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    Martell Knives w/Pre-Made Wa Handles

    As many of you may remember I had partnered up (more like he helped me out big time) with James from Knives and Stones to bring in his pre-made wa handles to install on my Martell knives and it was an immediate success. I wanted to continue on with this idea so James was kind enough to once again supply me with a load his handles.

    What's so special about this?

    For starters - the price point.

    When I don't have to purchase handle materials & abrasive consumables, nor work the handles (besides installation), I can offer the knives for sale at a substantial discount to what I normally charge, in most cases about $150 OFF! my standard pricing. Does that have your attention?


    Then consider the quality of these handles. We're getting ebony and buffalo horn (in black & blond/streaked) plus either white G10 or nickel silver spacers are also available on some models. The build quality and finish is great on these handles and they are, IMHO, premium handles.


    I've attached some pictures of the handles I just received and are available today.

    These handles are ONLY available for installation on a Martell knife. If you're interested in ordering one of my knives to have one of these handles then please contact me via PM or email and let me know which handle/knife you desire, we'll talk pricing, and then move forward with getting your knife started ASAP.

    I can only offer what's available in the pictures below, no custom options/ordering available.

    This is 1st come - first served.


    Thanks for your time and please feel free to comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this project.

    Regards,
    Dave


    *Note - the handles are shown in a protective shrink wrap film. Any imperfections noticed are likely from this packaging and do not reflect the quality of the handle itself.

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    Martell Knives w/Pre-Made Wa Handles

    I hope this comment isn't out of place (if so please remove), but I just received five of these handles from James as well.

    All I can say is wow… the craftsmanship and f&f is top notch as with a fully custom handle, yet the simplicity and elegance of ebony with horn speaks to Japanese tradition wothout being too "loud" to take away from the blade they will be paired with (not sure if that makes any sense or not). I'm very impressed
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjangula View Post
    I hope this comment isn't out of place (if so please remove), but I just received five of these handles from James as well.

    All I can say is wow… the craftsmanship and f&f is top notch as with a fully custom handle, yet the simplicity and elegance of ebony with horn speaks to Japanese tradition wothout being too "loud" to take away from the blade they will be paired with (not sure if that makes any sense or not). I'm very impressed

    Your comments are always welcome Tanner. I agree with them too.

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    Glad you feel the same Dave, I think what you and James are working on is a good idea
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    I'm going to have a couple of Martell knives coming up soon with these handles on them..stay tuned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I'm going to have a couple of Martell knives coming up soon with these handles on them..stay tuned!

    The first one will be a CPM-154 240mm gyuto with the #3 marbled buffalo horn/nickel silver spacer/ebony....

    $500 ($125 OFF!!!)
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    I just had a PM asking if this knife is spoken for, the answer was "not yet".

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    How about now? Still available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMande View Post
    How about now? Still available?

    Hi Kev, yeah it's still available. I'll be doing what's left of the grinding tomorrow.


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