Nice looking handles!
PS - You should've bought a German car - very reliable. :P
O.k., since I got a few questions:
- the first koa handle would be a great match for a 165-180 deba, also would work for a 200-210 gyuto but it is a bit stubby and not for a very anorectic knife.
- second koa handle with ns spacer is nice and slim, 159mm length, matches a 330 yanagi/fuguhiki; koa is curly but a bit on the wild and natural side, not regularly striped koa
- the marbled horn and amboyna handle is large, 159mm long, 22x26mm at the tip. for a 300mm wa gyuto? Maybe even for one of Nathan's knives One of the nicest red-gold amboyna pieces I have worked with
Stunning work as usual... nice to see some bakelite in the mix.
I took a few pics of this one just before I shipped it out. Used the most expensive piece of wood I ever bought for this handle. I hope DC doesn't find this thread Handle goes to a Polish chef who works in Japan for a 360 custom yanagi. It has this one sapwood spot, and I wasn't sure whether to think of it as a flaw or an asset. I decided to call it character... Last picture is next to my 5.8 sun nakiri.
P1020670 by mgapicius, on Flickr
P1020665 by mgapicius, on Flickr
P1020674 by mgapicius, on Flickr
That sap wood is just excellent! Really good call making use of it! Really sweet piece of work!
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Stunning Stefan, I like the character spot