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    Curses...not mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Jeff View Post
    Curses...not mine...
    Nope but it's in the pile (I mean - line up).

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    Oh wow. Beautiful handles and even more beautiful knives. This is the first time I have seen a polished kinaru ame with such engraving. Shinichi should have polished the choi a little bit more, but darn, that's beautiful work.

    As without saying, Stefan's work is awesome.

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    Thanks Bao. I'm just wondering why the pics always show the little flaws that I didn't catch...

    Stefan

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    Jeff's Suisin Gyuto.....
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    Tim's 360mm Shigefusa Kitaeji Yanagiba....
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    Stefan, can you give us the stats on the handles?

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    Dave,
    I can tell you about the handle on my Suisin INOX Honyaki--its black horn ferrule, red coral spacer, and stabilized black ash burl. I was very happy with the handle as it came out. I really liked the original handle on the Suisin but as you saw it had a cracked ferrule. The handle Stefan made is almost the same exact size as the original sans the round bottom profile of course. How did it sharpen up?

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    Thanks for the pics, Dave, I didn't even take any before I sent those out to you. Jeff described his already, but I have to admit that there is a question mark over the red material - I kept calling it red coral, but it might have been rhodonite. I think there was a mix-up in one of my orderes a while ago.

    The other one is thuya burl with a maple ferrule and black/honey horn spacers plus a damascus endcap that is secured with a hidden pin. It came out a little long, but it's a 360mm knife and I wanted to make it rather longer than shorter - I hope Tim will approve... The damascus is o.k., I had picked that up a while ago as bolster pieces, long before we had all the masters of damascus on this board - actually, the handle was as good as done long before this board was started. Dave was nice enough to etch it for me, I had been sitting here scratching my head about how to best do that...

    Hope that explains it all,

    Stefan

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    Oh man, that 360 Shigi is really sweet! That's wall-art right there!
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