rehandled a ? with ? ...old 8" chef's
This is a re-handle i finished a couple of months ago. It's from my canadian massif? thread (found it at an antique festival..plastic handle seen below, still not sure of the maker). I've recently found myself using this knife a lot. It's thin, light and takes a wicked edge. I only slightly cleaned the blade up and gave it a nice edge. I may reprofile it soon to get rid of the recurved belly.
The handle is rosewood (?) according to the tag that was on the block. It didn't finish as I would have expected (zero experience with rosewood). Maybe it's the sapwood?? What do you experts think? I've tried to find a wood picture that's similar and have not been able to. It was fairly soft. In any event, i was pleasantly surprised by how rustic looking it turned out. And brass rivets...simple look.
At this point, I'm not sure where the knife is from and don't even know which wood i bought :D...
But, like I said, at least it's fun to use:thumbsup:
To give my hankotsu a break, it deboned a couple of chickens last night, left to marinate overnight and then grill. fun tool!