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    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
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    Ohh, pretty! I think thuya is my favorite wood - after koa, of course... Nice work, Dave!

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigert View Post
    Very nice knife, Dave! Makes feel a bit sad though, since I'm so far down on your list. How's the balance point on a hidden tang vs a full tang?

    Going hidden tang moves the weight forward quite a bit which IMO is a good thing. When making full tang knives, to combat heavy handle syndrome, I taper the tang as much as I can get away with which does almost as good for moving the wight forward.

    Don't despair on the wait time too much as I'm trying to get moving faster.

    Thanks for the kind words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Ohh, pretty! I think thuya is my favorite wood - after koa, of course... Nice work, Dave!

    Stefan

    It smells nice when working it. Thanks Stefan

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    Beautiful knife Dave.
    I like the look of the hidden tang way more than the full tang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    Beautiful knife Dave.
    I like the look of the hidden tang way more than the full tang.

    Thanks Mark.

    Hey do you recall this wood? You managed to get me three matching blocks.

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    I think I prefer the look of a hidden tang knife.

    Nice work, Dave.

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    The full tangs are more traditional in appearance and are more challenging to get correct but they reduce the amount of wood seen as a package so the hidden tang offers up a greater palate for presentation which is sort of cleaner in appearance. For my knives it's a matter of taste and preferences of the customer as to what's best since the balance and performance will be similar. I love the feedback though, please always feel free to share your thoughts on any subject, it helps me to gauge interest and also to gather ideas for the future.

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    Just adding in the last two I did last week....


    Amboyna burl & maple with African blackwood ferrules.
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    I was looking forward to the update on this page. Nice work Dave!!
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