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Burl Source
10-15-2012, 08:30 PM
First, the prize.
Winner gets to have the knife they enter in the contest re-handled.
This for WA style handle only.
I will provide some of my very best stabilized wood and Mike Henry will do the hard part.
He will make the handle and fit it to your knife.

The surprise part is you won't know the materials and what the handle will look like until it is completed and you receive it back. It won't be anything weird. I promise it will be something you will be proud of.
I will provide some of my very best handle material and Mike will do his best work.
The surprise will be a good one.

To enter the contest
Post a photo and description of the knife you would like to have re-handled. WA style only!
This is your entry into the contest so make sure your photo and description are made in one post.

On the afternoon of October 29th (my birthday) the winner will be selected.
I will use a random number generator to select the winner.
If there are 55 posts made entering the contest, I will give the random number generator that or whatever the number is.
It will select a number between one and the final post number.
Whatever post number matches that number is the winner.

The contest winner will need to ship their knife to Mike and I will send him the handle materials.
Mike will make the handle and install it on the knife and then send it back to the winner.
When the winner receives their re-handled knife back they will need to take photos and post them here for the rest of us to see. Nobody else will know what has been done until you post your photos.

Be sure to post a photo of the actual knife you are entering in the contest.
The value of the re-handle will fairly substantial so be sure to enter a knife you really like.
This will not be a rush job so be prepared to be without your knife for a matter of weeks.

Good Luck Everyone!

Vertigo
10-15-2012, 08:52 PM
Quick question - does the funky cleaver handle on a CCK count as a Wa? Lol.

Burl Source
10-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Quick question - does the funky cleaver handle on a CCK count as a Wa? Lol.
We are going to have to get Mike's input on that, since he will be doing the work.

apicius9
10-15-2012, 09:05 PM
Can I play also? :)

Stefan

Burl Source
10-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Can I play also? :)
Stefan

Of course you can!

SpikeC
10-15-2012, 09:10 PM
The CCK is absolutely a Wa!

Burl Source
10-15-2012, 09:16 PM
The CCK is absolutely a Wa!
I am a wood guy, what do I know.
Vertigo, you can enter your cleaver.
Now enter your photos everyone.
That is except Spike. He fed his camera to his dog, right before he set up the motorcycle springboard so his dog can get over the fence easier.

K-Fed
10-15-2012, 09:34 PM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0120.jpg

Tanaka lefty 210 deba in blue 2

SpikeC
10-15-2012, 09:38 PM
Aren't you supposed to use a sword for that?

Johnny.B.Good
10-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Great idea for a giveaway!

Unfortunately, I'm fresh out of knives with stock wa handles.

Awfully generous of you, Mark. I look forward to seeing what you and Mike come up with for a handle.

K-Fed
10-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Lol the tanaka did ok

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/LetsKillKevy/IMG_0123.jpg

knyfeknerd
10-15-2012, 10:11 PM
Okay, here it is....
......my Kejiro Doi 270mm kiritsuke. This thing has what is (IMHO) a great factory D handle.
It's great, but it's no mhenry. This thing would be even sweeter. Even if I don't win, I'm very excited to see what this "surprise handle" looks like!!!
thanks Mark and Mike for doing this. Very cool idea.http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniffs/IMG_4992.jpghttp://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/kniffs/IMG_4991.jpg

mhenry
10-15-2012, 10:35 PM
I'll do my best to give this a two week turn around too

apicius9
10-15-2012, 10:50 PM
I'll do my best to give this a two week turn around too

Superhuman! ;)

Stefan

Deckhand
10-15-2012, 11:02 PM
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Deckhand1/5E8C9C20-4840-408E-9348-F050DB75F5FD-2465-0000039450C863DF.jpg

My favorite. My Kanisaki deba. My King Crab knife.:D
Thanks to both of you for such a great contest.

Mike9
10-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Does having one in the mail count? If so This should be arriving early next week - a Carter Kurouchi Sujihiki

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kalaeb
10-16-2012, 12:03 AM
Wow, can't pass up this opportunity, crazy new wood and custom handle:

Here is the first...and last knife I ground, after grinding it Mr. Thomas looked at it and said "I think I can save it". He did and now I have a pretty dang good 210 gyuto, but I have not had a chance to finish the handle yet.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z349/mattstephens79/IMG_0226.jpg

Thanks for doing this Mark and Mike, very cool idea and happy future birthday Mark!

chinacats
10-16-2012, 12:31 AM
Most generous contest! I too would love to have my CCK rehandled...

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r585/knifedude/PA160596.jpg

cclin
10-16-2012, 01:27 AM
I always want Mike's custom handle:EDance2:! here you go, my brand new shig 245mm gyuto...
http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s482/54cclin/CIMG1400_zpse2f9a5cc.jpg

ecchef
10-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Here's one I just couldn't pass up:



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Suisin Dreamcraft 240 kiritsuke that I got from Dan.

Great knife, but could be really OMG with some new wood.

Pensacola Tiger
10-16-2012, 10:28 AM
A Yoshikane 24 cm tamamoku wa-gyuto. Takefu V2 steel. I lent it to Mike to try, and he still has it, so I'm halfway there. :doublethumbsup:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Pensacola%20Tigers%20Knives/file.jpg

El Pescador
10-16-2012, 11:10 AM
Heiji Nakiri. I've been looking for a replacement handle for this for awhile. What a great opportunity-thanks Mark and Mike!

rsacco
10-16-2012, 11:41 AM
10666

I'm in with a Yoshikane SLD Kurouchi Damascus Petty 180 mm

Thanks!

pumbaa
10-16-2012, 01:18 PM
My first non mainstream knife and my first wa handle. I got it from knyfeknerd and I love this thing. Hattori FH wa
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/IMG_4378.jpg

EdipisReks
10-16-2012, 01:30 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/4262/takeda.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/takeda.jpg/) click to embiggen.


240mm Takeda gyuto. my other Takeda has a great handle from Stefan, and i would love for this one to be upgraded, too.

Burl Source
10-16-2012, 03:54 PM
Looks like some worthy candidates so far.

Crothcipt
10-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Well I don't have the knife yet. But Marko's practice knife.
in the meantime I will post a pic of something that needs a handle.

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its a damascus practice dagger I found on ebay that I have yet to put a handle on. I do not remember the maker. Its great for opening letters.

ubiquito
10-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Here's another Carter to throw into the mix! This is a 7.1 sun (216mm) HG Funayuki that is just begging a custom handle (and a better camera!).

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/632/imag0279bt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/imag0279bt.jpg/)

Cutty Sharp
10-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Good heavens, it's a ho-wood massacre! :knifed: I like all the handles above, except the cleaver. Ecchef, your Suisin Dreamcraft 240 kiritsuke with ho-wa and marble ferrule is wonderful. How could you? :scared4: Looks amazing!

Burl Source
10-16-2012, 07:16 PM
Come on Cutty Sharp, enter the contest.
If you win we will make it something conservative that will go good with your red mohawk and tattoos.

SpikeC
10-16-2012, 07:26 PM
OK, I thought about my Takeda, butt I like the handle on it, so how about this one, I'm using more and more and it works well!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-acVgkvbmEZw/T0aNrb38zLI/AAAAAAAAAcE/nBYRKyNCyHc/s640/IMG_2655.JPG

Vertigo
10-16-2012, 10:06 PM
Here's an old picture from when it was new. No way to upload a current photo until I find some USB cables.

http://www.souppilgrim.com/orglif/cck.jpg

ThEoRy
10-17-2012, 01:36 AM
Konosuke hd 240mm gyuto.

Von blewitt
10-17-2012, 06:43 AM
Ikkanshi tadatsuna 270 gyuto, white#2
Fingers crossed.....http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q522/huwjones83/15C92D6E-2183-4BA4-B857-241A1B5FD9F7-47539-0000621404D2292F_zps8a6e66d9.jpg

jayhay
10-17-2012, 10:54 AM
I've put a lot of work into this knife as it was purchased to learn on. It's a great cutter and really needs a new pair of shoes :) Awesome contest, thanks for doing this!

http://imageshack.us/a/img821/5917/38320337.jpg

eaglerock
10-17-2012, 12:57 PM
I'm in with my Sakai Yusuke 240mm gyuto :) Thank you for the great contest :D

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/56956/IMG_7740.jpg

Cutty Sharp
10-17-2012, 03:50 PM
Come on Cutty Sharp, enter the contest. If you win we will make it something conservative that will go good with your red mohawk and tattoos.

Hehe... mohawk and tattoos, how'd you know! :slaphead: Seriously, I haven't got a big collection and wouldn't want to spare anything, and I'm quite happy with all my wa-handles which are either ho or ichii. If I pick up a stinker in Japan next week I'll try and post it before the 29th, although that's the day I return. ... And then if I win you can get get your revenge with an over-the-top pink-mauve burl! (I'd vow to keep it too.) :tongue:

TamanegiKin
10-19-2012, 01:22 AM
Sorry about the lame cell phone pic but I'd love a new pair of shoes on my Suisin Yanagiba.
The OG handle has started to crack a little bit on the bottom side just behind the ferrule.
Thanks for the chance at a sweet new handle Mark and Mike!
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x350/tamanegikin/IMAG0314-1.jpg

ecchef
10-19-2012, 01:46 AM
That knife has character! Nice pic.

The Edge
10-19-2012, 01:46 AM
Here's one that needs some new shoes. Ferrule has started to move a little, and the backside has a marred spot on the horn that makes me wince every time I see it. It's a Doi 300mm Takohiki.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8101942593_3e3242bfba.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30658974@N03/8101942593/)

Thanks for doing this M&M!

Don Nguyen
10-19-2012, 01:49 AM
Holy bananas that Takohiki is stunning!

cookinstuff
10-19-2012, 01:54 AM
ecchef's suisin dreamcraft should be taken out, that stock handle is way too nice to change! :doublethumbsup:

Lefty
10-19-2012, 03:40 PM
If a conversion is doable (I'll pay the difference!), I have a candidate that I've wanted a new handle on for a LOOOONNNG time.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/55072F36-203D-4DF4-98BD-2B091753E043-13229-00001253B6FF0182.jpg

Oh, by the way, yes it is the Misono I'm talking about. :)

eaglerock
10-19-2012, 04:31 PM
A dragon misono made to Wa :fanning:

add
10-19-2012, 06:17 PM
Top shelf offer here guys, thanks. :bigeek:


Yoshikane 240 original handle- stained, oiled/waxed, and epoxy treatment- solid but pedestrian.

http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh603/nitetrain16/100_0849-1.jpg

Burl Source
10-19-2012, 06:45 PM
Looks like some really good candidates.

RobinW
10-20-2012, 05:24 AM
Masamoto ks 240.
Very nice knife but the handle is a bit disappointing.

*http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k604/Rob98765/IMG_20121020_110606.jpg
http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k604/Rob98765/IMG_20121020_110606.jpg

Thanks for doing this!

stevenStefano
10-20-2012, 11:37 AM
The red engraving on the end of the Masamoto handles is cool though

RobinW
10-20-2012, 02:05 PM
The red engraving on the end of the Masamoto handles is cool though


True, but it is VERY similar to the wifes Tanaka $50 santoku....

picopox
10-22-2012, 01:41 AM
Looks like my link didn't work, so this is a REPOST(ignore the previous one)

Moritaka 270mm AS Gyuto

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/pxcr6za99tgoddf/IMG_20121017_074203.jpg

Lefty
10-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Ask Mike if he can incorporate the Masamoto symbol from the old handle in as a butt cap. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy.

mainaman
10-22-2012, 11:00 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/2r3h4xs.jpg

210 Deba, could use a nice handle

RobinW
10-22-2012, 11:22 AM
Ask Mike if he can incorporate the Masamoto symbol from the old handle in as a butt cap. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy.


Now that is an idea i like!

Jim
10-22-2012, 12:22 PM
Here is my submission for your Birthday Mark, This handle is not very comfortable!

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=38488 (http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=38488)

Thanks!

miketayl0r
10-22-2012, 12:47 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/27yq1lh.jpg

Kanehiro 240mm gyuto. AS clad in SS. Stock handle is fairly large and bulky, could use some new wood!

dough
10-22-2012, 12:55 PM
really nice knives on here
dont feel worthy with this knife but it gets a serious workout often and could use new shoes
edit: sorry its a konosuke white #2 240mm

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=dba60f95ef&view=att&th=13a89571616f8deb&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw

Burl Source
10-22-2012, 02:28 PM
Here is my submission for your Birthday Mark, This handle is not very comfortable!
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=38488 (http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=38488)
Thanks!
Just round the corners a little and it should be good to go.
Not too sure about the cord wrap ferrule though.

mhenry
10-22-2012, 06:32 PM
I bet I can get my niece to reproduce it with some red paint and a paint brush, she is a gifted artist. Then we can just epoxy over it. She is nineteen and starving so I might have throw a twenty at her.



Now that is an idea i like!

Eamon Burke
10-22-2012, 06:36 PM
Good thing I'm not running this contest, a bunch of these would be disqualified! Are you folks nuts?!

I honestly want to join in on this, but I don't have a wa-handle knife that I want to rehandle. It thought about putting in a Tojiro ITK 120mm Petty for giggles, but nah.

Justin0505
10-22-2012, 06:53 PM
I supposedly have a 255mm practice gyuto coming from Marko sans-handle.

Knowing Marko though, it will be a stunning piece of work , but the contest may end before i actually get the blade in my hands. This could actually work out though as he could just ship it right to Mr. Henry.

Ill update with picks if i ever get them.

Zwiefel
10-22-2012, 10:18 PM
I am a wood guy, what do I know.
Vertigo, you can enter your cleaver.
Now enter your photos everyone.
That is except Spike. He fed his camera to his dog, right before he set up the motorcycle springboard so his dog can get over the fence easier.

Hahahahhaha!

Hard to post any media from my nook, but Id like to enter my Suisin Inox Honyaki wa-gyuto 240mm. Its featured in my profile photo. I can post something different next weekend if needed.

knyfeknerd
10-22-2012, 10:58 PM
Hard to post any media from my nook, but Id like to enter my Suisin Inox Honyaki wa-gyuto 240mm.
Those are such nice handles too. The F&F on my Inox Honyaki is impeccable, that's why I'm not nominating it...................................



..............but my Kamagata Usuba would look so cool with a custom handle. Maybe one of these days.

Zwiefel
10-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Those are such nice handles too. The F&F on my Inox Honyaki is impeccable, that's why I'm not nominating it...................................



..............but my Kamagata Usuba would look so cool with a custom handle. Maybe one of these days.


Like the new profile photo....

This would be my first custom handle.....tho i am supposed to gets a laminate from taz, if i can bloody find time to get it in the mail....

mr drinky
10-22-2012, 11:49 PM
Good heavens, it's a ho-wood massacre!

This did make me laugh. Good one.

Unfortunately, I have no contribution as my two knives worthy of rehandling already have Stefan handles waiting for them. I will be interested to see what comes of this though.

k.

RobinW
10-23-2012, 02:01 AM
I bet I can get my niece to reproduce it with some red paint and a paint brush, she is a gifted artist. Then we can just epoxy over it. She is nineteen and starving so I might have throw a twenty at her.

If i win I'll gladly cover the 20....

wenus2
10-23-2012, 04:43 AM
It took me a while to decide between this or a deba.
Ultimately I decided that while debas come and go, I am unlikely to ever part with this knife, so it is my most genuine candidate.
I am with several guys aroud here in that I dont have much of anthing else that's an option really. I don't want the knife gods coming after me for stripping down a Doi or a beautiful marble Dreamcraft.

Here's some more Ho wood on the kindling block:
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ecchef
10-23-2012, 05:24 AM
I don't want the knife gods coming after me for stripping down a Doi or a beautiful marble Dreamcraft.

Hey now....:angel2:

I was actually going to choose my 210 HD as the candidate, but I like the factory handle. :dontknow:

Cutty Sharp
10-23-2012, 07:40 AM
Id like to enter my Suisin Inox Honyaki wa-gyuto 240mm. Its featured in my profile photo. I can post something different next weekend if needed.

Those are such nice handles too. The F&F on my Inox Honyaki is impeccable, that's why I'm not nominating it
Zwiefel, how could you? An innocent, defenceless, magnificent ho-wa....



Good heavens, it's a ho-wood massacre!
This did make me laugh. Good one.
:thankyou2:

mhenry
10-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Cutty enter the contest! The handle can be made exactly to your specifications. Even if you don't care about the wood, thats better than a randomly sized stock Ho handle huh?




Zwiefel, how could you? An innocent, defenceless, magnificent ho-wa....


:thankyou2:

Cutty Sharp
10-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks, mhenry. Yes, I said I would enter if I find a new knife with a handle I don't like over the next few days in Japan. :rolleyes2: I'm happy with what I already have, though, so those ho's will be left to live out the rest of their natural lives just as as nature intended!

wenus2
10-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Come on Cutty, thats not Gangnam Style. Bling it up!

knyfeknerd
10-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Let's all chip in our old ho wood handles and make some kind of craft or statue or something for cutty. I've got 2 I can donate. I'll bet mhenry has a ton. Maybe ship them all to the boardsmith and he can make a cutting board out of them.

Eamon Burke
10-23-2012, 11:53 PM
Cutty is so good to his Hoes.

Zwiefel
10-24-2012, 12:10 AM
I heard if you don't take care of your hoes they split on you.

Cutty Sharp
10-24-2012, 12:23 AM
just like you guys to joke and pick on innocent wood.


Let's all chip in our old ho wood handles and make some kind of craft or statue or something for cutty. I've got 2 I can donate. I'll bet mhenry has a ton. Maybe ship them all to the boardsmith and he can make a cutting board out of them.

Thanks, but I'd prefer something a little more solemn and respectful. A ho sculpture or monument of some kind paying tribute to the countless ho's who were promised so much, a dignified role in life at the service of a fine blade - and soon found themselves prematurely cast onto the craftsman's cold floor.

mhenry
10-24-2012, 07:14 AM
The many unceremoniously discarded ho handles that I have smacked with hammers, and crushed in vises would bring a tear to your eyes.




just like you guys to joke and pick on innocent wood.



Thanks, but I'd prefer something a little more solemn and respectful. A ho sculpture or monument of some kind paying tribute to the countless ho's who were promised so much, a dignified role in life at the service of a fine blade - and soon found themselves prematurely cast onto the craftsman's cold floor.

Cutty Sharp
10-24-2012, 11:00 AM
mhenry, you're a beast!

stevenStefano
10-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Can't you cut up bits of ho wood and make them into a hat like Australian people wear?

http://www.wildtoys.co.uk/data/animal_toys/564x423/hatwithcorks.jpg

NO ChoP!
10-27-2012, 11:14 AM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/86698865@N04/7940530630/" title="IMAG0386 by no chop, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/7940530630_b418efa21a.jpg" width="299" height="500" alt="IMAG0386"></a>
Masamoto KS

Been meaning to send to Mike, but life changes have got in the way...

Thanks for the opportunity, and happy birthday!

Line cooked
10-27-2012, 01:14 PM
I would love a new handle for this lil guy....180mm Shigefusa Kurouchi finish...super generous Mark and Mike

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89290852@N06/8128157562/in/photostream

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8128157562_7626538019_c.jpg

DeepCSweede
10-28-2012, 08:57 AM
I am getting used to the Ho but I still like bling so my new 210 Shig Miroshi Deba

https://picasaweb.google.com/109831153772528558490/October272012#5804341257833035122

Lefty
10-28-2012, 11:29 AM
This is going to be a hard one to draw, with all of the conversation, etc. Good luck with this one, Mark! ;)

CanadianMan
10-28-2012, 11:47 PM
http://s1297.beta.photobucket.com/user/Zero1079/media/DSC00014.jpg.html#/user/Zero1079/media/DSC00014.jpg.html?&_suid=135148234734508071629659611548
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag39/Zero1079/DSC00014.jpg
Trying again hopefully it works this time

Andrew H
10-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Here you go CanadianMan: http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag39/Zero1079/DSC00014.jpg

Zwiefel
10-29-2012, 12:07 AM
Zwiefel, how could you? An innocent, defenceless, magnificent ho-wa....

Well, the good news is that the odds aren't on my side? I do really like that blonde burl that Mark was showing off recently though....

I don't have many other options: chestnut on the Gesshin petty, or whatever (ho?) is on the Zakuri petty. I really like the chestnut and the zakuri hardly seems a worthy recipient.

CanadianMan
10-29-2012, 12:17 AM
Thanks Andrew H, it just wasn't working for me

daveb
10-29-2012, 12:36 AM
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/55001407/Share/IMAG0169.jpg

How about a Tad 240 Suji?

Thanks Mark and Mike.

Regards,

Dave

Lucretia
10-29-2012, 10:56 AM
Might as well send Cutty Sharp completely around the bend...Shig Ajikiri.

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Cutty Sharp
10-29-2012, 12:02 PM
Just back from Japan, the Land of Ho, and as promised I'll submit my sole knife purchase from the trip - but only for viewing, not for the contest. Sorry guys. As you can see it's a first-rate Yamamoto Hide handle with perfect f&f and I'm completely ho-happy again. Besides it's a plain stainless blade that would look all out of balance with something busier. Sometimes simplicity is best.

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Burl Source
10-29-2012, 01:45 PM
I will do the drawing around 5pm PST
Still time if anyone hasn't entered yet.

stevenStefano
10-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Ok I'll throw my hat in the ring if it ain't too late

Sakai Yusuke White Steel 210 suji
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/55200245/IMAG0354.jpg

Burl Source
10-29-2012, 08:02 PM
Random.org says the winning post is number 83.
Congratulations CanadianMan
Get your knife all packaged up and ready to ship.
I will send a PM later with the address to send it to.

Lefty
10-29-2012, 08:07 PM
Awesome! Congrats Trev!!!

Amazing prize, Mark and Mike!

Pensacola Tiger
10-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Congratulations! Mike gets to do another A-type!

Burl Source
10-29-2012, 08:16 PM
I sure hope CanadianMan likes purple, orange and green.
:shocked3:
Just teasing. We will keep it classy looking.
But......he won't know what he is getting until the knife comes back.
So there will be that little bit of doubt.
Bwaa Haaa Haaa!

TamanegiKin
10-29-2012, 08:45 PM
This is an awesome prize/giveaway and congrats to the winner! I'll be looking forward to see the surprise handle.

CanadianMan
10-29-2012, 08:58 PM
Thank you so much Mark and Mike!!! Purple used to be my favourite colour, so i think that combination would be cool if i was 6 years old again lol
I can't wait to see what the end product is going to be, Thanks again

add
10-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Good vibes out to the materials and labor donors here.
Wonderful GAW contest....

Congrats CM !

EdipisReks
10-29-2012, 09:08 PM
congrats!

Cutty Sharp
10-29-2012, 09:47 PM
Congrats to CM! Whew, I'm relieved it wasn't Zwiefel's beaut.

cookinstuff
10-29-2012, 11:19 PM
Congrats Trev, nice, I will get to see this handle in action at work. I almost feel like I won and I didn't even enter :doublethumbsup:
Thanks Mark and Mike for doing this, great idea for a contest!

knyfeknerd
10-29-2012, 11:32 PM
Congrats CanadianMan!
Thanks to Mark and Mike for an awesome contest.
I'm kinda disappointed Cutty didn't win though. I was hoping to turn him to the dark side.
To quote Snoop Dogg : "Pimps up, Ho's down. If dat ***** can't swim, she's bound to drizz-ownn"

Zwiefel
10-29-2012, 11:40 PM
Congrats to CM! Whew, I'm relieved it wasn't Zwiefel's beaut.

Heh....me too, a little. Got a Nakiri with a Stefan handle in transit, so going to have a fancy handle soon anyway!

Also, Taz is doing a custom western , non-ho (does that make it a pimp?), Handle out of laminate material.

Congrats to CanadianMan! I'm assuming that isnt anything like PiltdownMan!

Johnny.B.Good
10-30-2012, 01:07 AM
Awesome! Congrats Trev!!!

Amazing prize, Mark and Mike!

+1

Looking forward to the big reveal!

Happy birthday, Mark.

Eamon Burke
10-30-2012, 01:22 AM
Congrats!

wenus2
10-30-2012, 03:17 AM
Cool, congrats to all.
Good contest guys.
Thank you Mark and Mike.

eaglerock
10-30-2012, 06:12 AM
congrats!

Line cooked
10-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Congrats

CanadianMan
10-30-2012, 06:18 PM
The Knife has bein sent!! Along with another one of mine and two of Adam's (cookinstuff), hopefully Mike will have some free time in the near future to do some other handles

Jim
10-30-2012, 06:24 PM
Congratulations!

Burl Source
10-30-2012, 06:39 PM
I am cleaning up a new batch of stabilized wood right now (100+lbs)
I will be selecting some real good pieces for your handle and probably mail them to Mike tomorrow.

Thank You Everyone for taking part in the contest. I enjoyed myself.
BTW:
I think someone should make one of those Australian hats for CuttySharp with a bunch of dead Ho knockoffs.

Cutty Sharp
10-30-2012, 07:32 PM
Can't you cut up bits of ho wood and make them into a hat like Australian people wear?http://www.wildtoys.co.uk/data/animal_toys/564x423/hatwithcorks.jpg



BTW: I think someone should make one of those Australian hats for CuttySharp with a bunch of dead Ho knockoffs.


You don't fool me, Mark. I know exactly what would happen. No sooner would the hat be made then someone would be sending it to you for the ho to be replaced with spalted-something, camel bone and micarta spacers. ;)

... Maybe at least we could try out your new cascara sagrada. Octagonal please.

Deckhand
11-01-2012, 04:21 PM
The Knife has bein sent!! Along with another one of mine and two of Adam's (cookinstuff), hopefully Mike will have some free time in the near future to do some other handles

Congratulations! Good stuff.

The Edge
11-01-2012, 05:45 PM
Congrats, can't wait to see what comes out of this!

Burl Source
11-05-2012, 09:09 PM
It took me a long time picking out the wood to use for CanadianMan's handle.
I kept changing my mind.
In the end I picked out two different contrasting woods that have been popular with both the conservatives and the crazy people.
The handle will be different than any I have ever seen here or elsewhere.

Here is what I am sending to Mike tomorrow.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/002-36.jpg
Mike, remember not to show anyone. Nobody else get's to see what we come up with until CanadianMan gets the knife back and posts his photos.

mhenry
11-05-2012, 09:12 PM
Will do Mark. I got the knife in from Canada today.

cclin
11-05-2012, 10:25 PM
teaser!!:angry1:

Cutty Sharp
11-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Will be interesting to see the result

Crothcipt
11-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Mark are you saying that Cutty would be happy too?

CanadianMan
11-06-2012, 12:34 AM
Im so excited!! Can't wait to get my new handle:doublethumbsup:

Cutty Sharp
11-06-2012, 06:53 AM
Mark are you saying that Cutty would be happy too?

I think someone's trying to use my good name to catch a hint on the wood!

Burl Source
11-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Mark are you saying that Cutty would be happy too?
I am thinking he would be on the fence with this one.

Crothcipt
11-06-2012, 12:19 PM
I think someone's trying to use my good name to catch a hint on the wood!

Yes I was. Sometimes I think like that.

Cutty Sharp
11-06-2012, 01:01 PM
I am thinking he would be on the fence with this one.

On the fence but a wooden fence, no doubt!

At the very least, I think all the wood that you collect looks great. I just don't always like the combos people choose and the wanton destruction of noble ho. Can be amazing, but can also be a travesty!

Burl Source
11-06-2012, 03:51 PM
OK, so I can't keep a secret worth a darn.
I know Cutty will like this.
But what about the winner?
Do you think he'll like this combo?
I didn't want the orange to be overpowering so it would go as the ferrule.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/001-54.jpg

Just teasing.
:shocked3:

Vertigo
11-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Just teasing.
:shocked3:

Chicken. :lol2:

You should have let that marinate a little bit.

SpikeC
11-06-2012, 04:29 PM
That does look like something a ho would wear!

DeepCSweede
11-06-2012, 05:07 PM
Here I was thinking Christmas came early for our willing participant...

CanadianMan
11-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Haha, I think that combination would look good lol