Very nice work.
Any thoughts on the quality of that replacement handle?
Oh where did you get the handle that looks good for that price!
Am I the only one who searched for The Edge from U2 and ended up here?
I like the handle with the knife. It makes a great pair.
The prices seem to have increased... or is that a petty-sized handle on the Tosagata?
That's a petty handle on the Tosagata. The larger ones are a little more expensive. I just put a larger one on a Takagi santoku, which completely transformed the knife. Pics at six.
Don't know whether to start a new thread or continue this one, so I'll just continue for now.
Here's a shot of the Takagi I recently got at JWW:
Great knife, but the blade came out of the handle at a 20 degree angle and the handle itself was pretty cheap. I used a larger version of the pre-made EE handle on this one, around $50. Here are a few pictures:
Came out pretty good, and the knife is one of my best cutters now after some thinning/sharpening/polishing.
Since we're talking handle mods, here's a pic of the Kramer 52100 paring knife:
Also a fine knife, but my hands are a little large for it and the sharp-edged scoop at the bottom of the handle kept digging into my little finger. So I put it on the belt grinder, 120 through 1000, then polished it up on a hard cotton buff with black compound. The "repair" is completely undetectable, and the knife is 100% more comfortable for me to use now. Last pic:
nice work on both knives.
Really nice, especially the Kramer.
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