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Burl Source
09-07-2011, 01:17 PM
New Contest - Each Month the winner get's to pick out anything they want from the webstore.

Here is how it works;

To enter the contest just post a photo of a knife using Burl Source wood as the handle material. Make 1 post per knife. The post number is your entry number. You can make a new post for each different knife.

Each month on the 1st I will use a random number generator to select the winning post number. Whoever wins gets to pick out anything they like from our webstore.

You are encouraged to post comments on the knives. If the random number generator selects a post number that is a comment instead of an entry I will do it over.

This will be an ongoing contest.
The more different knives you post, the better your chance of winning. Plus, we get to enjoy seeing the photos of your knives and re-handles.

Burl Source
09-07-2011, 01:18 PM
To start things out I will make an entry for Michael Rader with a knife he sent me a photo of. The handle is an unusual type of Koa I had.

http://fototime.com/DE14565AD75AF16/standard.jpg

Burl Source
09-07-2011, 02:47 PM
This is an entry for Butch Harner using Black Palm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/260410_1762725358564_1551997027_31424635_7602214_n .jpg

kalaeb
09-07-2011, 03:55 PM
Crap! Start off with the best, looks like I am out of the running this month.

I will post some pics when I finish some of the ones I have going with your wood.

JohnnyChance
09-07-2011, 04:06 PM
270mm Shigefusa Kasumi Gyuto with Redwood Burl handle by Marko.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ssR5ij6qqFM/TjBBaEaGz1I/AAAAAAAAAx8/EcbVl5r-eM0/s640/IMG_0629.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a6oPJKyGuOE/TjBBayrXPUI/AAAAAAAAAyA/lluzhtCKj4g/s640/IMG_0630.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vjky4nZPmHQ/TjBBjuiD5EI/AAAAAAAAAyc/KXnEWX5MBE0/s640/IMG_0636.JPG

mano
09-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Ironwood with copper spacers on a 270 suji fashioned by kalaeb.
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1921/handle5img0403.jpg

The handle makes using this utilitarian knife a real pleasure. Anything I win goes directly to him.

kalaeb
09-09-2011, 12:52 PM
Wait until I get this one with Burl Source maple burl done....Mark has awesome wood! :D

SpikeC
09-10-2011, 09:00 PM
Some redwood on a honesupetty.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fscXp-LHOGA/Tmv7Hs4dpBI/AAAAAAAAAUA/NrCKo4hH0Ms/s640/IMG_2571.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K2YyJxVgZK0/Tmv7R2jCGxI/AAAAAAAAAUE/w1j-_TNFFhA/s640/IMG_2572.JPG

tgraypots
09-10-2011, 10:25 PM
http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/tomgray/XEcZv3BpgL6F2n5YOXcmHgTrH4NMY1sVA25qYKq5KWA2NP8Rfg EdC5M1y9gI/8-30-11slicer.jpg
both came from burl source.

mhenry
09-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Some redwood on a honesupetty.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fscXp-LHOGA/Tmv7Hs4dpBI/AAAAAAAAAUA/NrCKo4hH0Ms/s640/IMG_2571.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K2YyJxVgZK0/Tmv7R2jCGxI/AAAAAAAAAUE/w1j-_TNFFhA/s640/IMG_2572.JPG

Cool knife! Spike

SpikeC
09-10-2011, 10:47 PM
This one is for Son. The wood really has an iridescence that doesn't show in the image.

sachem allison
09-11-2011, 02:13 AM
This one is for Son. The wood really has an iridescence that doesn't show in the image.

Thanks, Spike I love the redwood reminds me of Coos Bay. cool knife can't wait.

oivind_dahle
09-11-2011, 05:54 AM
http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/gallery/56867/1310900808-1.jpg
I hope Marko makes it with my other burl source this month. If this wins, the price will go to darkhoek :)
And yeah, I have a piece in the making a darkhoek. Just need a blade :P

RRLOVER
09-11-2011, 11:53 AM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/002-47.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/009-27.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/012-14.jpg

Some ringed gingee......I am glad I snagged that block:thumbsup:

tgraypots
09-11-2011, 06:47 PM
very attractive handle. looks comfortable too.

mano
09-12-2011, 07:08 AM
http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/tomgray/XEcZv3BpgL6F2n5YOXcmHgTrH4NMY1sVA25qYKq5KWA2NP8Rfg EdC5M1y9gI/8-30-11slicer.jpg
both came from burl source.

What are the woods?

All posts need to identify the wood!

Salty dog
09-12-2011, 07:11 AM
To start things out I will make an entry for Michael Rader with a knife he sent me a photo of. The handle is an unusual type of Koa I had.

http://fototime.com/DE14565AD75AF16/standard.jpg

Ah, I see Michael has modified his blade profile somewhat. Nice.

tgraypots
09-12-2011, 07:42 AM
What are the woods?

All posts need to identify the wood!

Both are made from unstabeilized maple. After shaping on a bench grinder, I hand sanded up to 400 grit, soaked in linseed oil, then buffed with a cloth loaded with white rouge.

Darkhoek
09-13-2011, 07:26 AM
http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/gallery/56867/1310900808-1.jpg
I hope Marko makes it with my other burl source this month. If this wins, the price will go to darkhoek :)
And yeah, I have a piece in the making a darkhoek. Just need a blade :P

The wood is Burl Source dyed Maple burl with musk ox horn ferrule.

DarKHOeK

Mike Davis
09-14-2011, 03:26 AM
Does this have to be kitchen knives?
I don't have any kitchen stuff finished until after Ashokan...So i will show this instead.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030545.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030560.jpg

As Mark called it....Mutant Redwood Burl!

Mike

JohnnyChance
09-14-2011, 03:33 AM
That mutant Redwood is cool.

Nice hamon Mike.

Andrew H
09-14-2011, 10:56 AM
That hamon is awesome.

Mike Davis
09-14-2011, 10:57 AM
Thanks guys :)

WillC
09-14-2011, 02:22 PM
Really enjoyed working this nice redwood from you Mark! The ferrule is blackwood, spacers are copper/my own mokume/red fiber stuff.
http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy262/catcheside/IMGP1202.jpg

Ratton
09-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Hi There,

Here is my new knife from Del in AEB-L. I ordered the Koa and blackwood from Mark and had him send it directly to Del.

Thanks for the fantastic wood and great service!! :knife:

Burl Source
09-18-2011, 01:52 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1713&d=1316345105

Good looking knives everyone.
Can't wait to see more.

mhenry
09-18-2011, 09:55 PM
My new Takeda.... blackwood ferrule,mammoth ivory spacer, and two tone amboyna, from Mark

Darkhoek
09-19-2011, 06:36 AM
Very cool you kept the free growth burl end B). Beautiful knife and handle.

DarKHoeK

tgraypots
09-19-2011, 11:27 AM
mhenry, I think the handle combination complements the blade as much, if not more, than any knife I've ever seen.

kalaeb
09-19-2011, 11:33 AM
Very cool you kept the free growth burl end B). Beautiful knife and handle.

DarKHoeK

No doubt, I actually really like it, nice work!

mano
09-19-2011, 06:01 PM
Tojiro honesuki with tabilized kao with nickel silver corbys by kalaeb. The suji above is beautiful and this is even nicer. He's clearly getting better with practice and I'm a very fortunate recipient!


http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6891/handlehonesuki2.jpg
]http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5263/handlehonesuki3.jpg
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8798/handlehonesuki7.jpg[

mano
09-19-2011, 06:01 PM
Carbonext 240 guyoto maple burl with stainless corbey rivets. This a stunner in person, too bad my photography skills suck.

]http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4088/handlecarbonext4.jpg[
]http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6577/handlecarbonext5.jpg[/URL]

tgraypots
09-22-2011, 08:48 PM
http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/tomgray/v5wiYSbl0ioBdLd2rZktXPYKLv6O6i4E0Mh7gRZz3Gnnjanc7o aapCfHupe6/9-22-11kiritsuke-yo-gyuto02.jpg
My first attempt at a knife that somewhat resembles a gyuto.....a kiritsuke-shaped yo gyuto. It still needs thinning and some scratch removal, but I'm satisfied with it for my first attempt. 1080 steel, heat treated here at home, and a pair of ebony scales from Burl Source.

mhenry
09-22-2011, 11:40 PM
Tojiro honesuki with tabilized kao with nickel silver corbys by kalaeb. The suji above is beautiful and this is even nicer. He's clearly getting better with practice and I'm a very fortunate recipient!


http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6891/handlehonesuki2.jpg
]http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5263/handlehonesuki3.jpg
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8798/handlehonesuki7.jpg[

Beautiful work Kalaeb

RRLOVER
09-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Carbonext 240 guyoto maple burl with stainless corbey rivets. This a stunner in person, too bad my photography skills suck.

]http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4088/handlecarbonext4.jpg[
]http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6577/handlecarbonext5.jpg[/URL]

Does this wood have a finish on it,'cause this baby really shines:thumbsup:

mano
09-23-2011, 10:45 AM
Yep, both have finishes. The suji doesn't but it's beautiful too.

sachem allison
09-23-2011, 06:40 PM
http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/tomgray/v5wiYSbl0ioBdLd2rZktXPYKLv6O6i4E0Mh7gRZz3Gnnjanc7o aapCfHupe6/9-22-11kiritsuke-yo-gyuto02.jpg
My first attempt at a knife that somewhat resembles a gyuto.....a kiritsuke-shaped yo gyuto. It still needs thinning and some scratch removal, but I'm satisfied with it for my first attempt. 1080 steel, heat treated here at home, and a pair of ebony scales from Burl Source.

I like it, it's rustic. good job

obtuse
09-29-2011, 08:15 PM
Here's the Gyuto with ringed gidgee Dave just made for me.
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1816&d=1317308706

Burl Source
09-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Beautiful knives you guys.
1st drawing will be tomorrow afternoon.

Burl Source
10-01-2011, 07:52 PM
For the October 1st drawing the winning post was #6.
Mano was the winner but in his post he said if he wins the prize goes to Kalaeb.

Congratulations Kalaeb

You get to pick out any piece you want from my webstore.
Send me a PM and I will tell you how to claim your prize.

Next drawing will be the 1st of November.
Plenty of time to post new knife photos using Burl Source wood.

Pensacola Tiger
10-01-2011, 10:28 PM
Congratulations! Pick out a nice piece of wood, and we'll all wait to see what you do with it.

kalaeb
10-01-2011, 11:26 PM
Sweet. Thanks Mark! I look forward to using more of your wood. Its been a gem to work with.

mano
10-02-2011, 09:51 AM
Congrats Matt!

Mark, may I resubmit the two knives that didn't win for next month's drawing?

Burl Source
10-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Congrats Matt!

Mark, may I resubmit the two knives that didn't win for next month's drawing?

The thread will be ongoing.
You can post "New Knives" that have not been posted yet.

SpikeC
10-02-2011, 03:33 PM
Well then...........https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tgiR7l0ymBQ/ToeVlmXlRpI/AAAAAAAAAUg/cdg-0h3uWlM/IMG_2584.JPG

Burl Source
10-10-2011, 11:38 PM
More photos.......... please?
Since I don't get to keep the wood for myself,
my fun comes from seeing what you guys make with it.

Spike,
Your photo is bugging me.
Are you sure I didn't send a piece of spalted oak by mistake?
In this photo the grain really looks like oak.

HHH Knives
10-10-2011, 11:49 PM
Well then...........https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tgiR7l0ymBQ/ToeVlmXlRpI/AAAAAAAAAUg/cdg-0h3uWlM/IMG_2584.JPG

I really like the S makers mark and matching pin.. Very classy!! Oh yea, That burl look good too! lol

SpikeC
10-10-2011, 11:56 PM
Frankly, I can't make out any grain at all in this piece. It has so much stuff going on that I can't tell what it is!

HHH Knives
10-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Koa handle. Chef knife. This stuff is exceptional! Thanks Mark..

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1950&d=1318338796

mhenry
10-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Spalted Maple/ Mammoth Ivory/Amboyna
Thanks Mark

tgraypots
10-16-2011, 10:29 AM
gorgeous

Mike Davis
10-16-2011, 10:23 PM
That looks amazing!

mhenry
10-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Thanks Mike and Tom, I am happy with the way the handle turned out, and I love the knife, but I am kinda doubting the two togeather.

tgraypots
10-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Mike, I'm curious -- what about the combo doesn't work for you? We all have our aesthetic likes and dislikes, and I'm just wondering...

mhenry
10-18-2011, 04:42 PM
I am having a hard time explaining what it is that I'm doubting. Think it is that the handle is a little too busy with all the color changes

JohnnyChance
10-20-2011, 03:26 AM
I've tried 3 times to get a good photo of this thing, but nothing is doing this wood justice. Stabilized and dyed sycamore. It was on sale when I grabbed a block I had to have, and added it in since I was already paying to ship one piece. It looks great, especially with the copper liner and copper in the mosaic pin. Mostly purple, with tan, copper and teal bits.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I_NEtioNJX0/Tp-eskfkaCI/AAAAAAAABIc/E9w890Sam10/s912/IMG_1110.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lTZPp4XcMIQ/Tp-exswF4II/AAAAAAAABIk/xLI6opiZUt0/s912/IMG_1116.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hzAQB3VvOa4/Tp-e8dHxBXI/AAAAAAAABIs/IrxOAYPDPUs/s912/IMG_1119.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f64dI1At-zY/Tp-fKQVcPhI/AAAAAAAABI0/g6syrB1nc_g/s912/IMG_1120.JPG

Still not quite doing it justice. Maybe Kalaeb can comment on how it looks in person:


It's close, rough shaping it done, mosaic inserted, now it's just hand sanding. I have to admit I was not sure the copper and purple were going to look good, but now that I see it put together...it looks really good.

If for any reason you don't like the knife, I will gladly buy it and use it myself, lol.

Haha, see? It looks great. The handle and knife feels much better too. I thought the original Tojiro handle was pretty wimpy and the bigger handle adds some nice stability. Thanks so much for your excellent work Matt.

kalaeb
10-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Nice pics John. I am glad you took some because I forgot. The wood is beautiful, I hope it works well for you.

tgraypots
10-20-2011, 01:22 PM
That's some fine looking stuff! I picked up 3 pairs sycamore scales a while back, and can only hope they look this good when done.

tk59
10-21-2011, 11:45 AM
I've tried 3 times to get a good photo of this thing, but nothing is doing this wood justice...Take a picture outside with natural light. All of my indoor pics turn out crappy.

Twistington
10-22-2011, 11:57 AM
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6413/brlsrchiro240.jpg
Desert ironwood burl: not 100% yet... found an internal crack and managed to scratch the bolster by accident with a file, so i'll have to take care of that some day. :)

Burl Source
10-22-2011, 02:00 PM
Desert ironwood burl: not 100% yet... found an internal crack and managed to scratch the bolster by accident with a file, so i'll have to take care of that some day. :)
With Ironwood there will almost always be some checks or voids. CA glue works good for small fills.
Beautiful knife. Would be fun to see more photos.

Harald,
OOOOOOH BABY! That looks good.

ecchef
10-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Nice job, Twisty. I like the pale liners and smooth contours.

Burl Source
10-22-2011, 09:31 PM
Nice job, Twisty. I like the pale liners and smooth contours.

I agree about the light color liners.
Gives the handle a classy refined look.

Dave Martell
10-22-2011, 09:44 PM
There's some nice looking handle and saya work being shown in this thread.....oh and the wood ain't bad either. :)

RRLOVER
10-23-2011, 04:50 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/002-52.jpg


Some ringed gingee...... I love this stuff!!!!

SpikeC
10-23-2011, 10:04 PM
I am sooo lucky that this is a random drawing!

mhenry
10-23-2011, 10:07 PM
I am sooo lucky that this is a random drawing!

+1

Burl Source
11-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Sorry I am a day late with the drawing.
The winning number is post #46
Congratulations Spike
You might want to wait a few days before selecting your prize from the webstore. I should be finished restocking and posting the new stuff some time this weekend.

Send me a PM and I will tell you how to claim your prize.

Eamon Burke
11-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Congrats spike!

SpikeC
11-02-2011, 08:47 PM
Woo-Hoo!! Now I gotta make more knives!!

Thanks Mark!

mhenry
11-06-2011, 01:29 AM
Think I will enter this one for November. Two tone Amboyna/ Mammoth Ivory / Blackwood

kalaeb
11-06-2011, 01:49 AM
Think I will enter this one for November. Two tone Amboyna/ Mammoth Ivory / Blackwood

This is one of my favorites! I have said it once, but I will say it again...well done!

mhenry
11-06-2011, 07:27 AM
Think I will enter this one for November. Two tone Amboyna/ Mammoth Ivory / Blackwood

Hey Mark, Sorry I had a brain fart, I already entered this one earlier I forgot Maybe Dave can delete it

Burl Source
11-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Hey Mark, Sorry I had a brain fart, I already entered this one earlier I forgot Maybe Dave can delete it

That's OK.
I like this photo the best for showing the natural end on the handle.

mhenry
11-06-2011, 09:03 PM
That's OK.
I like this photo the best for showing the natural end on the handle.

Cool Mark, I will try to throw something togeather to enter for the November drawing. Thanks

mano
11-09-2011, 03:39 PM
It's been a while since I checked this thread. What a treat for the eyes! Great wood working with some beautiful wood.

mhenry
11-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Cool Mark, I will try to throw something togeather to enter for the November drawing. Thanks

Got this one thown togeather. Its Spalted Oak Bunion/Copper/Cocobolo Burl on my 280mm Takeda

SpikeC
11-20-2011, 02:33 PM
Beautiful handle, monster knife!

Burl Source
11-20-2011, 02:38 PM
Beautiful handle, monster knife!
My thoughts exactly.

Burl Source
11-20-2011, 05:09 PM
I am posting this knife with Dave's permission.
If this post wins in the drawing, the prize will go to the owner of the knife, stopbarking.

I think Dave did a great job with this strange looking piece of wood. He makes it look pretty.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2468&d=1321737335
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2475&d=1321737412

mhenry
11-20-2011, 07:18 PM
That is purdy.

Burl Source
12-02-2011, 02:37 PM
I lost track of the date so I am a day late with the drawing. Sorry

This month's winning number is Post #62
Congratulations Twistington

Send me a PM and I will give you instructions how to redeem your prize.

mhenry
12-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Really, I lost again DAMN!
Congrats Twistington

Twistington
12-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Way too happy, i just found an excuse to order a new knife to rehandle. :D

mhenry : Thanks! Your time will come! :)

Mike Davis
12-05-2011, 08:04 PM
I finally have one to add! And it's a kitchen knife!!!
Wood is Blister Koa with Ebony ferrule and buttcap, SS spacers.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030776.jpg

SpikeC
12-05-2011, 08:12 PM
Apologies for the crappy image, I will try to improve.
This is Burl Source stabilized Redwood. Cast bronze bolster (it has a ruby set in the top of the bolster)



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2iIOSjlR-Rs/Tt1brTXrR_I/AAAAAAAAAWM/MD3SNYXppMY/s912/IMG_2595.JPG

obtuse
12-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Konosuke HD with blister koa, Dave's handy work.

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2898&d=1323545954

riverie
12-14-2011, 01:58 AM
This is my nenox 240suji rehandled by Dave, i got the wood from Mark...it's a two toned redwood. Beautiful wood and great execution by Dave.
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/p1010001.jpg?t=1323840720
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/P1010003.jpg?t=1323841562

Rio

JohnnyChance
12-14-2011, 05:17 AM
Wow, that is one of the best looking nenox handles I have seen. Nice work Dave, congrats Rio.

Mike Davis
12-18-2011, 01:13 AM
Damn Dave....Very well done! Makes me want to buy a knife to have you rehandle!

oivind_dahle
12-19-2011, 07:45 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ysf5PIklwOw/Tu--AOp0RyI/AAAAAAAAAXU/UOYkUiWk0rs/s1600/Vic+handle+1.jpg

If I win, the price goes to Harald :)

kalaeb
12-19-2011, 07:47 PM
OD is that maple or ironwood? Beautiful work!

maxim
12-20-2011, 07:30 AM
Is it ok with razors ?
Just made my first scales from Maple burl :biggrin:

3204

3205

mano
12-20-2011, 09:08 AM
Another from kaelaeb, who continues to grow as a handle maker. Ironwood burl on Ittosai 240 gyuto:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1766/ittosai.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/ittosai.jpg/)


http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7893/ittosai3.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/ittosai3.jpg/)


http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6562/ittosai2.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/ittosai2.jpg/)


There are some particularly magnificent handles this month!

El Pescador
12-22-2011, 03:46 AM
Dave's latest and greatest rehandle:
3228

Mike Davis
12-22-2011, 01:02 PM
Ok i have one also! Petty with spalted maple burl from Mark
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030797.jpg

Burl Source
01-02-2012, 06:01 PM
This month's drawing winning post is #51 mHenry
Congratulations
Send me a PM and I will tell you how to pick out your prize.
Might want to give me a few days to get all the new stuff posted.

kalaeb
01-03-2012, 12:06 AM
nice Mike, good time to win too with all the new wood.

Mike Davis
01-03-2012, 02:30 PM
I get the first of the year post? Ok...Mark's Redwood Burl and A. Blackwood
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030813.jpg

mhenry
01-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Cool!!! I just saw this, Thanks Mark




This month's drawing winning post is #51 mHenry
Congratulations
Send me a PM and I will tell you how to pick out your prize.
Might want to give me a few days to get all the new stuff posted.

tgraypots
01-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Here are a pair of parers utilizing Mark's white oak bunion. Mark, I hope you can dig up more of this stuff!
http://getfile1.posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/temp-2012-01-06/ieuHfoDdIjekrEIrtrylotlJeyAxretgCzryGynogwoaFqdkfo vwgmdqsCau/1-6-12paringknives.jpg.scaled1000.jpg

mhenry
01-10-2012, 10:37 PM
Nice Tom

mhenry
01-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Mark. Got my block today its beautiful. Thanks Again



Cool!!! I just saw this, Thanks Mark

maxim
01-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Western Shigefusa Suji 210mm with Ironwood burl

3615
3616

SpikeC
01-17-2012, 09:48 PM
A new one from me with Burl Source stabilized spalted maple burl, and an ebony bolster.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ybSgNCcq-xI/TxYgfp3gANI/AAAAAAAAAZg/vJlG2gLq22I/s621/IMG_2638.JPG

Taz575
01-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Rehandled two knives this week with a piece of Marks Flamed Redwood Burl:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/FRB5.jpg

mhenry
01-22-2012, 11:08 AM
Nice work! That one piece handle on that nakiri is really cool

Taz575
01-22-2012, 01:48 PM
Thanks! I was toying with using a piece of stabilized black ash burl for the bolster, but I really liked the way the Redwood looked. I had some Mosaic pins ready to go, but I just wanted the solid piece of Redwood; couldn't bear to break it up with pins or a bolster!

mano
01-31-2012, 10:49 PM
Konosuke HD wa-to-yo conversion by kaeleb
4123
41244125

As always, anything I win goes to him.

ecchef
02-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Minimalist. Clean lines. Excellent!

Burl Source
02-01-2012, 01:53 PM
Feb 1 drawing winner is Post #9
Congratulations tgraypots

I will send you a PM telling how to select your prize.

tgraypots
02-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Yee haw! As we say in Seagrove. Thanks Mark!!!!!

Eamon Burke
02-01-2012, 09:54 PM
'grats Tom!

Vertigo
02-03-2012, 05:34 PM
Congrats, Tom!

Here is February's first entry:

270mm Misono Dragon, in Burl Source stabilized Redwood. Work and photo by Adam Marr--wins, if drawn, go him.

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/dragonhandle.jpg

The Edge
02-08-2012, 05:35 AM
120mm Takeda Nakiri re-handled by mhenry with Spalted Maple Burl and Redwood Burl Ferrule. If picked, send prize to Mike

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6840326769_06cb7a1be4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30658974@N03/6840326769/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6840326797_13b8ec07b7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30658974@N03/6840326797/)

Pictures are by Mike as well.

tgraypots
02-08-2012, 11:28 AM
The nakiri looks great. It's my favorite knife shape. love the kurouchi, and the handle is a great fit for the blade.

welshstar
02-13-2012, 09:32 PM
First up

A 150 gyuto from Mike Davis4495

welshstar
02-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Next up

A 270 from Mike 4496

welshstar
02-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Next up

A 240 from Dave4497

The Edge
02-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Busy month Welshstar? Even with everything I've been getting, I'm feeling a little jealous here. Great looking knives and handles!!

riverie
02-14-2012, 12:51 AM
ok i'll try my luck :doublethumbsup:

here's a carbonext 270mm suji with blue dyed redwood from Mark.
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/Rhyoo/forforum/P1010013.jpg

Burl Source
02-29-2012, 05:10 PM
Winning post number this drawing is #6
Congratulations Mano

mano
02-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Hot damn!!! Thank you, Mark! As porn star Jenna Jameson said to Ron Jeremy, "Your wood the absolute best!"

Kaeleb/Matt did the handles so I'm going to send a PM and have him select something he wants.


In fact, Matt just mailed me a MAC 10.5" bread knife with Burl Source natural ironwood with eight nickel silver 1/8 pins. I'll post a picture of that for the next round.

oivind_dahle
02-29-2012, 06:13 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/313536x.jpg

Top Old Growth Redwood Burl
Bottom Maple burl

If I win the price will go to Darkhoek :)
I got more BS wood in the making at him :)

mano
02-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Oivind, I was just checking out the Old Growth Redwood Burl out on Mark's web site and it's beautiful. Darkhoek did a great job.

What's the bread knife?

RRLOVER
03-02-2012, 04:14 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/003-63.jpg

mano
03-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Mario, that's great work. What are the woods?


Here's one I just received from kaeleb: MAC 10.5" bread knife with Burl Source natural ironwood with eight nickel silver 1/8 pins
5055
5056
5057

Johnny.B.Good
03-02-2012, 09:38 PM
Mano, that could be the nicest looking bread knife I've ever seen.

kalaeb
03-02-2012, 10:26 PM
JBG, kaeleb gets all the credit. You can see his progress as a handle maker in posts # 6, 31, 32, 57, 97 and 114. They're all terrific, but the MAC just nails it in a way I can't put into words.

Many thanks, glad you like it.

Marko Tsourkan
03-03-2012, 08:16 PM
late the the party, but here is one

5062

welshstar
03-05-2012, 07:48 AM
I never win anything :scratchhead::(:dazed::surrendar::stinker:

Even with 3 out of 5 entried for Feb, i still lose to a post from Jan !!!!

I am officially the unluckiest raffle/draw person alive, im like a raffle cooler

Marko Tsourkan
03-05-2012, 09:48 AM
But you get a nice strop base at no cost. :)

welshstar
03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
LOL

It is appreciated, my point was that i never win any raffles ever !!!

El Pescador
03-06-2012, 01:29 AM
A Panaca special w/ Burl Source Koa

El Pescador
03-06-2012, 03:04 PM
A Panaca special w/ Burl Source Koa

225mm tall, super wear resistant san mai'ed in stainless 304. My (mostly DT's) vision of a line knife. This thing is awesome so far.

oivind_dahle
03-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Oivind, I was just checking out the Old Growth Redwood Burl out on Mark's web site and it's beautiful. Darkhoek did a great job.

What's the bread knife?

victorinox :)
Im very pleased with darkhoeks work. He is amazing!

Mike Davis
03-06-2012, 11:42 PM
I have two for this month so far.
First one is a Watanabe 165 deba with Curly Mango and A. Blackwood(Both from Mark)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-04_22-18-00_741.jpg
Second is an unknown 300mm Yanagi with Curly walnut burl , Curly maple and A.Blackwood(also all from Mark)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-06_22-09-01_821.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-06_22-06-06_722.jpg

RRLOVER
03-07-2012, 05:22 AM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/006-49.jpg

Here's some morrell burl,to bad I am going to cut the handle off to regrind the blade:sad0:

Johnny.B.Good
03-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I may have asked you this before Mario, but what is red spacer material that you are using here? I really like it...

mhenry
03-07-2012, 03:08 PM
+1 on that spacer. Beautiful Mario there's no way to aviod cutting it off?


I may have asked you this before Mario, but what is red spacer material that you are using here? I really like it...

Burl Source
03-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Here's some morrell burl,to bad I am going to cut the handle off to regrind the blade:sad0:

Sometimes if you heat the whole knife to a little over 200f the epoxy will soften to the point where you can pull off the handle.
Depends on the epoxy but might be worth a try.

SpikeC
03-07-2012, 09:36 PM
I have done this successfully. As long as you stay below 300 it should not affect the temper.

mhenry
03-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Very nice Mike. That yanagi is beautiful




I have two for this month so far.
First one is a Watanabe 165 deba with Curly Mango and A. Blackwood(Both from Mark)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-04_22-18-00_741.jpg
Second is an unknown 300mm Yanagi with Curly walnut burl , Curly maple and A.Blackwood(also all from Mark)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-06_22-09-01_821.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-03-06_22-06-06_722.jpg

RRLOVER
03-08-2012, 10:09 PM
I may have asked you this before Mario, but what is red spacer material that you are using here? I really like it...

The spacers are linen micarta.

Johnny.B.Good
03-09-2012, 02:03 PM
The spacers are linen micarta.

Noted. Thanks Mario.

tgraypots
03-10-2012, 02:39 PM
http://getfile4.posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/temp-2012-03-08/lfBjlxvvtnHvudBIriHkrDhbsqtAjBFpcAtrxwjJaedjBtHksc unsvmqlsvB/3-8-127inchefs.jpg.scaled1000.jpg

Seven inch chef's knife with Mark's stabilized koa. I sure wish I could capture the chatoyance in this one with my camera.

kalaeb
03-10-2012, 03:15 PM
Nice Tom! Looks like they are comming along pretty well.

Burl Source
03-12-2012, 03:59 PM
I know it's not a knife, but I had to show you anyways.
Bob Miller used some of the Curly Mango to make new grips for his 1911.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/mar12/1911.jpg

Johnny.B.Good
03-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Pretty fancy.

I approve.

Twistington
03-13-2012, 09:12 PM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6936/zensho240.jpg

Zensho 240mm dressed up in Amboyna burl.

Lady Luck, time to smile my way again. :)

maxim
03-14-2012, 03:40 AM
wow to cool !!! :D :thumbsup:

Taz575
03-14-2012, 04:34 AM
I like that two tone Amboyna; it has the different color ferrule built right in to the handle!

mhenry
03-14-2012, 08:05 AM
That handle is too cool, knife aint bad either




http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6936/zensho240.jpg

Zensho 240mm dressed up in Amboyna burl.

Lady Luck, time to smile my way again. :)

Lucretia
03-15-2012, 02:53 PM
Mark, since you said the Tasmanian blackwood came from you, here's the Burke. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo--it's a tricky one to photograph. (The wood and patina look much better in person.)

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/lucretia_02/Burke4.jpg

Burl Source
03-31-2012, 09:35 PM
I decided to do this drawing a day early because tomorrow I am going to post another contest with the prize being something unusual I picked up on my recent road trip.

Winning post is #57
Congratulations JohnnyChance

To claim your prize just pick out a piece you like in the webstore.
Add it to the shopping cart and complete just like you would with a normal order.
When you get to the part for payment method select check / money order.
In the notes section indicate that the block is your prize for the 3/31 drawing.

You can select your prize whenever you like.
I will be adding a bunch of new pieces over the next several days.

JohnnyChance
04-03-2012, 02:49 AM
I decided to do this drawing a day early because tomorrow I am going to post another contest with the prize being something unusual I picked up on my recent road trip.

Winning post is #57
Congratulations JohnnyChance

To claim your prize just pick out a piece you like in the webstore.
Add it to the shopping cart and complete just like you would with a normal order.
When you get to the part for payment method select check / money order.
In the notes section indicate that the block is your prize for the 3/31 drawing.

You can select your prize whenever you like.
I will be adding a bunch of new pieces over the next several days.

Woohoo! Thanks Mark, can't wait to see what you are adding to the store.

JohnnyChance
04-03-2012, 02:54 AM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6936/zensho240.jpg

Zensho 240mm dressed up in Amboyna burl.

Lady Luck, time to smile my way again. :)

Very cool Twistington. Who made the handle?

Twistington
04-04-2012, 12:48 PM
Very cool Twistington. Who made the handle?

Thank you! I make them myself. :)

tgraypots
04-08-2012, 12:07 AM
http://getfile4.posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/temp-2012-04-07/vrJvwxsjHgtopfrpeieqEGcDtHuBswFCdsEsBHtFuvtlqFenuh hGugfeztEc/4-7-12mac02.jpg.scaled1000.jpg

Stabilized koa from Mark on my pimped MAC 240.

Burl Source
05-01-2012, 07:35 PM
The May 1 drawing winner is post #129
Congratulations Oivind Dahle

For your prize you get to select any piece you want out of the web store.
Just act like you are buying the piece and go through check out.
When it comes to payment method, select Check / Money Order.
In the notes section say this is your prize for the drawing.

Taz575
05-02-2012, 06:12 PM
First attempt at a Psuedo Wa handle. Buffalo Horn ferrule/bolster and Mark's SICK Redwood I just got in on Monday!!!

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/WA1.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/WA8.jpg

SpikeC
05-02-2012, 09:36 PM
Nice! It looks really comfortable.

SpikeC
05-05-2012, 06:13 PM
A new knife with Burl Source black sycamore and ivory:

6799

Burl Source
05-05-2012, 06:25 PM
I like the angular look. What does the rest of the knife look like?

SpikeC
05-05-2012, 06:50 PM
I need to take better pictures:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Yf6WKO11gEc/T6WWw6Nkn4I/AAAAAAAAAgc/fz_zTl_D32g/s912/IMG_2690.JPG

Burl Source
05-05-2012, 07:19 PM
I like it.
The angular handle and blade look great together.

SpikeC
05-05-2012, 07:23 PM
Thanks! It's 228 mm blade and the bolster is thin enough to be comfortable.

mhenry
05-05-2012, 07:29 PM
WOW! Spike that is cool. Love the shape of that blade

Burl Source
05-14-2012, 06:40 PM
It was made by David Broadwell.
A bit more conservative carving than some of his others.
But I think it looks great.

Ratton
05-19-2012, 11:56 AM
New knife from Del. Del suggested that since the piece of desert ironwood was so special, that I should consider using the wood for 100% of the handle. I took his suggestion and I'm glad I did as this piece of wood is spectacular!!! The picture does not do the knife or the handle justice!!!!

maxim
05-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Saya in nice Redwood from Mark.

7322

tgraypots
05-22-2012, 01:24 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NVut7aN49aE/T7u8fEf2FRI/AAAAAAAAABE/G3iVL5q6lSQ/s1000/5-22-12ultimatum.jpg

52100 ******** Ultimatum with Burl Source amboyna burl. Wa handles are a PITA.

kalaeb
05-22-2012, 01:40 PM
Well done Tom. I love the natural end.

mhenry
05-22-2012, 05:39 PM
No, western handles are a PITA that looks great Tom





https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NVut7aN49aE/T7u8fEf2FRI/AAAAAAAAABE/G3iVL5q6lSQ/s1000/5-22-12ultimatum.jpg

52100 ******** Ultimatum with Burl Source amboyna burl. Wa handles are a PITA.

tgraypots
05-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Thanks guys. I saw a natural end on somebody's nakiri here, and have been keeping my eyes open for similar pieces. Maybe I just need a LOT more practice! I'm hoping Marko makes a DVD soon, 'cause watching someone with his talent and attention to detail is the only way I'm going to learn!
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HcO-T1Oq7Ro/T7u8gwoHiqI/AAAAAAAAABM/XM43Hx-uDX4/s1000/5-22-12ultimatumhandle.jpg

Twistington
05-23-2012, 12:08 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HcO-T1Oq7Ro/T7u8gwoHiqI/AAAAAAAAABM/XM43Hx-uDX4/s1000/5-22-12ultimatumhandle.jpg


Well executed sir! :)

Taz575
05-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Hmmm. I find Western style handles easier than Wa handles! But I also have a custom belt sander for the finger grooves and stuff :)

tgraypots
05-23-2012, 01:17 PM
I have a Grizzly 2x72 I traded some pots for, and an excellent Wayne Coe disk grinder with a vfd. I love wa handles, but my friends around here don't get it, so I'll stick with westerns for now.

Taz575
05-23-2012, 01:20 PM
I have the grizzly, too!! And 2 1x30's and a 6x48 :)

tgraypots
05-23-2012, 10:41 PM
I think a 6x48 would come in real handy, along with a magnet for surface grinding. No more tools for me for a while though.

Taz575
05-28-2012, 01:44 PM
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/ASB7.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/ASB4.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/ASB2.jpg

Marks awesome Sycamore Burl on an Artifex.

tgraypots
05-28-2012, 02:44 PM
Well done Taz! I do like Mark's sycamore. That reminds me, I need to check what else is on sale today..................

Burl Source
05-31-2012, 06:29 PM
Winner of the drawing is post #144
Congratulations rrlover
For your prize you get to select any piece you want out of the web store.
Just act like you are buying the piece and go through check out.
When it comes to payment method, select Check / Money Order.
In the notes section say this is your prize for the drawing.

RRLOVER
05-31-2012, 07:03 PM
:dance: :thanx:

SpikeC
05-31-2012, 08:27 PM
Congrats, Dude! I still need to use the one that I won a while back!

El Pescador
06-02-2012, 06:00 PM
I can't believe this is finally coming my way. Will and i have been working on this thing for so long I thought it would never come to fruition. Early on, Will asked me what I wanted to do with the handle and I remembered that Mark had sold me some Vasticola. As usual, Mark swore it was some of the best he had ever seen...in this case HE WAS RIGHT!!!!!

mhenry
06-02-2012, 06:51 PM
That is one hulluva knife



I can't believe this is finally coming my way. Will and i have been working on this thing for so long I thought it would never come to fruition. Early on, Will asked me what I wanted to do with the handle and I remembered that Mark had sold me some Vasticola. As usual, Mark swore it was some of the best he had ever seen...in this case HE WAS RIGHT!!!!!

kalaeb
06-02-2012, 07:49 PM
I can't believe this is finally coming my way. Will and i have been working on this thing for so long I thought it would never come to fruition. Early on, Will asked me what I wanted to do with the handle and I remembered that Mark had sold me some Vasticola. As usual, Mark swore it was some of the best he had ever seen...in this case HE WAS RIGHT!!!!!

Beautiful!

Burl Source
06-02-2012, 09:54 PM
As usual, Mark swore it was some of the best he had ever seen...in this case HE WAS RIGHT!!!!!
I keep saying that because I keep getting better stuff.

HHH Knives
06-02-2012, 10:29 PM
Heres a couple with some of Mark's Died redwood. :) Great looking stuff Mark. Thanks!!!

Line cooked
06-14-2012, 02:27 AM
This is my first and only rehandle to date with some myrtle wood scales from Mark. The shape is very stock but I love it. Done with a corded drill, files and sand paper
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t485/linecooked/MASTM1.jpg

Line cooked
06-14-2012, 02:37 AM
This is my Masahiro Gyutou 210mm, carbon steel, that Dave re-handled with Walnut from Mark
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t485/linecooked/MasaDM1.jpg
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t485/linecooked/MasaDM3.jpg
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t485/linecooked/MasaDM2.jpg

mhenry
06-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Wow Randy,wow,wow,wow




Heres a couple with some of Mark's Died redwood. :) Great looking stuff Mark. Thanks!!!

Taz575
06-14-2012, 10:32 PM
2 done with the same block of Brown Stabilized Maple Burl from Burl Source:

Artifex and Hiro AS, both 210mm:
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh102/Taz575/TUT33.jpg

RRLOVER
06-17-2012, 12:39 AM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/010-40.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/012-32.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/017-10.jpg

Some Ebony from Mark.

Darkhoek
06-17-2012, 02:58 AM
Wowsers! That is one professional looking handle. Love the red tag. Perfectly executed fit, finish and riveting. Well done!

DarkHOeK

markenki
06-17-2012, 03:00 AM
That's very elegant, Mario! Well done. It looks Japanese. :-)

maxim
06-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Redwood from Mark.
Yoshikane SLD black damascus slicer

8062

8063

DK chef
06-17-2012, 12:33 PM
realy nice :D good work Maxim

markenki
06-17-2012, 12:41 PM
Handsome knife!

Darkhoek
06-17-2012, 05:53 PM
That is a beautiful rehandle and custom saya on a great blade, Maxim. Well done!

DarKHOeK