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    YAWA-YAMAWAKU

    YAWA stand for "Yet Another WA" and YAMAWAKU is an affordable 210mm V2 gyuto I got on Ebay.




    Figured Mapple from Burl Source. Artificial light in my kitchen together with long focal length lens doesn't allow me taking detailed shots that would bring 3D wood figure, but this mapple is beautiful. Ask Mark if you don't trust me





    You may have noticed this handle is a bit too long for the knife. That's because it was supposed to replace stock handle on my 240 Kono, but I messed with hole size and it didn't fit. So it went to Yamawaku.





    Plain octagon shape doesn't felt right in my hand (at least those octagonal handles, that were made by me), so I tapered it closer to blade and rounded all edges. I think I stole this idea from mkriggen's handles





    Used flash to show light reflections on the epoxy where tang enters handle. It's the cleanest tang hole I've made so far. Still far from perfection, but there's some progress. Without good drilling press a find making holes incredibly frustrating. Yet I'm afraid my wife might just drive me out of the house if I told her I need a big drilling press





    So after several failed handles in a row, here it is. Complete and mounted handle.

    Btw I do like this Yamawaku knife. V2 core is very easy to sharpen and gets hair popping edge. It may not cut as well as Shigefusa, but when it's 4-x times cheaper, it's hard to complain. Since I got lucky with DT ITK knife, I'd probably need to sell this and Konosuke in the following months, but for now I'm just gonna enjoy it!

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    wow this knife look fanastic

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    Looks outstanding Anton. Even more impressive is doing it without a drill press!

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    Excellent and clean work, I have no problem with the length of the handle either.

    Stefan

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    Gorgeous!
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    Take a look around at: www.sharpandshinyshop.com

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    Looks great. I like the triple spacer combo. What wood is the ferrule and end cap?
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    looks great!

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    Dang Anton,
    You are getting good at this.
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    Very nice, are you taking apprentices?

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