Really nice Stefan :doublethumbsup:
Stefan, Some of the coolest and most unique handles ever
Stefan -- you and the customer need to team up -- those handles look incredible!
Do you know what knives these handles are going on? They look really good, they really are totally different to any others I have seen
Thanks guys. Nope, no idea what the final knives will be. I may have known but I deleted the info when I shipped them out. Let's hope that Dave gets a few photos taken after he put them on. They are three gyuto handles and one yanagi handle, all for larger hands.
Maybe I missed it, but what is the white material that you used Stefan?
The white is Elforyn, a material that was developed as an alternative to ivory, mostly for pool cue making. There is a bit of a controversy around it because it claims to be closer than others to the structure and appearance of ivory to justify its higher cost, and some testers have not confirmed that. I like it for what it is, easy to work with and gets absolutely smooth. I contacted the maker and they told me that the chemical structure was not too different from car paint, so as long as I sand it high enough, it doesn't need any protective finish. These were sanded to 2000 grit and then finished with higher grit metal polish. Came out really nice IMHO.
Sure looks like ivory in your photos.
I hope we get to see pictures of them mounted.
Just without many comments, here is what finally got finished this week. After pixel peeping the pictures, there are a few where I may go back to sanding out micro scratches that I didn't even see before. But then again, maybe the customers don't see them either ;)
I think I missed a few, but you get the idea...
There are some beauties here Stefan; well done.