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mkriggen
02-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Some of you may have noticed that Iíve added a Hobbyist/Craftsman tag to my account. Iíd like to take this opportunity to reintroduce myself and to introduce you all to my new endeavor, Honu Mana Wa Handles. Honu is the Hawaiian word for the sea turtle, which is a symbol of peace, good luck, humility, and long life. Mana refers to spiritual energy.

Iíve been working on my handles for about eight months now and I feel Iíve gotten to the point that Iím comfortable sharing them with the rest of you. All of my handles are constructed with internal dowels securing the ferrules and end caps, and are hand sanded and polished to 8000 grit (1micron). I will not be taking custom orders, but I am open to ďrequestsĒ. If there is something youíre interested in let me know. If it sounds interesting Iíll put something together and give you first option, but no commitment on anybodyís part. Now, a few photos (Iím only showing the successes of course)

My first handle was this one made of amboyna burl and Gabon ebony. I chose to mount it on a deba for the simple reason that I made the tang hole too damn big to fit on anything else.
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My next attempt was two matching sets for my Yoshikane nakiri and gyuto. One set was amboyna burl with Malaysian blackwood and the other was afzalia xylay with dyed maple. Choosing which set to use was no problem because the afzalia xylay came out orange and boring (I also made the holes too big againÖsigh).

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Be well,
Mikey

CoqaVin
02-27-2014, 10:55 AM
good looking handles man!

icanhaschzbrgr
02-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Finally Mikey!

Awesome handles! I'd need to check if there are any flights from SPb to Hawaii. Need to spend some time there learning from you and Stefan :)

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 11:15 AM
These next two are cocobola and dyed maple with fiber spacers.
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At the same time I did two paring/petty sized ones. This one is amboyna (I really like amboyna) and desert ironwood.
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I did this one out of amboyna and kingwood (decided I wasnít real fond of the kingwood, oh well) for my Takeda ko-bunka. I relieved the underside of the ferrule to make it more comfortable to use a pinch grip when working on the board.
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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 11:28 AM
I finished up this set with another large handle in Philippine ebony and amboyna.
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More to come...

Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
02-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Nice work, Mikey, congrats to the new status. Funny, some time ago I had been thinking that I should maybe develop a 'brand' or give this a name, use a symbol/icon etc., and it definitely also would have been a honu.

Stefan

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
I changed a few things for this next set. I changed the proportions a little bit, made sure I was more consistent on the side bevels, and gave up on doing faceted end bevels.

Large gyuto handles in Philippine ebony w/amboyna, red mallee w/African blackwood spacer and snakewood ferrule, and chechen rosewood w/cocobolo.
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Still more coming...

Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Matching pair in amboyna w/Philippine ebony.
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Be well,
Mikey

erikz
02-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Looks lovely Mike!

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Mid sized handle in amboyna w/Philippine ebony and two small ones in amboyna w/desert ironwood and Philippine ebony w/amboyna (did I mention that I like amboyna?).
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Be well,
Mikey

Burl Source
02-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Great looking handles.
Good, tight joints and excellent finish.

apicius9
02-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Ever thought of using amboyna? ;)

Stefan

steelcity
02-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Nothing wrong with amboyna. I love it.

brianh
02-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Do all of the handles you make taper towards the ferrule?

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 04:04 PM
You might call this last set my final development set. I tweaked the dimensions again and switched to a Tung oil finish (I had been using teak oil, but it doesnít work well with multiple coats).

Stabilized spalted mango w/dyed black ash ferrules and caps, and bakelite spacers.
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Red mallee (filled the cracks with turquoise powder) w/dyed black ash spaced and ironwood ferrule.

Stabilized koa with spalted mango ferrule and bakelite spacers.
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Amboyna w/pollyanna and amboyna w/ironwood (you didn't think we were going to get through a set without some amboyna, did you?).
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That's it for now. I should be finishing up a new set in the next couple of days. Thanks for looking, and please feel free to respond with any suggestions , critiques, or smart-assed comments you feel are called for.

Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Lets try these two again....

Stabilized spalted mango w/dyed black ash ferrules and caps, and bakelite spacers.
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Much better:biggrin:

Be well,
Mike

mkriggen
02-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Do all of the handles you make taper towards the ferrule?

Pretty much, yeah. I taper the squared up blank from back to front (about 3mm for a large gyuto handle) before doing the side bevels, then I taper in the ferrule from the front spacer after doing the side bevels. The amount of taper on the ferrule varies depending on the type of knife I have in mind when I make it. If it's for a gyuto it's going to have a pretty strong taper, if it's for a suji it'll have much less. I'm finishing up a couple of suji handles in the next couple of days, you'll be able to see the difference when I post them.

Be well,
Mikey

Bill13
02-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Those are some seriously killer handles! I share your enthusiasm for amboyna.

GLE1952
03-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Very Impressive Mikey.

Glen

mkriggen
03-02-2014, 07:14 PM
Thank you to everyone for your kind words.

Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Large gyuto handle. Desert ironwood with velvet tamarind ferrule and end cap and blue bakelite spacers. I used powdered turquoise to fill the cracks in the velvet tamarind and for the Honu inlay on the end cap. This was my first attempt at inlaying my logo on the end cap, later ones came out better.

Measurements:

Height @end cap 28mm
@front of ferrule 26mm

Width @end cap 24.5mm
@front spacer 22mm
@front of ferrule 17mm

Length 144mm

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-02-2014, 09:26 PM
This one is also intended for a large gyuto. Live end velvet tamarind with spalted maple ferrule and blue bakelite spacer.

Height @ tail end 28.5mm
@ front of ferrule 25.5mm

Width @ tail end 25mm
@ front spacer 22mm
@ front of ferrule 17mm

length 146mm

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-03-2014, 12:31 AM
Here's a couple of the handles I posted on Thursday mounted up on two of my personal knives:

Koa and spalted mango on Takeda 240 kiritsuke gyuto
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Amboyna burl and desert ironwood on Masakage 130 ko-bunka
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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Large handle for 240 or larger gyuto. Amboyna burl with desert ironwood ferrule and end cap with blue bakelite spacers. Honu logo on the end cap is inlayed with powdered turquoise (came out much better then the last one:D).

Height @ end cap- 27.5mm
@ front end of ferrule- 25mm

Width @ end cap- 24.5mm
@ front spacer- 22mm
@ front end of ferrule- 17mm

Length- 144mm

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Be well,
Mikey

CoqaVin
03-03-2014, 06:22 PM
feeling that turquoise mike

Burl Source
03-03-2014, 07:53 PM
I like the turquoise turtle as well.

mkriggen
03-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Here's a slimmer handle for a suji. Would also be good for a smaller gyuto if you like slimmer handles. Philippine ebony with desert ironwood ferrule and white marbled bakelite spacer and end cap.

Height @end cap- 21.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 19.5mm

Width @ end cap- 20mm
@ front spacer- 18mm
@ front of ferrule- 15mm

Length- 141.5mm

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Be well,
Mikey

icanhaschzbrgr
03-04-2014, 01:33 AM
That last one is really awesome!

And because your logo turtles carry a coffee bean on their back I would unofficially call your handles Coffee Turtles ;)

mkriggen
03-04-2014, 01:33 AM
Last one for this week, another big gyuto handle. Spalted maple with amboyna ferrule and end cap with blue bakelite spacers.

Height @ end cap- 28mm
@ front end of ferrule- 26mm

Width @ end cap- 24.5mm
@ front spacer- 21.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 15.5mm

Length- 144.5mm

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Be well,
Mikey

erikz
03-04-2014, 02:58 AM
I love that tamarind handle Mike - seems to still be alive :)
And I love your style in general. Very natural looking!!!

mkriggen
03-04-2014, 01:14 PM
Thank you erikz, one of the reasons I hand sand my handles is that it gives them a softer look with no sharp corners.

Be well,
Mikey

erikz
03-04-2014, 04:55 PM
The word I was looking for in my previous post is that they look organic. Almost as if the wood is still alive and breathing.
Thanks again for sharing!

420layersofdank
03-04-2014, 11:17 PM
are any of these handles for sale?

mkriggen
03-04-2014, 11:56 PM
Yes, all of the handles from post #21 onward are available. PM me if you are interested.

Be well,
Mikey

ecchef
03-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Looking good Mike!

mkriggen
03-18-2014, 04:06 PM
This is a large gyuto handle in brown mallee burl with red mallee ferrule and end cap, with red bakelite spacers. In addition to my usual taper on the sides of the ferrule, I also did a small taper on the top and bottom (ala fish:)). The Honu inlay and crack filler is purple sugilite.

Height:
@ end cap- 27.5mm
@ front spacer- 26.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 23.5mm

Width:
@ end cap- 25mm
@ front spacer- 22.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 19mm

Length- 143mm

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-18-2014, 04:19 PM
Large handle in stabilized maple burl with pollyanna (wild almond) ferrule and end cap and white marbled bakelite spacers. Honu inlay is crushed pearl. This handle is a little more conventional in that it lacks my usual secondary taper on the ferrule.

Height: 26.5mm/24.5mm
Width: 24.5mm/21mm
Length: 143mm

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Be well,
Mikey

Chefu
03-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Really nice looking handles!

Erilyn75
03-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Gorgeous! Love the turquoise and logo ;)

Bill13
03-20-2014, 07:18 AM
That maple burl is outstanding, and the pollyanna is not to shabby either. I like the taper on the mallee, just a hair more and that is what I am looking for.

ShaggySean
03-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Nice work you're handles look amazing

mkriggen
03-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Thank you all for your kind words. I should have a few more ready to post this evening.

Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-22-2014, 02:49 AM
This is a handle I made for my personal 240 Shig suji. It's snakewood with an African blackwood ferrule and a white marbled bakelite spacer bookended with M3 nickel/silver spacers. The 'Honu' is inlayed with crushed pearl. I'm not entirely happy with the way the M3 spacers polished up, but this is the first time I've used them so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Overall though, I'm pretty happy with the finished product.

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Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
03-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Nice piece, Mikey. The M3 never polishes quite as the real thing. Using that fine polish they include or a plastic polish helps a little bit, but you will notice the difference.

Stefan

mkriggen
03-22-2014, 03:08 AM
This is what I would consider a medium handle, good for a nakiri, smaller gyuto, or a 240 suji if you like a smaller handle. It's made of desert ironwood and African blackwood, with blue bakelite spacers. There is no secondary taper on the ferrule of this handle.

Height:
@ end cap- 24.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 23mm

Width:
@ end cap- 21.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 17.5mm

Length- 144mm

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
03-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Nice piece, Mikey. The M3 never polishes quite as the real thing. Using that fine polish they include or a plastic polish helps a little bit, but you will notice the difference.

Stefan

Yeah, kinda what I figured. Unfortunately I don't really have the right sander to work with the real thing right now. Soon though, soon.:waiting:

Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
03-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Just don't buy a cheap sander... Too bad you live Kona side. I applied for a job on the wet side at UH Hilo. We could have shared tools otherwise ;) But not likely I will get the job anyway.

Stefan

mkriggen
03-22-2014, 03:39 AM
You never know, almost every job I've had in the last 15 years has been unexpected. I'm getting by with a cheap Porter-Cable combo 8"disc/4" belt sander right now. Plan on getting a 12" disc in near future. Do you use a disc sander or a belt sander when shaping handles with metal components?

Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
03-22-2014, 04:32 AM
Both, I have a Jet 6x48 with a 9" disc and an extra cheaper 12" disc. Usually have the 9" on 90* to square things and the 12" varies for starting octagon sides etc. 2 disc sanders is great. But if I had to do it again, I would get the larger Jet 6x48/12" combo - more power, more stable, larger disc. Oh, and much more cash... :(

Stefan

P.S. 2 discs is great because you don't have to adjust the angles all the time, but I still do 90% of the work on the belt.

icanhaschzbrgr
03-22-2014, 06:08 AM
P.S. 2 discs is great because you don't have to adjust the angles all the time, but I still do 90% of the work on the belt.
I knew I was missing something obviousÖ completely forgot I can adjust angle on my disk sander. So far I did all the shaping "freehand" with standard 90 degree table angle :bashhead:

apicius9
03-22-2014, 07:05 AM
I knew I was missing something obviousÖ completely forgot I can adjust angle on my disk sander. So far I did all the shaping "freehand" with standard 90 degree table angle :bashhead:

LOL, I went through a few years of trial and error, and I still sometimes see things that are so easy and I just hadn't thought of them. Depending on the material and the number I am working on, I start the angles on the disc sander table or the band saw, just to get them approximately right, and then finish by hand on the belt. I don't really care whether they are exactly 45* as long as they are all reasonably symmetrical.

Stefan

Bill13
03-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Mikey, Did you get any of dream burls 25% off amybona?

mkriggen
03-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Bill, yes I did, check your inbox.

Be well,
Mikey

android
03-26-2014, 05:47 PM
your handles are all outstanding, great work and thanks for sharing!

keithsaltydog
03-29-2014, 09:03 PM
Man Mike some really nice handles.I like your understated style.Beautiful.

Lefty
03-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Just picked up a 12" disc, myself....

Mikey, your work is edging gorgeous!

mkriggen
04-10-2014, 12:32 AM
This is a large(ish) handle made out of two of my favorite woods, amboyna burl and Philippine ebony. I got this piece of amboyna from Craig Stevens and the pictures do not do it justice (my camera kinda sucks:(). The spacers are M3 nickle/silver. In addition to the side taper on the ferrule there is also a slight vertical taper.

Height:
@ end cap- 28mm
@ front spacer- 26.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 24mm

Width:
@ end cap- 25mm
@ front spacer- 23mm
@ front of ferrule- 18mm

Length- 143mm

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
04-10-2014, 12:48 AM
I apologize in advance for the crappy pictures, the sun was setting and my camera sucks. This is a medium sized handle made of spalted mango and monkey pod, with white marbled bakelite spacers. Unfortunately, the "Honu" inlay didn't come out very well on this one.

Height:
@ end cap-24mm
@ front of ferrule- 22mm

Width:
@ end cap- 21.5mm
@ front spacer- 18.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 15.5mm

Length- 138mm

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Be well,
Mikey

erikz
04-10-2014, 04:11 AM
Again two gorgeous handles Mike!

Chefu
04-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Nice work -- love the amboyna and ebony!

Lefty
04-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Beautiful! By the way, last post I made was "edging gorgeous". It was supposed to read, "EFFING gorgeous". There, that's better. :)

mkriggen
04-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Beautiful! By the way, last post I made was "edging gorgeous". It was supposed to read, "EFFING gorgeous". There, that's better. :)

LOL:lol2:, That does alter the meaning a little, doesn't it.

Mahalo,
Mikey

Steve_P
04-26-2014, 09:34 PM
First time making handles, after a few days of mistakes i was able to get a nice result. I am however having trouble posting images :P so you'll have to take my word for it

mkriggen
04-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Bro, if you only had a few days of making mistakes you're doing pretty good!. However, once you get the pics figured out you might want to post them in the "Show your handiwork" forum. This forum is for registered "hobbyist/craftsman" to show their work:D

Be well,
Mikey

Steve_P
04-27-2014, 09:56 PM
very true! sorry i had a bunch of tabs open so i posted this under the wrong section.

Cheers!
Steve

mkriggen
05-10-2014, 09:34 PM
Medium/large handle made of brown mallee burl with redwood ferrule and end cap and blue bakelite spacers. The 'Honu' inlay is crushed lapis.

height:
@ end cap- 27.5mm
@ front spacer- 25mm
@ front of ferrule- 22mm

Width:
@ end cap- 23.5mm
@ front spacer- 20.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 17.5mm

Length- 142mm

Weight- 68g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Pollyanna (wild almond) burl with stabilized spalted maple ferrulle and black fiber spacer. 'Honu' inlay is crushed snowflake obsidian.

height:
@ end cap- 27mm
@ front of ferrule- 23.5mm

Width:
@ end cap- 23.5mm
@ front spacer- 20.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 17.5mm

Length- 144mm

Weight- 65g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-10-2014, 09:52 PM
Another Hawaiian special. Stabilized spalted koa with stabilized mango ferrule and black and grey fiber spacers. 'Honu' inlay is turquoise.

height:
@ end cap- 26mm
@ front of ferrule- 23mm

Width:
@ end cap- 23mm
@ front spacer- 20.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 18mm

Length- 146mm

Weight- 64g


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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-10-2014, 10:00 PM
I think this one would be great for a suji. Stabilized black and white ebony with Gabon ebony ferrule and end cap. Spacers are white marbled bakelite and 'Honu' inlay is crushed pearl.

height:
@ end cap- 25mm
@ front of ferrule- 22mm

Width:
@ end cap- 22mm
@ front of ferrule- 18mm

Length- 144.5mm

Weight- 61g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-12-2014, 02:46 PM
This a medium/large handle with a live end. Body is velvet tamerand with a desert ironwood ferrule and M3 mokume spacer. The cracks in the body are filled with powdered M3 black titanium.

height:
@ tail end- 24.5mm
@ front spacer- 23mm
@ front of ferrule- 21mm


Width:
@ tail end- 22mm
@ front spacer- 20mm
@ front of ferrule- 17.5mm


Length:
Top- 155mm
Bottom- 137mm


Weight- 54g

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Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
05-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Some nice pieces and clean work, Mikey.

Stefan

mkriggen
05-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Some nice pieces and clean work, Mikey.

Stefan

Thank you Stefan, means alot to me coming from you.

Be well,
Mikey

erikz
05-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Again heaps of beautiful stuff!

mkriggen
05-22-2014, 04:03 AM
I'm calling this the Unicorn handle because that's just what it makes me think of when I look at it. The body is made from a wild looking piece of dyed and stabilized box elder I picked up from Craig Stevens. The ferrule and end cap are M3 mokume and the spacers are white marbled bakelite. 'Honu' inlay is crushed pearl. I made this handle rather large because...well, it just needed to be. I apologize for the quality of the pics, they really don't do justice to the colors in this.

height:
@ end cap- 26mm
@ front spacer- 24.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 23.5mm

Width:
@ end cap- 24mm
@ front spacer- 21.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 20mm

Length- 151mm

Weight- 67g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-22-2014, 04:17 AM
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this blank when I got it back from being stabilized. I asked for it to be dyed "deep red", so of course it came back pink...sigh. Then my sister bought a new condo and I figured she could use a nice knife as a house warming gift. Granted, it aint no Hello Kitty, but I give you "The Pink Lady"...




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Be well,
Mikey

erikz
05-22-2014, 04:30 AM
Beautiful stuff once again Mikey!

icanhaschzbrgr
05-22-2014, 05:23 AM
Pink is really nice, Mikey! Top class

daddy yo yo
05-22-2014, 06:15 AM
If your sister can't stand pink I am man enough to take that one! LOVE it!!!

I so hope she doesn't like it... :D

mkriggen
05-23-2014, 12:06 AM
Thank you friends for the kind words. Got another one for you. Medium sized handle made from stabilized spalted mango with stabilized koa ferrule and end cap and bakelite spacers. 'Honu' inlay is crushed lapis.


height:
@ end cap- 24mm
@ front of ferrule- 22.5mm


Width:
@ end cap- 21.5mm
@ front spacer- 19.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 17mm


Length- 139mm


Weight- 50g


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A hui hou,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-26-2014, 08:01 PM
This a large handle made of stabilized amboyna burl and california buckeye. 'Honu' inlay is crushed turquoise. This is also my first posting using my new camera:D.



height:
@ end cap- 28mm
@ front spacer- 26mm
@ front of ferrule- 23.5mm


Width:
@ end cap- 24.5mm
@ front spacer- 22.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 20.5mm


Length- 144.5mm


Weight- 77g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Medium sized handle made of stabilized California buckeye with desert ironwood ferrule and end cap and bakelite spacers. The 'Honu' inlay is crushed lapis. The surface voids in the buckeye are also filled with crushed lapis.




height:
@ end cap- 24mm
@ front of ferrule- 22.5mm


Width:
@ end cap- 22mm
@ front spacer- 19.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 17mm


Length- 139.5mm


Weight- 51g


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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
05-26-2014, 09:15 PM
This one is going out to a forum member. It's made from spalted brown mallee burl with amboyna ferrule and end cap and bakelite spacers. The 'Honu' inlay is crushed lapis.


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Be well,
Mikey

erikz
05-27-2014, 03:52 AM
The burl ferrule and end cap on the last handle are really nice Mike.

daveb
05-27-2014, 02:45 PM
I like the "Honu" inlays a lot. Is there a history behind it?

knyfeknerd
05-27-2014, 03:10 PM
Lookin' good as usual Mikey.

mkriggen
05-27-2014, 03:12 PM
I like the "Honu" inlays a lot. Is there a history behind it?

The Honu (Hawai'ian for sea turtle) is a symbol of peace, good luck, humility, and long life.

Be well,
Mikey

Guss2
06-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Hey Mikey, you got any new handles coming? Gary

mkriggen
06-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Hey Mikey, you got any new handles coming? Gary

Why yes I do. I've got a set of six that I just started, I'm hoping to have them done by the end of next week. I will also be doing a WIP thread on one of them.

Be well,
Mikey

Guss2
06-27-2014, 11:27 PM
That's cool man, I'll be keeping my eyes opened for it.

CrisAnderson27
07-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Absolutely STUNNING work Mikey! Very much looking forward to seeing one of these on something of mine :D

ecchef
07-14-2014, 08:49 PM
I have a couple of Mikey's handles. Freakin' gorgeous!

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Sorry it's taken so long to get this next set finished, had to deal with some machinery problems. Anyway, this is a large live end handle made of brown mallee and stabilized Calif buckeye with an M3 spacer bookended by black fiber spacers.

Height:
@ tail end- 26.5mm
@ spacer- 24mm
@ front of ferrule- 21mm

Width:
@ tail end- 25mm
@ spacer- 23mm
@ front of ferrule- 19mm

Length- 161mm

Weight- 77g

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Be well,
mikey

CrisAnderson27
08-03-2014, 02:42 PM
This one is absolutely stunning my friend!!

knyfeknerd
08-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Love this one Mikey. What's it going on?
Or is it up for sale?

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 03:00 PM
This is a small petty handle made from a really nice piece of Desert ironwood. It's really dark but also has some really nice figure. The ferrule and end cap are pollyanna (wild almond) burl with M3 spacers. The 'Honu' inlay is silver dust.

Height:
@ end cap- 20mm
@ front of ferrule- 17.5mm

Width:
@ end cap- 18mm
@ front of ferrule- 17mm

Length- 116mm

Weight- 32g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Large handle made from stabilized Calif buckeye and stabilized amboyna with black fiber spacers. The 'Honu' inlay is turquoise, as is some of the void filler.

Height:
@ end cap- 24mm
@ front of ferrule- 22mm

Width:
@ end cap- 21mm
@ front of ferrule- 18.5mm

Length- 147mm

Weight- 49g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Large handle made from amboyna and Thai rosewood with white marbled bakelite spacers. This is the first time I've used Thai rosewood, I'm not sure if I like it. It's beautiful wood, but can be difficult to machine and sand. The 'Honu' inlay is crushed pearl.

Height:
@ end cap- 24.5mm
@ front spacer- 23mm
@ front of ferrule- 21mm

Width:
@ end cap- 23mm
@ front spacer- 21mm
@ front of ferrule- 19mm

Length- 149mm

Weight- 55g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 04:22 PM
I sized this one for a small to mid-sized petty (150mm range), but it has enough length to work on a 165mm santoku or nakiri if you like a trim handle. Body is amboyna with stabilized gray Calif buckeye ferrule and end cap. 'Honu' inlay is crushed snowflake obsidian.


Height:
@ end cap- 19.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 18mm

Width:
@ end cap- 18.5mm
@ front of ferrule- 16.5mm

Length- 138mm

Weight- 28g

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
08-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Love this one Mikey. What's it going on?
Or is it up for sale?

Thank you Sir, these are all available.


Be well,
Mikey

erikz
08-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Beautiful stuff once again Mikey!

ChuckTheButcher
08-05-2014, 08:57 PM
That is some really beautiful work.

mkriggen
09-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Made this one for a forum members hankotsu. The body is stabilized amboyna burl with an African blackwood ferrule.

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Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
09-11-2014, 07:01 PM
I sized this handle for a medium deba or sabaki. It's made of two toned amboyna burl with a stabilized calif buckeye ferrule and fiber spacers.

Height:
@ tail end- 25.5mm
@ ferrule- 24mm

Width:
@ tail end- 22.5mm
@ ferrule- 20mm

Length- 133mm

Weight- 41g

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Be well,
Mikey

apicius9
09-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Very nice, but have you ever thought about using amboyna burl? ;)

Stefan

mkriggen
09-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Very nice, but have you ever thought about using amboyna burl? ;)

Stefan

I believe that I have mentioned in the past that I kinda like amboyna:D

Be well,
Mikey

mkriggen
09-11-2014, 07:50 PM
This one is for my personal Zakuri sabaki. Stabilized koa with ironwood ferrule and muskox horn spacer.

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Be well,
Mikey

toddnmd
09-11-2014, 08:37 PM
That's awesome. Would love to have a handle like that someday. Three great looks combined.

mkriggen
09-14-2014, 02:33 AM
That's awesome. Would love to have a handle like that someday. Three great looks combined.

Thank you Sir, just let me know when you're ready:D

Be well,
Mikey

icanhaschzbrgr
09-14-2014, 05:12 AM
Koa + ironwood = win!

mark76
09-14-2014, 06:28 AM
Very nice! Combine the amboyna burl/African blackwood ferrule handle with the muskox spacer and you've got exactly my taste :thumbsup: .

Bill13
09-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Mikey,

That amboyna and blackwood is awesome!!!