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    First rehandle

    Hi guys, after knocking out a sinkbridge a few weeks ago, I decided to have a go at rehandling a cheap (real cheap) knife I had lying around in my garden shed (yep, that cheap!)

    I cut my own scales from a piece of red iron bark (I think) that I had lying around in my wood shed and some teak which I dyed green for effect (aluminium spacer between the two). Here's a couple of work in progress shots:

    Scales roughed out and starting to be glued to blade:

    Handle shaped and teak dyed.

    Finished product. The teak was finished with super glue and polished and the iron bark was oiled and waxed. Mosaic pin made by me

    C&C welcome! I know the f&f is a little rough in places but it's my first effort and I learnt plenty from the experience. It actually looks a lot better in real life. I've got another one on the go already (a reprofiled chefs knife) which I know will be better


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    Senior Member Brad Gibson's Avatar
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    wow. as far as a western rehandle goes I believe you have nailed it.Next time try to not follow the same lines as were on the stock handle. I dont like that it dips near the choil but it looks absolutely beautiful.

    Great work and keep it up. I think we have some competition on our hands here. For a first handle this is amazing!
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    Excellent job for the first time out. Keep up the good work.
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    Senior Member marc4pt0's Avatar
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    Looks pretty darn good to me!

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    That is amazing for a first try.

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    Senior Member NO ChoP!'s Avatar
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    Very nice! And the pin is awesome...I am about tired of shelling out $40 for 12" of mosaic! I gotta learn to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NO ChoP! View Post
    Very nice! And the pin is awesome...I am about tired of shelling out $40 for 12" of mosaic! I gotta learn to do that.

    Awesome look!

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    Senior Member ramenlegend's Avatar
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    wow! very nice work!

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    Senior Member cheflarge's Avatar
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    Extrordinary!!! Keep up the good work.

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    Nicely done.

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