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    Revised D-Shape Handle Design

    I made some changes to an earlier design as suggested by tk59, JC, Bao (many thanks to you!).

    Length and width of the tapers on both sides will vary from a handle to a handle. I also plan to introduce a similar modification to an octagonal shape handle.

    Some of the horn I have (picture at the top) has these amazing brown lines, looking more like wood. That was a very pleasant discovery.


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    Opinions and criticism are welcome.

    M


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    Looks great, can't wait to get mine.

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    Very nice and clean-looking, as usual, Marko! How does it feel?

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    I really like D handles. That one looks great!
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    Thanks guys!

    It seems to feel pretty comfortable, but I should know more after I hear from the owner. Tapering should work very well with oval handle design.

    M


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    Nothing wrong with the d shaped handles, but your octogon handles are so amazing I have a hard time picturing more of your knives with anything but.
    Last edited by kalaeb; 02-22-2012 at 11:55 AM. Reason: phone issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Nothing wrong with the d shaped handles, but your octogon handles are so amazing I have a hard time picturing your more of your knives with anything but.
    +1

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    Looks really nice Marko , I've always preferred D handles , your mods to the stock J handles look well thought-out.

    I hope to give one a work out in my kitchen one day.

    Rowan...

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    Looks awesome, I actually prefer D-shape to octagonal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Nothing wrong with the d shaped handles, but your octogon handles are so amazing I have a hard time picturing more of your knives with anything but.
    I don't intend stop making octagonal, just in addition to a classic octagonal shape, I am going to offer some modifications - rounded bottom and top sides, tapered ferrule, etc. Some of these ideas came from customers' requests, some from what's out there.

    I like the D-shape on smaller knives, and octagonal on larger knives. A D-handle for one of my 180mm gyuto felt like the best handle to hold in my hand. Speaking of which, Steve, I need dimensions of that handle.

    M


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