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    Most epoxied japanese handles will come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitangy View Post
    Consider the effect how it is going to change the balancepoint..

    Before cutting it, i wld determine where the balance point is. Cutting it wld logically bring back the balance point to the rear. IF presently it is 1cm infron t of the ferule.. hopefully it ends on the ferule ( front end) . IF it lands at the end of the ferule/ bolster... you may not like the balance of the knife. IF presently it is at the front end of the ferule/ bolster... it will most probably end at the end of the ferule.. making it blade heavy. If that is your "cup of tea" then proeceed.....



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    Cutting weight off the back would seem to push the balance point forward no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Cutting weight off the back would seem to push the balance point forward no?
    Only for the sober among us, lol... it IS Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsiii View Post
    Hi,

    I have a Suisin Wa-Honyaki that I enjoy using with one exception. The wa handle is so long that at times it can get uncomfortable. I've seen pictures of shorter handles on the net that have intrigued me but I actually like the stock handle shape that came with my knife and I want to shorten it as much as possible but I don't want to go through the trouble of removing the handle from the knife to do so. Does anyone here have any suggestion as to how to do so or could they recommend a knife maker/merchant that could?

    Thank You,
    pretty much like everyone else said, be aware that you have limited space at the end to work with... usually about 3/4in or so.

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    HI Five to the guy that recommended the magnet. I was able to saw within a couple of cm from the end of the blade with the magnet. Thank You!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsiii View Post
    HI Five to the guy that recommended the magnet. I was able to saw within a couple of cm from the end of the blade with the magnet. Thank You!
    your welcome. hope your knife stil got some balance thou.

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    Originally Posted by ThEoRy
    Cutting weight off the back would seem to push the balance point forward no?

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    Only for the sober among us, lol... it IS Friday.
    D> silly me..

    not as sharp as it used to be..

    hv a nice week-end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magnus View Post
    your welcome. hope your knife stil got some balance thou.
    surprisingly it is better balanced. I've already rounded the choil on the knife to more of a hattori forum shape because I love to choke up on the blade of my knife when working. The adjustment to the handle just made the balance point where I grip the blade.

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    Glad to hear that a modified tool came up to your expectations; accidentally or other wise. I prefer to modify my tools to function the way I prefer to use it. Oh.. there were times it 's not a happy ending.. but I had fun in the process..

    More shortening of Wa handles to come? most of the knives out there the Balance point is either on choil or on just at the heel. Generally the handle shldnt be shorter than the diagonal distance across teh palm. With you dong the advance pinch grip, the protusion beyond the palm can be quite long if it is a long handle. IF it is too short.. the knife may look sort of out of proportion.

    Have fun.

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