26-2014, 05:37 AM
Lucky!! You ever take it off any sweet jumps?

Yeah, like three feet that last time! LOL