Re-handle on a CCK cleaver

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  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:02 PM #1

    stephen129

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    Has anyone re-handled a CCK or has seen examples of it being done?

    I have the 1303 kuro finished small cleaver. It doesn't get much love. I might use it more if it had a nice new handle.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:53 PM #2

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    Are you planning on re-handling it yourself?
    If you can share some photos of the current condition / type of the handle, it will probably help
     
  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:12 PM #3

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    Most definitely not haha. I'd want someone who knows what they're doing. I'm just intrigued to see if someone has done it first and what it looks like.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:44 PM #4

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    This isn't a cck, but similar. The kurouchi was damaged so I evened it out. The handle is spalted Sycamore.

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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:59 PM #5

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    Gotcha, there is a hand full of handle makers on this forum, I am sure you will find someone that suits you.
    Depends on your handle type, we can suggest you to different makers.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:21 PM #6

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    I have done it. It’s really easy actually, you can do it with minimal tools if you have a handle ready.
     
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  8. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:58 AM #8

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    It is different though. The CCK has a rang thst goes all the way through and has been bent into a little "pig tail" on the outside. You can't just easily remove a CCK handle without removing part of the tang.

    I looked at rehandling my cck before and gave up. Nobody wanted to do it.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2019 at 9:53 AM #9

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    The tang is soft, so you just bend it out straight and the handle comes off. It's a pretty easy handle to make if you can drill it through and run it on a lathe.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:16 AM #10

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    yes, the pigs tail can be removed with a file, dremel, hacksaw or belt sander. Compared to removing an epoxyed handle, I would take the pigtail any time.
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:27 AM #11

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    EFDD3BCB-7CC6-49B2-925A-EA48D9838F9D.jpeg C474DC72-6682-4CFA-B21F-2BA42F287D0F.jpeg 38E785F2-2794-4C91-949B-B573A6C89961.jpeg I Rehandled mine. Pretty easy project. Crushed the old handle with a hammer. Spun a new handle on the lathe, drilled a pilot hole for the handle and used some wood files to shape it. Sanded and finished the wood, I used ironwood and epoxied it. Very enjoyable and I like it much better than the stock handle.
     
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  12. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:35 AM #12

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    I have always been impressed by your work.
     
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  13. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:37 AM #13

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    The handle you did for me actually gave me the bug. That handle was flawless and I had fun working with you!
     
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    Thank you for the high praise! I will take that as the ultimate compliment.
     
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    pretty easy to re handle them. grind off or straighten the pigtail and knock the old handle off, then let your imagination run.
    Here is a CCK big Rhino that I did a while ago.

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