Or eye-opening. Or inspiring. Or just plain drooly.
Pictures please I'm looking for ideas and inspiration for handle designs and shapes.
When I first saw this picture of a Martell knife (I will remove this picture if I'm overstepping boundaries), something clicked in my head. I thought, "Woah, that tapers a lot all along the width from the butt to the front. I like that. Kind of a lot." I was so used to octagon handles and how they didn't have such dramatic tapers.
A long time ago I saw some Chroma knives. Very interesting, incredibly out-of-the-box, and in my eyes, very good looking. Maybe they don't work that well, but the lines flow and are sleek.
This is a knife I used before I got more serious with knives in general. I take a lot of inspiration from this knife to be honest, because it was my favorite back then. I use it as reference for many of the dimensions of the knives I make, such as heel height, handle size, etc. The part that stuck out most to me was the butt of the handle, how it angles downward, rather than upward.
Of course, Japanese octagon and d handles struck my fancy practically instantly when I got into cutlery.
If I am out-of-line by using any of these pictures, I will remove/replace them. Thanks for your time