View Full Version : Best Western Handles?

06-19-2012, 07:43 PM
The new batch of Sanetsu paring knives at JCK have some of the best handles i have seen on a knife:


What do you think? Even at the price im kinda tempted, the only thing that's a slight let down is the vg-10 core. If it was from their zdp-189 line this would have been a dead cert. Still lovely looking knives though. Although IMO this only goes for the parers. The gyutos handles are chunkier, i prefer the slender parer handle look.

06-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Hmm when I clicked on this thread I was thinking that the hotel chain started making knives.:razz:

On a serious note I like the inlay, but the end cap with the inlay seems a little much for me. One without the other would have been enough. With that I would say to blingy.

06-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Yeh agreed very jazzy. I think with the paring you could get away with it but it could be too much with the bigger boys? Oh dear, still tempted...:no:

06-19-2012, 08:01 PM
just went and looked at what they are showing, there is some other color combo's that I like better there.

06-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Yeh I liked the linen micarta version also. What do you prefer?

06-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Too busy for me.

06-19-2012, 08:23 PM
this one liked the colors, but still to blingy, not to say his work is very good.


06-20-2012, 12:59 AM
I wonder will all that stuff in there if they're too handle heavy. :scratchhead:

06-20-2012, 01:54 AM
Too busy for me.


06-20-2012, 02:17 AM
This is not for me.

06-20-2012, 02:19 AM

06-20-2012, 07:44 AM

06-20-2012, 08:39 AM
Ok, ok. I failed! :biggrin:

06-20-2012, 08:41 AM
Pass for me as well

06-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Sorry, but Mr. Itou has the market cornered on over-the-top and behind-the-counter handles.

NO ChoP!
06-20-2012, 10:04 AM
It's almost like he took a kick a$$ folder and turned it into a kitchen knife....which I'm not too sure works.

I like tactical knives, but I don't think a SOG gyuto would work....

Still a very interesting piece, especially in the white/ blue.

06-20-2012, 11:08 AM
It's kinda weird....
Best handles for western knives that I've seen go to Pierre, DT, and Adam Marr. Actually, Randy makes a wicked looking handle as well.

06-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Double Post

06-20-2012, 02:06 PM
It's kinda weird....
Best handles for western knives that I've seen go to Pierre, DT, and Adam Marr. Actually, Randy makes a wicked looking handle as well.

Agree with that one. Have seen better more articulate handles from each of them.

06-20-2012, 02:27 PM
I got one a while back... Sanetu 210 ZDP-189 Gyuto with the Cocobolo handle... (No inlay) 5 pins and a mosaic. Its very well finished, seamless transition and slanted bolster.

No regrets here!


06-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Yet, your avatar is the handle on the beautiful knife by HHH. ;)

06-20-2012, 02:36 PM
Yeah! the Dragon is on a different level! :knight:

Salty dog
06-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Better throw Michael Rader in there.

06-20-2012, 09:09 PM


No offense, but between the five pins, the three flying-saucer/boomer-rang inlay, and whatever that butt end accomplishes... ?

Looks like a volcano island chain somewhere in the Pacific.

06-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Hehe true! I still think in some weird way that a paring knife is an excuse to go a bit bonkers though.

06-21-2012, 01:24 AM
I like them. :D

06-21-2012, 06:51 AM
Better throw Michael Rader in there.

You're right. He's in there, for sure!

06-21-2012, 08:50 AM
Ok, ok. I failed! :biggrin:

If you buy it, all that matters is you like it.

Marko Tsourkan
06-23-2012, 08:54 AM
It is purely subjective, but in terms of size and comfort, Bill Burke gets a first and Devin Thomas gets a close second place. When you hold it in your hand, you know it.


06-25-2012, 05:00 AM
From a pure visual perspective, it is Michael Rader for me for westerns. Never had the opportunity to hold a BB or a DT. Yet... :D