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    Rehandling knives

    Many of the re-handled wa and western knives posted here are beautiful and videos of making custom handles show how labor intensive the process is. Assuming a knife handle is in good condition with no fit or finish concerns are there other reasons for re-handling a knife other than aesthetics?

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    Well, some might prefer a stabilized wood that won't require the oiling/waxing routine that the normal ho handles require. Ho handles also tend to be really, really light, and some might like to have a heavier, larger handle to move the balance point back a bit on the knife. But it's mostly aesthetics, and the annoying feeling that you have a beautiful, artistic, well made blade, that you use with (usually from Japanese makers at least) a routine-sometimes-downright-ugly, albeit functional, handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mano View Post
    Many of the re-handled wa and western knives posted here are beautiful and videos of making custom handles show how labor intensive the process is. Assuming a knife handle is in good condition with no fit or finish concerns are there other reasons for re-handling a knife other than aesthetics?
    I like my handles with a little more shape and contor. I re-handle for comfort reasons, but the real reason is I don't like black handles.

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