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    2nd Wa, 1st Etch

    Hey all,
    Recently got my first nakiri. It's a Masakage Yuki, white #2, clad. Since the stock handle wasn't the best and i hadn't run my power tools in a few months, i decided to finally scratch an itch i had . My first re-handle was a Wa (almost a year ago!) and since then i had only done westerns. i was also eager to try an etch for the first time. I found a detailed "how-to" from Dave that was, of course, quite useful...ferric chloride and vinegar.
    The handle is african blackwood with maple ferrule. Copper spacer.
    i tried a mortised handle this time which was a bit trickier than the doweled technique on the first. i didn't get the tenon perfectly shaped for the mortise as you may be able to see below.
    In any event...always fun!
    all criticism is welcome!
    thanks again
    -Andre

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    Looks great to me! Handle looks slick, and the Etch looks sweet! Great contrast


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    Looks good Andre. You can always get some dye(specially formulated) for your epoxy to match the color of the wood on the ferrule.
    Nice etch BTW
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    Nicely done. I couldn't spot any imperfections from these photos. Just a nicely done handle with right size and right shape

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    hey thanks for comments all!
    knerd
    I'm currently using an epoxy that's grey (JB Weld). I'm guessing that a dye could only make it darker (which would have worked nicely for this knife...). would you suggest a light epoxy (or maybe clear) for the dye? How would i go about getting a specially formulated dye?
    thanks again

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