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HHH Knives
10-20-2012, 09:52 PM
These are the first true was handles I have made. and I wonder why I waited so long! :D

If I may ask. I have a couple questions in regard to wa handle size and shape. So any advise or basic guidelines I need to know about would be great..

How much taper do you like on a wa handle?
How long is a standard size for a 240 blade?
Would you expect the handle on a 270 to be longer, larger etc then that of a 240 gyuto?

Is all this more personal preference? Or are there some rough guidelines as to handle sizes for different blade styles? :scratchhead:

Thanks in advance for your time and answers.

Von blewitt
10-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Those look great. What is the materials?

The hekler
10-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Those look like the kind of handles Ferrari would make if they ever get into making knives.

10-20-2012, 10:09 PM
18mm x 22mm at the front and 22mm x 26mm at the back would be a medium(normal) size Wa.

HHH Knives
10-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Thanks Mario.

HHH Knives
10-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Those look like the kind of handles Ferrari would make if they ever get into making knives.

Nice, Thanks!! :D

HHH Knives
10-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Those look great. What is the materials?

Its a black and red Phenolic Laminate.

10-20-2012, 10:33 PM
Wow. Just wow!!!

10-21-2012, 04:43 AM
:bliss:yes! wa-HHH knives

10-21-2012, 06:18 AM
It looks like carbon fibre used in high-end bicycles etc.

I like this a whole lot.

10-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Looks great. The material is a good idea too, should hold up to the moisture and humidity well

HHH Knives
10-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the comments you guys! coming from such a great group of Kitchen Knife Knuts it means alot.

God Bless.

10-21-2012, 11:04 PM
+1 very Ferrariesque I like these a lot

Those look like the kind of handles Ferrari would make if they ever get into making knives.

The Edge
10-21-2012, 11:18 PM
Looking good Randy!

HHH Knives
10-22-2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks much!!

Don Nguyen
10-24-2012, 12:53 PM
LOVE the simplicity and touch of red.

Are those "waves" due to the material or camera?

HHH Knives
10-24-2012, 01:18 PM
The waves are the material. Its layers and as I shape the handle you can see the different layers. Its very cool. Not a camera trick. Thanks.

10-24-2012, 01:57 PM
I hope to score one...what???

HHH Knives
10-24-2012, 08:00 PM
I think that can be worked out!

10-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Beautiful Randy! G10?

Eamon Burke
10-24-2012, 09:54 PM
Very cool! Wa handle dimensions are a lot like knife profiles. There are norms, but no standards--it's all preference.

10-25-2012, 04:00 PM
I think that can be worked out!

Hell yeah! Maybe the first week of November. :)

HHH Knives
10-25-2012, 04:59 PM
Thats what I was thinking Lefty.

10-25-2012, 05:11 PM

HHH Knives
10-31-2012, 11:20 AM

HHH Knives
10-31-2012, 12:26 PM
Here are some pictures of the finished knives! :D

10-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Whoa! I see some single bevels there--intriguing.

10-31-2012, 02:54 PM
that is what I was thinking

10-31-2012, 03:19 PM
those look great! and more info on the single bevels!

HHH Knives
10-31-2012, 03:25 PM
These blades were sent to me ground and heat treated. I made and fitted the handles to them. The are a VG10 with damascus cladding. Seem like well round blade to me. The single bevels knives are stupid sharp as you would expect from this style grind.

I hve a couple single bevel knives coming soon that are full customs. :) Stay tuned for more info and pictures!

God Bless

10-31-2012, 03:25 PM
Those are incredibly awesome looking!

HHH Knives
10-31-2012, 03:26 PM
I really like the way a Wa handle feels and have plans to do more of them. I dont know why I waited so long to make the first ones! :)

Again, Thanks guys for checkin out the thread. and for the comments.

10-31-2012, 06:25 PM
wow nice handles cool material looks almost like carbon

10-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Nice and understated look, I like them.