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Chef Niloc
03-11-2011, 02:46 AM
Anyone ever convert a Japanese blade to a western style handle?

Marko Tsourkan
03-11-2011, 03:42 AM
Anyone ever convert a Japanese blade to a western style handle?

Haven't seen one, but it is possible. The handle would be a hidden tang handle, similar how Hoss does on his Western gyuto and custom orders.

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RRLOVER
03-11-2011, 07:57 AM
If there is a machi on the tang it will look nicer and make the job easier.Like marko said,Hoss's handles are hidden tang.Hey! that does sound like a cool project do you mind if i steal it?

Chef Niloc
03-11-2011, 01:45 PM
If there is a machi on the tang it will look nicer and make the job easier.Like marko said,Hoss's handles are hidden tang.Hey! that does sound like a cool project do you mind if i steal it?

Have fun

I want a single bevel yanagi with a western handle.

JohnnyChance
03-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Have fun

I want a single bevel yanagi with a western handle.

Butch has been making some single bevel yanagis and has really nice western handles. Maybe he can do both in one project for ya.

Chef Niloc
03-11-2011, 05:32 PM
Butch has been making some single bevel yanagis and has really nice western handles. Maybe he can do both in one project for ya.

I think he has me on a list for one, but it's been a few years. Thought it might be easer/ quicker to just rehandle one I have.

ThEoRy
03-12-2011, 03:57 AM
Have fun

I want a single bevel yanagi with a western handle.

Itou has some on jck. They are labled as Mr Itou slicer single bevel edge designed for right hander. Though I wish there were more angles on the picture like maybe spine and choil and the bevel side. http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Page3.html

Chef Niloc
03-12-2011, 11:00 AM
Itou has some on jck. They are labled as Mr Itou slicer single bevel edge designed for right hander. Though I wish there were more angles on the picture like maybe spine and choil and the bevel side. http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Page3.html

Just looked at it, it looks more like a suji as the blade road is not wide like on a yanagi

RRLOVER
03-15-2011, 06:56 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/001-41.jpg
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Here's a Wa to Yo conversion on my Tad.This is a Hoss inspired hidden tang,and my first attempt at a hidden tang.The wood is ironwood burl and a brass bolster.

Marko Tsourkan
03-15-2011, 08:39 PM
Looks great, Mario -

PierreRodrigue
03-15-2011, 11:44 PM
Very Nice Mario! Love the wood choice :)

Dave Martell
03-16-2011, 01:08 AM
Yeah nice work Mario.

Chef Niloc
03-16-2011, 01:47 AM
Wow that was fast! Red bull?