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Burl Source
05-24-2012, 05:52 PM
At least that is what Matt told me it is.
This started as the beginning of my downfall.
El Pescador sent me a knife to use so I would know what cutting with a real kitchen knife was like.
It has been a slippery slope ever since.

I just recently sent the knife to Kalaeb, who is doing a rehandle for me.
Here is where it is in the process.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/2012-05-24113708.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/2012-05-24113718.jpg

El Pescador
05-24-2012, 06:30 PM
i think its Ichimonji-Mitsuhide

Burl Source
05-24-2012, 07:52 PM
i think its Ichimonji-Mitsuhide
That's what I meant.
Isn't that Japanese for Fish Cutting "M***** F*****"?

kalaeb
05-29-2012, 08:58 PM
i think its Ichimonji-Mitsuhide

Whatever it is, I like it alot. I will have to try to find one of these. It has a great feel to it.

Burl Source
05-29-2012, 09:26 PM
It's almost done. Matt is doing a great job.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/2012-05-29174414.jpg

tk59
05-29-2012, 10:32 PM
That is an AMAZING transformation.

@kalaeb: It's a TKC and you'll have some significant modding to do before it's anything like that one. :)

markenki
05-30-2012, 12:59 AM
It's almost done. Matt is doing a great job.
Indeed! That looks awesome.

Mike Davis
05-30-2012, 01:22 AM
Very nice! I do love me some koa...Great job so far.

mano
05-30-2012, 08:03 AM
Matt's done all six of my handles and he keeps getting better. That's really nice!

kalaeb
06-05-2012, 02:31 AM
Thank you for the opportunity Mark. She should be there shortly:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1908.jpg

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1909.jpg

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_1911.jpg

Johnny.B.Good
06-05-2012, 02:39 AM
Very nice work. Great wood too.

apicius9
06-05-2012, 03:08 AM
Nice - o.k., I say that about anything koa, but I really mean it ;) Are those copper liners?

Stefan

markenki
06-05-2012, 10:36 AM
Very nice!

JMac
06-05-2012, 10:38 AM
very nice, love the coper!

Burl Source
06-05-2012, 05:38 PM
The knife showed up today.
The photos don't even come close to how good the handle looks.
I really really like the copper with the Koa.
Very nice work. I am extremely happy with Matt's work on my handle.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/rh008.jpg

A couple handle closeups.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/m001.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/m002.jpg

El Pescador
06-05-2012, 06:31 PM
why don't you do something about the saya? It's ashame that you've coupled such a beautiful handle with such a sh!tty saya.

markenki
06-05-2012, 06:54 PM
I think the saya looks fine. Personally, I prefer plain-looking sayas (but still well made), and have the handles be the star of the show. That's just me.

Regards,

Mark

SpikeC
06-05-2012, 09:16 PM
The koa doesn't have enough curl. I'd send it back.