PDA

View Full Version : Carter with a Notch



mhenry
10-18-2011, 09:12 PM
I was thinking of mounting this handle so there is an exposed machi notch like Konosuke does. I really like the look what do you guys think

Mike Davis
10-18-2011, 09:14 PM
I think it looks cool. Nice handle!

sachem allison
10-18-2011, 09:19 PM
I like it. +1 on the handle

stevenStefano
10-18-2011, 09:21 PM
Wasn't there a thread about why this part is exposed on some knives and not others? I guess it makes the knife look a little different since I doubt anyone else has thought of doing this on a Carter

apicius9
10-18-2011, 09:22 PM
Excellent work! I did the same thing with my Carter funayuki, left a small machi. I wasn't sure about it at the time and today I wish I hadn't, so it's worth making up your mind before the epoxy comes out...

Stefan

Pensacola Tiger
10-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Great looking handle, Mike!

It is a different look, but I have to admit I like it better without the gap, though.

SpikeC
10-18-2011, 09:44 PM
I love the handle, but the gap makes it look unfinished to me.

Burl Source
10-18-2011, 09:45 PM
Beautiful handle
but...... I like it better without the gap.

Lefty
10-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Great handle, Mike!
I'm gonna go against the grain and say, go with the machi, but only if you're 100% sure you want it that way.
Very cool thinking. I love how you don't always "follow the rules". In my opinion, the greats rarely do.

Marko Tsourkan
10-18-2011, 09:58 PM
Great looking handle.
I find the notch hard to ignore when using a knife and your thumb running over it. As a rule, I have machi flush against the handle. I corrected a couple of Konosuke that I rehandled.

To go a little further, I would say that sometimes it appears as a skipped step in a knife-making process (squaring machi) than a style or a regional feature. You can tell it from how evenly the machi has been shaped or squared.

M

echerub
10-18-2011, 10:13 PM
Actually, I kinda like it.

You just have to decide for yourself if you like it :)

EdipisReks
10-18-2011, 10:14 PM
i owned a Konosuke with a very pronounced gap. didn't bother me at all. the edges had all been nicely broken, so it wasn't uncomfortable.

RRLOVER
10-18-2011, 10:43 PM
I like it with out a gap.....Great job on the handle:thumbsup: Is that another bone ferrule,cuz I love it.

tk59
10-18-2011, 11:15 PM
Nice job! I have a slight preference for no gap but I don't mind them.

JohnnyChance
10-19-2011, 02:26 AM
Love the handle, don't love the gap. But hey, it's not my knife, whatever suits you!

ecchef
10-19-2011, 06:24 AM
Actually, I kinda like it.

You just have to decide for yourself if you like it :)

+1

Eamon Burke
10-19-2011, 07:37 AM
Love the handle, don't love the gap. But hey, it's not my knife, whatever suits you!
:plus1:

GLE1952
10-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Close call but I prefer no gap.
Great looking handle!

Glen

Chef Niloc
10-19-2011, 11:38 AM
One of my watanabe's ( maybe more then one?) came like that, so I guess it's not a "no no " in the J knife world? I for one don'nt like it back then. Yours looks good, give us a update after you use it a bit, I think I reamember not likeing the way it felt on my 1st finger. Again looks pro & great handle.

mhenry
10-19-2011, 05:58 PM
I like it with out a gap.....Great job on the handle:thumbsup: Is that another bone ferrule,cuz I love it.

Thanks, and yes its more of that green camel bone.

Darkhoek
10-24-2011, 12:07 PM
I think the blade and handle looks so harmonic together so I would close the gap.

DarKHOeK

mhenry
10-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Finally got around to mounting this thing, I decided to go with a small notch. I was hoping this handle would resemble its big brother? Thanks guys for the input and kind words

SpikeC
10-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Very cool, the small notch works much better!

JohnnyChance
10-25-2011, 04:14 AM
Finally got around to mounting this thing, I decided to go with a small notch. I was hoping this handle would resemble its big brother? Thanks guys for the input and kind words

You have too many. Can I have one?

Dave Martell
10-25-2011, 11:18 AM
Nice set

GLE1952
10-25-2011, 01:17 PM
Small notch works, good looking knife.