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knyfeknerd
05-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Allright, my boss is keeping me busy with wips (not that I mind) in all the spare time I have away from work(which really isn't much especially this time of year). He's a southpaw and this is his only Jknife. It was a gift along with a sushi class over 10 years ago. Apparently it was a PITA to get a lefty knife and she complained about the price.
There are a few rust spots I need to take care of first. The knife is also rusting into the handle-something else I am going to clean as well. So this handle sucks. Ho wood, which I don't mind and an awful plastic ferrule. They didn't craft a lefty D handle either, just flipped a righty.
What are my ferrule options? can I keep this handle and just replace the plastic with a better material?
Also, does anybody know the kanji(s)???
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_3923.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_3919.jpg
Thanks, knerd

Crothcipt
05-03-2012, 09:18 PM
can't wait to see what you do with this one.

sachem allison
05-04-2012, 12:23 AM
Allright, my boss is keeping me busy with wips (not that I mind) in all the spare time I have away from work(which really isn't much especially this time of year). He's a southpaw and this is his only Jknife. It was a gift along with a sushi class over 10 years ago. Apparently it was a PITA to get a lefty knife and she complained about the price.
There are a few rust spots I need to take care of first. The knife is also rusting into the handle-something else I am going to clean as well. So this handle sucks. Ho wood, which I don't mind and an awful plastic ferrule. They didn't craft a lefty D handle either, just flipped a righty.
What are my ferrule options? can I keep this handle and just replace the plastic with a better material?
Also, does anybody know the kanji(s)???
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_3923.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_3919.jpg
Thanks, knerd

This one falls out of my field of expertise, you should talk to Darkhoek (Harald) he restores yanagis .

Heath Besch
05-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Hooray!!:bliss: Finally a lefty! Can't wait to see more... I'm so excited!

knyfeknerd
06-07-2012, 09:19 PM
I know when to call in the pros. When I attempted to remove the handle, it was way rotten. I was worried (in my minimal experience) that I would ruin the blade by hammering it any harder or attempting to cut it off, especially that this is not my knife. Time to call in Dr. Martell........
I care more about this knife than my boss, and knew he wouldn't appreciate (or want to pay for) a custom handle. I just contacted Dave to see if he had any remnants from past replacements that were buffalo ferrule instead of plastic. He wasn't sure if what he had would work, but I sent it anyway-I was sure Dave could Frankenstein something together. Dave gave me an unbelievably good price on the work!
I picked it up at ECG this weekend and was very pleased with the handle work. Dave did an excellent job. I cleaned the blade up, polished it, made it nice and sharp. I also drilled a hole in the saya for a pin and crafted a pin out of a brass piece that came out of one my son's toy trains. A little Crown Royal rope as well.......yeah cheesy I know. I've got somebody helping me out with the kanji ID too.
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4008.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4007.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4006.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4005.jpg
Not a super exciting WIP, but a WIP nonetheless.
Thanks Dave for helpinng me out.

The Edge
06-07-2012, 09:25 PM
That is absolutely stunning!!

sachem allison
06-07-2012, 09:28 PM
great job

Crothcipt
06-07-2012, 09:34 PM
Looks cool.

Dave Martell
06-07-2012, 11:16 PM
I know when to call in the pros. When I attempted to remove the handle, it was way rotten. I was worried (in my minimal experience) that I would ruin the blade by hammering it any harder or attempting to cut it off, especially that this is not my knife. Time to call in Dr. Martell........
I care more about this knife than my boss, and knew he wouldn't appreciate (or want to pay for) a custom handle. I just contacted Dave to see if he had any remnants from past replacements that were buffalo ferrule instead of plastic. He wasn't sure if what he had would work, but I sent it anyway-I was sure Dave could Frankenstein something together. Dave gave me an unbelievably good price on the work!
I picked it up at ECG this weekend and was very pleased with the handle work. Dave did an excellent job. I cleaned the blade up, polished it, made it nice and sharp. I also drilled a hole in the saya for a pin and crafted a pin out of a brass piece that came out of one my son's toy trains. A little Crown Royal rope as well.......yeah cheesy I know. I've got somebody helping me out with the kanji ID too.
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4008.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4007.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4006.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4005.jpg
Not a super exciting WIP, but a WIP nonetheless.
Thanks Dave for helpinng me out.



Nice clean up work! :thumbsup:

Glad that I could help.

Heath Besch
06-07-2012, 11:25 PM
Great job! What did you use for the Ura? I'm sure your boss is going to be elated.

bieniek
06-07-2012, 11:44 PM
Fantastic!

Whos the producer?????

heirkb
06-07-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm curious about the ura, too. And what did it take to reset that shinogi?