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    Wa Handle (makers) I Work With....

    I've been asked to install wa handles from many different sources over the years and in far too many cases I've been the victim of financial loss for accepting these offers. I've learned that I can only work with sources that provide me a stable built platform, ease of installation, limited risk for liability, and good customer support.

    Below are the only wa handlemakers that I will install handles from. These guys have worked with me and shown that they support both our customers and myself as the installer.

    I highly recommend these wa handlemakers for your knife rehandle needs....



    1. Stefan Keller (aka - apicius9) of JapaneseHandles.com & Stefan's Japanese Knife Handles


    2. Mikey Riggen (aka - mkriggen) of Hanu Mana Wa Handles

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    On a side note, I find it interesting that both Stefan and Mikey reside in HI as did the 1st handlemaker Fish. Is something in the air out there that speaks to the inner woodworker in knifenuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    1. Stefan Keller (aka - apicius9) of JapaneseHandles.com & Stefan's Japanese Knife Handles

    2. Mikey Riggen (aka - mkriggen) of Hanu Mana Wa Handles
    Check, and check

    Glad to hear that the two batches of handles I've got in the works/queue have the rubber stamp of approval.
    "A dull knife means you're a ******* loser" – Matty Matheson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    On a side note, I find it interesting that both Stefan and Mikey reside in HI as did the 1st handlemaker Fish. Is something in the air out there that speaks to the inner woodworker in knifenuts?
    I don't know. I never did any woodworking in my life before I started dabbling with handles, so maybe there is something to that And thanks for keeping me on the list!

    Stefan

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    Shops are tiny and machinery freight charges are huge, makes you think small

    Be well,
    Mikey
    Rule #1- Don't sweat the small s%&t, rule #2- It's ALL small s%&t
    Mikey

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    And thanks for keeping me on the list!

    Stefan

    If you only made 1 handle per 10 yrs time you'd still be on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkriggen View Post
    Shops are tiny and machinery freight charges are huge, makes you think small

    Be well,
    Mikey

    LOL - makes sense

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