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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin0505 View Post
    Cool! Thanks for sharing.
    Looks like you maybe used the white / clear flavor of Gorilla glue?
    It's called Gorilla Wood Glue, sort of a creamy color, a little thicker than Elmer's, no foam.

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    Very nice work.

    Any thoughts on the quality of that replacement handle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by add View Post
    Very nice work.

    Any thoughts on the quality of that replacement handle?
    I'm quite impressed with the quality. The slot seems to have been drilled square. It looks just like natural wood to my untrained eye. It's not fancy, but I didn't want fancy on an inexpensive knife with kurouchi finish. It's on the larger side girth-wise, but I think that's preferable to being on the smaller side. I hit it with some micro-mesh and wa wax, and it feels as good as any handle I have.

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    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?

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    I like the handle with the knife. It makes a great pair.

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    http://www.epicedge.com/shopdisplayp...at=Misc+Makers

    The prices seem to have increased... or is that a petty-sized handle on the Tosagata?
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    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.

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    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:


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    nice work on both knives.

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    Really nice, especially the Kramer.
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