View Full Version : Young buck ...Getting Creative

10-04-2012, 10:51 AM
So since I have joined the forum I have found this new obsession with the knife handles. I have been seeing the most amazingly talented people make the most incredible handles, and on top of that, making these knives a deadly work of art. Now myself I am a little broke at the time and am saving up money to get a new knife hopefully a nice blue super unsure still.( we will have to see how much I save before I get too antzy!) I am also saving up to rehandle said knife but untill then I decided to take one of my old knives and give it a little personality! a Poor mans re- handling !! So I have a shun classic 8" chef knife I have been working with for a while now, I have been keep her razor sharp and decided to etch it. Then after staring at it for a while I decided I was gonna change the look of the knife. So this is my new shun!http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u667/ROANROKS88/1003121345a_zpse53abe2f.jpg
So what do you think?

10-04-2012, 11:23 AM
I like the handle. What is it?

10-04-2012, 01:02 PM
Classy paint job dude!

10-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Not bad Looks interesting but what is that? Is it red paint?

Eamon Burke
10-05-2012, 12:42 AM
Is it paint?

It looks, at least in the picture, like Bakelite(which it surely is not). Whatever it is, it looks neat. Etch came out great.

10-05-2012, 03:13 AM
paint or some kind of wrap... maybe epoxy resin?

and yeah, the etch looks great

10-05-2012, 08:48 AM
It is just regular Paint. My girl friend is a "artist" but has a bunch of random paint laying around. So I roughed up the handle a bit and gave her ( the knife not my girl friend) a good painting. Then I put a layer or two of sealant on it. Hopefully that with keep it from chip and flaking for a while. I am glad you guys like it hahaha!

10-05-2012, 10:21 AM
... So I roughed up the handle a bit and gave her ( the knife not my girl friend) a good painting...

Either way could be fun.