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welshstar
10-06-2011, 09:56 PM
Hi

If I wanted to get my Konosuke HD rehandled with something very custom and well finished where would you guys point me to please.

Alan

NO ChoP!
10-06-2011, 10:03 PM
wa or western?

welshstar
10-07-2011, 07:14 AM
Western

oivind_dahle
10-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Europe: Darkhoek
USA: Dave

ecchef
10-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Adam Marr is another resource. He's done a few for me.

obtuse
10-07-2011, 11:13 AM
I can personally attest to the quality and attention to detail in Dave's handle work—top notch. If you're so inclined check into purchasing some wood you like from Burl Source. Look at Dave's sticky on woods he likes to work with.

TDj
10-07-2011, 12:26 PM
I can personally attest to the quality and attention to detail in Dave's handle work—top notch. If you're so inclined check into purchasing some wood you like from Burl Source. Look at Dave's sticky on woods he likes to work with.

Dave's handlework is superb - looks like it should be OEM. Adam's is also good - but his handles are usually a bit fatter-than-normal (not sure if by design or not) - so if you have big hands, you could consider them - but they never really look as chic as dave's.

Eamon Burke
10-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Also, I don't know if he takes orders, but "kalaeb" has done fantastic work on his stuff. Should definitely be getting some scratch for his talents.

Adam's handles are indeed fatter and a bit shorter, but it is intentional. It's more ergonomic, though it is unconventional and turns some folks off.

And of course Dave is awesome. Is he still doing rehandles? I thought there was some kind of thing about that...:scratchhead:

wsfarrell
10-07-2011, 04:27 PM
Dave's website says he's doing wa re-handles.

Mike
10-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Why not try rehandling it yourself? I've quite a few knives and have tried various methods, everything from all power tools to no power tools. If you were willing to try, you could get it done with a simple set of files/ rasps, sand paper, hand drill and patience.

welshstar
10-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Why not try rehandling it yourself? I've quite a few knives and have tried various methods, everything from all power tools to no power tools. If you were willing to try, you could get it done with a simple set of files/ rasps, sand paper, hand drill and patience.

I do not have any of those items, especially the last one !!!

Rottman
10-07-2011, 06:32 PM
I do not have any of those items, especially the last one !!!

Check ebay:razz:

kalaeb
10-07-2011, 06:46 PM
I just got a wa handle from Marko that was flawless, rumor has it he might be trying a few western handles which I am sure will have the same flawless trait, I have also have the pleasure of owning a Dave Martell hande that was a pleasure.

Mike
10-07-2011, 07:15 PM
A western by Marko, now that sounds very promising.

Marko Tsourkan
10-07-2011, 07:49 PM
A western by Marko, now that sounds very promising.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but western handles I am considering will be for my knives only. I simply don't have time for any custom work.

M

mr drinky
10-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Doesn't Mike Martinez do handles too?

http://www.woodsandsteel.net/

I know he was out of action for a while.

k.

Mike
10-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Doesn't Mike Martinez do handles too?

http://www.woodsandsteel.net/

I know he was out of action for a while.

k.

I did do handles for a while but had a few issues that dissuaded me from doing so. Lately my efforts have been concentrated on knife making and wood working.

mr drinky
10-07-2011, 10:31 PM
Roger that. Good to know.

k.