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  1. Jul 10, 2017 #61
    You definitely still get down.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2017 #62

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    Damn that is a ton of saya's you made.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 #63

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    I think I've made a few hundred now.

    Latest project; 270 suji wearing toasted maple, linen micarta and ctek spacers. IMG_20170906_094410_266.jpg
     
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    That handle is fancy pants but still classy, nice...
     
  5. Oct 2, 2017 #65

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    Another from my favorite maker.
    210 Tanaka ginsan gyuto.
    Saya with flamed rock maple, black walnut spacer, black dyed maple and carbon fiber pin.

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  6. Oct 2, 2017 #66

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    Awesome work there Chef Chris!
     
  7. Oct 3, 2017 #67

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    I love it... Great contrast between the dyed handle and the saya.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2017 #68

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    Thanks guys!
    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. IMG_20171009_170447_117.jpg
     
  9. Oct 11, 2017 #69

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    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...

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  10. Oct 28, 2017 #70

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    Saya work.

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  11. Nov 13, 2017 #71

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    This little stainless clad kurouchi white #2 is a beast! Thoroughly impressed.

    Cocobolo, g10, dyed maple, linen micarta

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    Badass! I already said on IG but worth repeating here, that first pic is really cool! :doublethumbsup:
     
  13. Nov 13, 2017 #73

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    Thanks man!
     
  14. Nov 26, 2017 #74

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    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.
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    Always good stuff in this thread. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    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!
     
  17. Jan 7, 2018 #77

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    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?

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    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.
     
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    Really good looking handle and saya, the material choices contrast each other nicely. :doublethumbsup:

    Did you end up grinding down the irregular tang?
     
  19. Jan 8, 2018 #79

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    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.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2018 #80

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    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.
     
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    Love that saya!
     
  22. Feb 18, 2018 #82

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    Thanks!

    Here is a Kurosaki wearing roasted maple and cocobolo. FB_IMG_1518965451396.jpg
     
  23. Feb 19, 2018 #83

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    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.
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    That's purdy! I really like that saya and the colors you chose. What is the red spacer material? It really pops nicely!
     
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    Thanks! The saya is quarter sawn red oak and the spacers are red g10 and burlap micarta.
     
  26. Mar 5, 2018 #86

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    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.

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  27. Mar 7, 2018 #87

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    Those are looking killer Chop.
    Love that blue maple.
     
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    I love walnut, great looking work! That blue curly maple really pops. :doublethumbsup:
     
  29. Mar 16, 2018 #89

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    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.

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  30. Mar 18, 2018 #90

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    That looks super awesome.

    What's the length on that blade if I may ask?
     

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