Rehandle # 2

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ThEoRy

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This time I completed the Misono Swedish Hankotsu I got from Salty quite a while back.

Look Ma! New shoes!!

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Not perfect but nothing handmade will ever be. Yet still an improvement over the stock handle and I feel it came out better than the last one. So progress is good too right? Also, I was able to track the wood type down from Craig Stevens it's some beautiful elm burl that came out quite nicely. What do y'all think?
 

Dave Martell

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I like it Rick, you're definitely making progress with big steps, keep it up! :)
 

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I like the look of the handles. The liners remind me of Dave's re-handles. That's a lot of extra work to get in that contrast. Is that the same G-10? I hope to one day be able to do something like this. It looks like a great re-handle.
 

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I like the look of the handles. The liners remind me of Dave's re-handles. That's a lot of extra work to get in that contrast. Is that the same G-10? I hope to one day be able to do something like this. It looks like a great re-handle.
I definitely studied Dave's handle to achieve the same liner look. Whether I actually executed it the same as him, I surely doubt it. I found out it's not G-10 but simply called "fiber" liner material from Jantz. Whatever that means. I just hope this puppy stays together now.
 

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Lookin good. One more step forward and there's no looking back. Knife making has no known cure.

Good luck

Hoss
 

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Thanks Hoss!!

Oh I almost forgot, I recorded the whole process so I can edit the footage for a video tutorial of sorts.
 

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Tojiro Yo-Deba. Then maaaaaybe wa.
 

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Awesome. Great job on the handle. And I love the burl choice. I scored a couple sets of this stuff and have not tried any of it yet. Thanks for sharing. Devin is right. Theres no known cure for the addiction!
 

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Thanks Hoss!!

Oh I almost forgot, I recorded the whole process so I can edit the footage for a video tutorial of sorts.
Cannot wait to watch this. I can imagine it feels great to do it yourself.
 

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Great job and beautiful burl...I think I need some Elm Burl!
 

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Nice job Theory, maybe I missed it but what are you using to shape the handle?
 

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wow that's a stunner. bet it will look even better when its cutting up dead animals!
 

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Cool, as I posted on your FB thread. Never had any elm burl like that, great piece of wood and a nice knife!

Stefan
 

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Great work. If you want to learn how to make sayas to complement your handles, I will be happy to help.
 

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Looks good Rick, that's a really nice piece of wood.
 

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Thumbs up, dude! The mosaic pins and the heavy burl look wicked together.
Can I be first on your list? lol
 

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Really nice. Can't wait to see the video too.
 
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