Discussion in 'Handiwork Display' started by NO ChoP!, Aug 27, 2016.
You definitely still get down.
Damn that is a ton of saya's you made.
I think I've made a few hundred now.
Latest project; 270 suji wearing toasted maple, linen micarta and ctek spacers.
That handle is fancy pants but still classy, nice...
Another from my favorite maker.
210 Tanaka ginsan gyuto.
Saya with flamed rock maple, black walnut spacer, black dyed maple and carbon fiber pin.
Awesome work there Chef Chris!
I love it... Great contrast between the dyed handle and the saya.
This is a solution I came up with for a small parer that had a full bolster. I ran the zebrawood to match the grain direction of the olivewood handle.
A 12+" vintage carbon chef. Reprofiled, thinned, etched and wa converted. Left some of the deeper scratches for character.
Rosewood with glow spacer. Had this handle sitting around...
This little stainless clad kurouchi white #2 is a beast! Thoroughly impressed.
Cocobolo, g10, dyed maple, linen micarta
Badass! I already said on IG but worth repeating here, that first pic is really cool! :doublethumbsup:
First is a Moritaka petty sporting a curly maple, g10 and burlap handle. The saya is made of curly maple with a handmade dyed curly maple and carbon fiber pin.
Second is a Kato Suminigashi sporting an aromatic red cedar saya with handmade flame acrylic and carbon fiber pin.
Always good stuff in this thread. Thanks for sharing!
I am really impressed by all your work and also by your way of using cord to keep the knife in place.
Is there any technique to make this? Or just utilising a double hole in the saya to pass through the cord? If this is a trade secret, i ofc respect that!
Edit: i think i figured it out. Thank you for the inspiration!
This thing was the epitome of PITA! It came with a cracked walnut handle. No worries, it was getting replaced anyways. Well the tang is extremely thick, and to top it off, it was bent and warped like a cork screw. No wonder the original handle cracked, right?
So, its sporting roasted curly maple, blue g10, blue maple burl and buffalo horn. The saya is Carolina gum with matching maple burl pin.
The Kohetsu is a great value for a stainless clad carbon, but I probably wont be rehandling one again anytime soon.
Really good looking handle and saya, the material choices contrast each other nicely. :doublethumbsup:
Did you end up grinding down the irregular tang?
I did not. I also didn't want to try and bend it either. I made the tang slot straight, and before glue up, I had it all clamped together, and switched from burning to filing until it slid in smooth. I actually had a failure with the original handle body, which was olive wood. I had to start over with the maple.
In hind sight, the olive is temperamental and prone to micro cracks; probably not the best choice for the overworking required for this handle. Well, I have another 18" of it...will be going on a shelf for another year or two.
Love that saya!
Here is a Kurosaki wearing roasted maple and cocobolo.
This is what I do when I have no real projects going in the shop...
A $1 thrift store find. I ground a k-tip, and a wa conversion.
The handle is a recycled octagon ho with horn ferrule. The saya is crosscut (offcut) walnut, with a handmade pin I had laying around. Kept me busy for a few hours.
That's purdy! I really like that saya and the colors you chose. What is the red spacer material? It really pops nicely!
Thanks! The saya is quarter sawn red oak and the spacers are red g10 and burlap micarta.
We have a Masakage Mizu petty sporting walnut, micarta and dyed curly maple
A Goko nashiji nakiri with a stock walnut handle
Both fitted with matching walnut sayas and handmade dyed curly maple pins.
I use carbon fiber for the pins because, unlike brass or copper, it's not slippery smooth, which helps it stay tight.
Those are looking killer Chop.
Love that blue maple.
I love walnut, great looking work! That blue curly maple really pops. :doublethumbsup:
Alright, without divulging too much, this is a recipe done just for me. It's nashiji, kurouchi, stainless clad blue steel. I ground the profile (wip...), the final grind and etch.
The handle is maple burl, my favorite roasted maple, jade g10.
Saya is hickory with matching maple burl pin.
That looks super awesome.
What's the length on that blade if I may ask?
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