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    Sometimes I feel like crying when we get this stuff in

    This once was a beautiful Gyuto forged by Watanabe san.
    The owner has burnt the edge while trying to install the new handle and lost the tip somewhere along the road.
    Heart breaking
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    That hurts. And I know it's different stokes for different folks... but the handle just seem wrong in a Hello Kitty kind of way.


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    Confiscate it. It's for the best.

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    Ugh. I may try my hand at wa handle installs one day, but my first attempt will NOT be a watanabe for this exact reason.

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    Sometimes I feel like crying when we get this stuff in



    They tried a burn-in for a custom (presumably the pink handle has the internal dowel), why not micro rasps/files and epoxy?

    I'll never try a burn-in install.

    EDIT
    is/was that kintaro-ame steel or just the effects of poor care and the botched install attempt?
    "A dull knife means you're a ******* loser" – Matty Matheson

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    I've done several burn in installations on nice knives, never had an issue. this image suggests a lack of common sense perhaps. IMO burn in is FAR SUPERIOR to epoxy mounting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDispossessed View Post
    I've done several burn in installations on nice knives, never had an issue. this image suggests a lack of common sense perhaps. IMO burn in is FAR SUPERIOR to epoxy mounting.
    For Ho wood handles, that is absolutely a great way, but for resin-stabilized burl like this, there would have been no way to burn into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDispossessed View Post
    .....this image suggests a lack of common sense.....
    +1
    I've done a few burn-ins and never had an issue either. I saw someplace that you can use a potato as a heat sink and have tried it. Works pretty well protecting fingers as a bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosho View Post
    For Ho wood handles, that is absolutely a great way, but for resin-stabilized burl like this, there would have been no way to burn into it.
    Unless it had an untreated core dowel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Unless it had an untreated core dowel.
    Yes of course! sorry I forgot about that possibility


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