Murray shows us how he makes his higher end wa-handles....
I think having the black bit in the middle looks cheap as hell
I like them. They're not as "pure" as Stefan, Mike and the gang, but they have a distinct sporty look. i appreciate that he's confident enough in his work/hold of the market that he isn't afraid to show us what he does. Good on him.
so how do you make it octagonal?
From what I understand you sand off the 4 original corners creating 8 new ones as a result.
And who says that Murray (or is people) don't watch the forum?...
"Wait, what?, people are spending $200+ to replace the stock handles on my knifes? SOOoooo, I can put my own fancy handle on a "high grade" blade and charge $200-$300 more! Oh yeah! GIGITY GIGITY"
Helicopter pilots aint' no fools!
"I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded
Love Murray's knives but haven't neen a fan of his new custom handles.
I like it, It adds another construction tool or technique to doing Wa style handles, also great for using up those narrow offcuts
Its a fairly common method to split a block to cut a slot and stick it back together, Mario made that handle recently which was almost like a crossover of traditional Wa and hidden tang, very nice.
Wait - I can ask $200+ for a handle Can't watch the video right now but look forward to it for tonight.
I am okay with the handles, but am having a hard time with this blade: