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andre s
03-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Hey all,
Recently got my first nakiri. It's a Masakage Yuki, white #2, clad. Since the stock handle wasn't the best and i hadn't run my power tools in a few months, i decided to finally scratch an itch i had . My first re-handle was a Wa (almost a year ago!) and since then i had only done westerns. i was also eager to try an etch for the first time. I found a detailed "how-to" from Dave that was, of course, quite useful...ferric chloride and vinegar.
The handle is african blackwood with maple ferrule. Copper spacer.
i tried a mortised handle this time which was a bit trickier than the doweled technique on the first. i didn't get the tenon perfectly shaped for the mortise as you may be able to see below.
In any event...always fun!
all criticism is welcome!
thanks again
-Andre

before
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/mas-1_zps5e7c658c.jpg

after
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/mas-2_zps3b658a85.jpg

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/mas-4_zpsa5945b06.jpg

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/mas-3_zps5bf8e3e3.jpg

http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t542/ezthequeen/mas-5_zps7e1ae93c.jpg

MowgFace
03-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Looks great to me! Handle looks slick, and the Etch looks sweet! Great contrast


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knyfeknerd
03-13-2014, 01:40 AM
Looks good Andre. You can always get some dye(specially formulated) for your epoxy to match the color of the wood on the ferrule.
Nice etch BTW

icanhaschzbrgr
03-13-2014, 03:33 AM
Nicely done. I couldn't spot any imperfections from these photos. Just a nicely done handle with right size and right shape :)

andre s
03-13-2014, 10:33 PM
hey thanks for comments all!
knerd
I'm currently using an epoxy that's grey (JB Weld). I'm guessing that a dye could only make it darker (which would have worked nicely for this knife...). would you suggest a light epoxy (or maybe clear) for the dye? How would i go about getting a specially formulated dye?
thanks again