I, too, have seen it on Knifewear. As your title states it is done in Ishime finish (Rock Surface finish).Anybody got, used, or seen one of these? Available from Knifewear.
I don't see the normal welded tang of Moritaka....interesting.
I think you have to be a little careful with CA - it has very strong bonding properties, but once it's dried it has no structure itself. It can be very brittle and breaks easily. In my limited expereince with other crafts, I think epoxy would be a better product for this application.You should likely use a medium thick CA glue. I don't have any links, but I think I remember reading "Zap-a-Gap" in a thread a little while back. Check it out!
I have had good success with a two-part epoxy.Thank you gentleman. I can't wait to get this hole filled so that I can finally start using the knife.
I have had good success with a two-part epoxy.
This is what has worked very well for me:
Lightly sand the end of the ferrule and, optionally, hit that interior dowel with some black magic marker/Sharpie to blend color.
Mask off the handle with some masking or blue painters tape, leaving 1/32" or so overlap.
Put the knife upright in a vise and apply the epoxy (mine came with a syringe) a 1/8" - 1/4" up the exposed tang.
The thick epoxy will slowly goo it's way down as it sets... as it pools, the tape and overlap will contain and form a mold for the glue.
After it has hardened remove the tape and light buff or micro sand.
What you are left with is a nice small epoxy "dome" that looks professional and will shed food debris and moisture like a beaver's azz...
Ta-daa, fount it: http://www.amazon.com/Devcon-Clear-2-Ton-Epoxy-Tube/dp/B0006O8QQ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1331329275&sr=8-3The best and easiest to find epoxy for this is Devcon's 2-ton. This stuff is waterproof and found everywhere.
Fink, great pic btw...
I need to fill this handle hole with some epoxy, but I have no idea what brand to order. I would prefer a small syringe style (clear) epoxy. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.