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    Hey Bill, you have helped me out with quite a few things in the past, so let me help you with some tricks on fitting handles for integral bolsters... BTW, ever get my e-mail on a doing collaboration knife?

    Ha ha! Just had to put you on the spot there and make that public. Hint, hint.
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    I will once again state the 99% of all Chefs know little to nothing about knives. They know how to use them and what works well and feels good in the hand but as fa as what makes a good knife... Almost none of them... You got to be a knife nut chef I think we are all members of this board? I have yet to meet a chef out there that has 1/2 the knolage as is on this board, and I know some VERY well known chef..even French ones. As for full tang on cheeper none custom knives the rat tail tang can be week...I doubt your tang's are week in any way? It's more about balance for me and as you know I'm a fan of hidden tang's. Also I have had full tang knives brake on me. I can also say that I don't think any knife could have the stress that I put on my tuna sword. I can feel the handle bow on side push cuts...never broke one, just cracked a handle.

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    i have heard people talking about full tang equals gooder knife but in my experience tang has nothing to do with it.

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    I can see no logical reason to pick one style over another other than personnel choice unless there is a specific purpose for one or the other Colin's tuna sword for example. As many of you know I started out making High Performance hunting knives. I did alot of testing and destroyed alot of knives. One of the things I tested was handle strength. I found that uner enough lateral force the full tang handle will crack around the rivets and then break off. Properly constructed hidden tangs would break the blade before the handle failed.

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    Funny, it seems like the folder-lock situation. Everyone wants a killer lock, but the pivot will fail long before even the simplest lock!

    Besides, a kitchen knife is abused in every way except it is never used to stab something moving, and it's never used metal-on-metal, so that kind of thing doesn't really help!

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    When doing handles for hidden tangs, do you use one piece or two pieces and glue em together?
    Whats the normal praxis out there?

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    I use both methods. but prefer the one piece handle.

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    Can you still balance a hidden tang handle knife at bolster, or would one need to grind it thinner?


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    Yes he can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    Yes he can

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