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  1. Dec 14, 2019 #1

    tgfencer

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    Knife makers and handle-makers have come and gone quite a bit the last few years. Let’s show some love for all the craftsmen out there by posting up our favorites whether they be golden oldies or the new kid on the block.


    Here’s a few of my top handles to get us rolling...


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    JNS burnt chestnut with just crazy grain texture. Will take this to my grave.


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    Catcheside d-handle


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    Tansu d-handle with ironwood and walrus ferrule
     
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    20170113_142925.jpg 20170113_143035.jpg 20170113_142931.jpg

    Cris Anderson
     
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    these ones from inferno hamono. the pics came out a bit too dark/dull vs reality.

    from L to R
    g10/vulkan fiber/g10
    corian/vulkan fiber
    masur/black palm/olive
    masur/g10/ziricote
    masur/g10/masur
    masur/turkish walnut/masur/Ti
    masur/g10/turkish walnut


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    Mike Henry was a beast. I have yet to replicate the cleanliness of his epoxied tang. Used the best materials, and kept it simple. Screenshot_2019-12-14-10-03-15~2.png Screenshot_2019-12-14-10-04-27~2.png
     
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    Here is a favorite that I made. Screenshot_2019-12-14-10-27-18~3.png
     
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    lo0king very good!
     
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    Custom Pinecone by Ben Seigal (bensbites) , very textured burnt chestnut from a Heiji, Mahogany with purpleheart ferrule (mattmaui), Marko D in Maccasar ebony

    My very favourite is the Pinecone one dubbed "Crouching Spacers, Hidden Sparkles" DSC_4888.jpeg _20191214_133008.jpeg
     
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    Another vote for JNS burnt chestnut. The blade isn't bad either:cool:

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    The OG handle that tipped me over the rabbit hole event horizon, "Whats that cool knife attached to this handle? *** is a Shigefusa?". The rest is history
     
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    ironwood, mammoth tooth, composite stone on my Shihan. Made by pcpken

    Ken
     
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    Totally OTT, but love it. Honduran rosewood burl, golden mammoth tooth/copper spacer and blue dinosaur gemstone ferrule

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    it almost looks like its wet.
     
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    Some more Westerns to balance things out:

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    Shig with Daniel O'Malley (EE) handle, Rader, Maumasi



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    Dave Martell conversion to Western.


    The "Hello Kitty" Shig still gives me nightmares.
     
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    Several come to mind… here are a few pics I have handy

    Mikey (mkriggen)
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    Graydon
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    Cody
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    nightmares are just another kind of dream.. :)
     
  19. Dec 15, 2019 #19

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    Great idea for a thread.

    I love attractive and ergonomic handles.

    Jelle Hazenburg.

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    Devin Thomas,

    May look quite simple, though amazingly comfortable.
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    Salem Straub.
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    Woody
     
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    For comfort, there's Rader, Nguyen and then everyone else.
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    We need to make this happen. I need one.
     
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    20191217_074513.jpg A buddy bought some damascus blades from Jantz as Christmas presents for his dad and asked me to make handles for him. These are black and white ebony, brass, and buffalo horn.
     
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    Any JKI burnt chestnut!
     
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    Hands down the BEST handle on this entire thread!!!!! Object of desire. Unicorn.
     
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    birdseye with mammoth tusk ferrule by Duy Pham DDEAB7FE-BBF7-418D-8D8E-6F64C1F602FF.jpeg
     
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    Two shots of a rather nice ironwood handle by Luke Wallace.


    20190927_195831.jpg This is by Tobi from Metal Monkey Knives.

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    This one by Craig Maher.
     
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