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JBroida
06-08-2012, 04:55 PM
So, i had a zakuri 270mm aogami super sujihiki recently with a handle that had a crack in it. I'm going to replace the handle and the two types i have on hand are iichi and ho wood octagonal ones. Which one do you guys think i should use?

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/460146_10150891916978860_384008536_o.jpg

SpikeC
06-08-2012, 05:00 PM
The colors may be a little off, butt the lower one in the picture has my vote!

ajhuff
06-08-2012, 05:05 PM
Top one.

-AJ

JBroida
06-08-2012, 05:14 PM
the colors are indeed a bit off... it was a quick shot.

Its funny... on here, the votes are mostly for the iichi (bottom one), but on facebook its the opposite.

wenus2
06-08-2012, 05:14 PM
to clarify for some: Ho on top (lighter), Ichi on bottom

jm2hill
06-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Lower one gets my choice. The upper one looks quite pale in comparison.

clayton
06-08-2012, 05:27 PM
lower

apicius9
06-08-2012, 05:27 PM
Iichi for me also - btw, what is iichi?

Stefan

bikehunter
06-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Lower one gets my choice. The upper one looks quite pale in comparison.

+1

DeepCSweede
06-08-2012, 05:33 PM
Both are kind of icky to me but that is because Marko, Mike, Stefan, Randy, Pierre, Devin, Bob and Mario have spoiled us all so much.

iichi if ironwood, koa, redwood, buckeye, maple, ivory and amboyna aren't choices.

Chifunda
06-08-2012, 05:34 PM
Iichi is ichiban.

JBroida
06-08-2012, 05:49 PM
lol

@stefan Iichi is something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxus_baccata

SpikeC
06-08-2012, 05:50 PM
If not iichi, then scratchy.

markenki
06-08-2012, 06:03 PM
Iichi.

Crothcipt
06-08-2012, 07:24 PM
If you cover up the bottom one you get a different look of the top one. Same if you cover the top. I like the top one myself. It is just something different.

SpikeC
06-08-2012, 07:33 PM
How can a Ho wood handle be different?

Crothcipt
06-08-2012, 08:09 PM
stupid color. I was digging the grey.

JBroida
06-08-2012, 08:50 PM
better pic of the handle colors:
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2761/img9196f.jpg

Deckhand
06-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Sounds better to do the iichi ban. Play on Japanese words.:D

schanop
06-08-2012, 09:15 PM
With that streak of blond. Hooooo.

Eamon Burke
06-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Dude, Iichi.

Vertigo
06-08-2012, 09:39 PM
Iichi iichi ya ya, no contest.

add
06-08-2012, 10:39 PM
The battleship grey handle in the first pic appears to be O.S.H.A. approved... :running:

Johnny.B.Good
06-08-2012, 10:59 PM
Iichi Octagon.

Obviously.

JBroida
06-08-2012, 11:10 PM
hey guys... just wanted to point out that i misspelled ichii... sorry

JBroida
06-08-2012, 11:17 PM
wow... ho wood got crushed in this contest... ichii it is i guess. I'll pop on a handle some time this weekend.

SpikeC
06-08-2012, 11:18 PM
hey guys... just wanted to point out that i misspelled ichii... sorry

You're fired.

JBroida
06-08-2012, 11:25 PM
thank you mr. trump :P

GlassEye
06-08-2012, 11:26 PM
hey guys... just wanted to point out that i misspelled ichii... sorry

I thought so. Voted ichii, I like my ichii handle better than any of my ho handles.

add
06-08-2012, 11:28 PM
Its funny... on here, the votes are mostly for the iichi (bottom one), but on facebook its the opposite.

The Facebook demographic vote... never wrong. :D

Johnny.B.Good
06-08-2012, 11:48 PM
However you spell it, my vote stands.

chinacats
06-09-2012, 12:51 AM
iichi:doublethumbsup: