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    Senior Member Lucretia's Avatar
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    Hmmmm. Sounds like there isn't an easy answer. This one might end up in B/S/T.
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    Do you actually use the large heel as well as the swelling in the middle of the handle? I generally don't and I might consider grinding the heel down as well as the middle to make it a little more wa-like. I think you might be able to move the balance point up to the bolster just doing that. Otherwise it's hidden tang time

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    If the bolster is in front of the balance point, it would seem that reducing the mass of the bolster would make the problem worse.
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    When I find a few minutes I might have to dust off some old textbooks and guestimate how much wood at the end of the handle would need to come off in order to move the center of mass an appropriate amount. Worth a little scribbling to make an estimate before I do anything rash. Assuming those particular brain cells haven't drowned in beer by now.
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    I would go with option 3 for now.


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    Here I've removed half an inch:


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