View Full Version : Knife Rehandling Service @ JKI

02-13-2012, 03:45 AM
Knife Rehandling Service (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/knife-rehandling)

We are officially beginning our knife rehandling services for japanese kitchen knives. We will be replacing/upgrading wa handles on a variety of knives, including the more traditional types- yanagiba, deba, usuba, etc.- and most of the western shaped wa-handled knives- wa-gyuto, wa-petty, wa-sujihiki, etc. Knife rehandles are done in the traditional japanese method. Jonathan has trained with a number of craftsmen in Japan perparing for this. He has rehandled with variety of woods including ho wood, iichi, ebony. For the time being, we will only be offering ho and iichi octagonal handles. Later on, we will add other types of wood. The handles are imported from Japan and we perform strict quality checks on all of them. When we install the handles, we will seal the area where the handle meets the tang so as to protect the tang from water, rust, food, etc.



*We will only perform rehandles on handles purchased from us and will not sell handles unless they are installed by us.


02-13-2012, 03:52 AM
Sweet. Ho wood just doesn't do it for me. Now ebony on the other hand... ;)

02-13-2012, 03:58 AM
Sweet. Ho wood just doesn't do it for me. Now ebony on the other hand... ;)

Ditto. Read my mind when I read it.
Good luck with your new service Jon. Hope it is a big success.

02-13-2012, 04:08 AM
Jon knows all about my aversion to ho wood. ;)

02-13-2012, 04:13 AM

ebony will be added down the road (probably sooner rather than later), but for now just ho and iichi (cherry). Handles do break from time to time during install (cant be helped... just a function of natural products). A $70+ breakage on an ebony handle hurts a lot more than a $30-40 break on something else ;)

i have plans for some other stuff as well, but these things take time.

Anyways, i finally got the rest of the stuff i needed to start on this, got a few knives done for myself to kind of brush off the cobwebs, and thought it might be nice to get this started sooner rather than later.

Dave Martell
02-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Cool, now I have somewhere to refer people to who want a stock replacement. There's lots of people who ask me about this so my guess is that this will work out well for you over time. :thumbsup:

02-13-2012, 03:16 PM
here are some examples of handles we have currently for rehanding purposes...

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425943_10150563994483860_369479678859_9032646_8678 6675_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/401059_10150563994573860_369479678859_9032647_1367 959690_n.jpg

02-13-2012, 03:36 PM
also, we've added pricing to our website:
Knife Rehanding @ JKI (http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/knife-rehandling)

02-28-2012, 03:09 PM
some rehandling action ;)

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/430535_10150595738903860_369479678859_9137728_1329 639797_n.jpg