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Chef Niloc

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Anyone ever convert a Japanese blade to a western style handle?
 

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Anyone ever convert a Japanese blade to a western style handle?

Haven't seen one, but it is possible. The handle would be a hidden tang handle, similar how Hoss does on his Western gyuto and custom orders.

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If there is a machi on the tang it will look nicer and make the job easier.Like marko said,Hoss's handles are hidden tang.Hey! that does sound like a cool project do you mind if i steal it?
 

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If there is a machi on the tang it will look nicer and make the job easier.Like marko said,Hoss's handles are hidden tang.Hey! that does sound like a cool project do you mind if i steal it?

Have fun

I want a single bevel yanagi with a western handle.
 

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Butch has been making some single bevel yanagis and has really nice western handles. Maybe he can do both in one project for ya.

I think he has me on a list for one, but it's been a few years. Thought it might be easer/ quicker to just rehandle one I have.
 

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Here's a Wa to Yo conversion on my Tad.This is a Hoss inspired hidden tang,and my first attempt at a hidden tang.The wood is ironwood burl and a brass bolster.
 
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