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Thread: Burnt Chestnut handle from JKI + Masamoto KS -brief review and pics

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    Burnt Chestnut handle from JKI + Masamoto KS -brief review and pics

    I had been meaning to get an octagon handle put on my beloved Masamoto KS gyuto for quite a while. I wanted something with a nice dark wood (read: not Ho) but didn't want to shell out $100+. When I saw the burnt chestnut handles on JKI for well under $100, I couldn't resist. I got the knife back a couple days ago and I am very happy with the results. The handle is very well made and comfortable. Jon selected a perfect size for my 240 gyuto and the installation seems to be very solid. The BC is different than other woods in that it is naturally textured (see pic of the butt of the handle) and the finish on it highlights that feature. I really like the feel/grip this provides. Needless to say I'm very much looking forward to work today.






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    Looks great. I'm ordering a few when I get my tax rerun. What size did he choose for your 240?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Looks great. I'm ordering a few when I get my tax rerun. What size did he choose for your 240?
    I don't have a ruler handy, but based on a comparison to a 150 petty I'd say it's 145mm. The balance point is the same as it was with the original handle.

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    i likey likey likey =D

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    Looks nice! I don't see handles on the JKI website--can someone post the link?

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    Thanks!

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    looks awesome, i've heard great things about the burnt chestnut

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    i wish i had the resources for a wa conversion on my misono dragon. idk why, it's ridiculous, but seems like a fun idea

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    Very nice. If they came this way from the factory I would have bought one of these a long time ago.

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