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    another "project knife"

    Probably not the project knife that most of you expected to see here, but I already had this knife for a few years now, so why not?

    Ikea 365+ Gnistra 160mm long. 12$ new.


    After getting some decent Japanese knives, I completely forgot about this one. It was hidden somewhere in the drawer for several month. So I decided to make some fun out of it.

    Some basic reprofiling and rehandling.




    …steel needs some polishing and thinning of tip, but it was a fun small project for me.
    Also this is probably my first western styled handle with hidden tang construction.

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    Nice mate! Any in progress shots? Particularly how you did the hidden tang? I'm doing a repair/re-handle job on the mother-in-law's boning knife that only has a tiny stub of a tang and will be doing a freehand western handle with hidden tang as she won't understand a wa!

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    As you can see, the tang is pretty similar to what you'd see on Japanese knives, so nothing special here. I cut about 1/3 of this tang as it was too long for my needs.

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    Nice job! The profile looks much more useful now - as well as the handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    As you can see, the tang is pretty similar to what you'd see on Japanese knives, so nothing special here. I cut about 1/3 of this tang as it was too long for my needs.
    Thanks! Really nice job you've done. Interesting shape on the handle - how does it feel in the hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenMad View Post
    Thanks! Really nice job you've done. Interesting shape on the handle - how does it feel in the hand?
    This handle is very comfortable for hammer grip and terrible with pinch grip. I believe it should have been thinned at least twice to be ok for pinch grip. This size/design is more suitable for hunter knives, not kitchen. But anyways

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    you doing some great stuff. What kind of wood? Thanks for sharing this>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    you doing some great stuff. What kind of wood? Thanks for sharing this>
    Thanks!

    It's made from a small piece of Ebony and Alder burl (which was marked as "grade B" and was pretty cheap when I bought it few month ago). Very soft wood that I wouldn't use for any serious project, but good enough for this like this knife.

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    That looks great

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    You did a great job. But how is the blade quality - was it 'worth' the work?

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