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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Its a win/win stronger bonds because there are less peices to break down. Any shrinking (which is almost inevitable) is not a big deal because there is no steel to compare against or feel. No potential to have spaces between tangs. Better balance.... and easier/less time to execute and less prone to failure.

    Exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    You will need integral bolster however

    One day I swear - one day!

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    Are they all going to have emoto?

    I don't like western handles with emoto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Are they all going to have emoto?

    I don't like western handles with emoto.

    What's emoto again? I looked in the glossary but it's not listed.

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    The "neck" that sticks out before the heel of the knife, on westerns the heel usually drops straight from the bolsters.

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    Google is my friend.

    http://zknives.com/knives/kitchen/misc/jbladeant.shtml


    OK then now that I know what emoto is I'll say no even though my above finished example show this as being a false statement. That was a messed up lost heel and made due with what was left over knife. Normally I would bring the front of the bolster/ferrule up to where the front of the bolster would normally be seen on a western.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    The "neck" that sticks out before the heel of the knife, on westerns the heel usually drops straight from the bolsters.

    Thanks Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Thanks Jack
    I ninja'd it in before your self-reply, it counts.

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    Cool. My only beef with wa-to-western conversions is that they always leave the emoto, and it just feels like and awkward little bottleneck on the knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Google is my friend.


    That was a messed up lost heel and made due with what was left over knife.
    I'm just gonna call this knife "The Bastard". It's one good looking bastard tho that cuts like a *****....
    I'm glad it's mine.

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