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Danzo

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here’s a set of toasted butternut single piece handles. The runt is for my Deba.

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Here’s a bonus octagonal in ebony and blonde horn with faux turquoise and alum liners
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Any feedback appreciated. Thanks folks
 

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Burnt handles work very well in pro kitchens as they are still grippy when wet. How do you finish after being burnt? I always wire brush mine but that doesn't leave them as black as yours.
 

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Cool choice with the butternut!
 

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Damn that looks GOOD! Do you mind share some process how you toast them? I would love to try them out!
 

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Burnt handles work very well in pro kitchens as they are still grippy when wet. How do you finish after being burnt? I always wire brush mine but that doesn't leave them as black as yours.
So I shape them to near finish. Then burn them with a butane torch, carful not to burn too much, wire brush to clean em up some. Then for these a take them on a series of sandpaper to polish up the ass ends where the wood is untouched. I put more pressure on the back ends being careful not to sand away too much of the burned bits. Then polish on a wheel with some wood compound.
 
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Little photo shoot in the nice morning light. Not even sure what kind of deba this is, I got it off the Japanese used knife retailer on eBay. This thing slays lots of mackerel thought so I figured the plastic ferrule handle has to go.

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I really admire how dark you got the burn. For visual balance my preference is full dark only about an inch give or take and then a gradual fade to unburned color kind of like a watercolor wash. That takes some practice, tho, and I for one haven’t mastered it.
 
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