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    while i have latly made my fair share of junk (14 handles to get 8 steak knives done )

    that looks fine and remember most WA are not perfect and also ther is nothing wrong with how a "flat" wa works since most of my tangs are tall i end up making many knives with "wa" handles that are taller then they are wide
    so long as you get the angles right having the sides a bit wider then the top and bottom are not bad and in some cases work better

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    I had 50% success rate until about 6-7 month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Yup. It happens. At least your junk handle shows some awesome skill, if it's any consolation...
    It is alot of consolation. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Mike,

    Any chance you could be trim it into a wa-petty handle?

    Rick
    Hey Rick,
    I suppose I could try, but I dont have a petty to put it on It was intended for a Konosuke Gyuto. The only petty I have has a Stefan handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    You can hollow it out quite a bit with the right file/rasp to lose some weight...
    Is this kosher?

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    The handle hole tends to be oversized, while the ferrule hole is snug, so it really shouldn't negatively affect anything. Certain epoxies expand quite dramatically (but keep the same weight). Not to mention, the shear strength in any decent epoxy is greater than that of wood. You'd effectively be losing mass, while increasing strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    Hey Rick,
    I suppose I could try, but I dont have a petty to put it on It was intended for a Konosuke Gyuto. The only petty I have has a Stefan handle.
    Sounds like an excuse to buy a new petty! Or make it for a petty and sell it.
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    ...Somebody should make an offer....
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    I am going to try to salvage it, and make a petty handle. I will let you guys know how it turns out.
    Thanks Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    That's an interesting point. That looks heavy though. Wouldn't the resulting knife feel like all handle with nothing attached to it?
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