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    How sure are you that they have stainless tangs? I know Moritakas do, but I can't recall hearing about Takedas

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    Yes Takeda's have SS tangs. You will see the picture of it on his website.

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    Here's the proof from Takeda that his tangs are stainless:


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    If you are flitzing your blade every night I would have to say you are ready to Pimp that blade with a custom handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post


    Damn cool. What was the last stuff put in the handle, boardwax? No need for epoxy?

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    I've never seen or heard of a Takeda handle getting water in it like the OP described. I can only think to say that either the epoxy seal at the tang was compromised or the handle itself has a crack somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I've never seen or heard of a Takeda handle getting water in it like the OP described. I can only think to say that either the epoxy seal at the tang was compromised or the handle itself has a crack somewhere.
    Agreed. He's notorious for globbing that stuff on there too. There is usually too much epoxy, not the other way around.

    The OP said both of his Takeda handles have this problem. Did you try to remove some of the excess epoxy at the ferrule? Maybe it causes a hole or gap.

    Maxim is using beeswax to seal the handle. Boardwax is usually thinner as it is mixed beeswax & mineral oil. For that style you don't need epoxy, but sometimes a touch is nice for extra strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I've never seen or heard of a Takeda handle getting water in it like the OP described. I can only think to say that either the epoxy seal at the tang was compromised or the handle itself has a crack somewhere.
    Dave have you knocked off Takada handles to install a Stepan octagon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Agreed. He's notorious for globbing that stuff on there too. There is usually too much epoxy, not the other way around.
    My Takeda nakiri has a lotta epoxy, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsaltydog View Post
    Dave have you knocked off Takada handles to install a Stepan octagon?
    Only with a chisel.

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