WIP#2-a lefty / Kanji Identification too

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  1. May 4, 2012 #1

    knyfeknerd

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    Allright, my boss is keeping me busy with wips (not that I mind) in all the spare time I have away from work(which really isn't much especially this time of year). He's a southpaw and this is his only Jknife. It was a gift along with a sushi class over 10 years ago. Apparently it was a PITA to get a lefty knife and she complained about the price.
    There are a few rust spots I need to take care of first. The knife is also rusting into the handle-something else I am going to clean as well. So this handle sucks. Ho wood, which I don't mind and an awful plastic ferrule. They didn't craft a lefty D handle either, just flipped a righty.
    What are my ferrule options? can I keep this handle and just replace the plastic with a better material?
    Also, does anybody know the kanji(s)???
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    Thanks, knerd
     
  2. May 4, 2012 #2

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    can't wait to see what you do with this one.
     
  3. May 4, 2012 #3

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    This one falls out of my field of expertise, you should talk to Darkhoek (Harald) he restores yanagis .
     
  4. May 5, 2012 #4

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    Hooray!!:bliss: Finally a lefty! Can't wait to see more... I'm so excited!
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 #5

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    I know when to call in the pros. When I attempted to remove the handle, it was way rotten. I was worried (in my minimal experience) that I would ruin the blade by hammering it any harder or attempting to cut it off, especially that this is not my knife. Time to call in Dr. Martell........
    I care more about this knife than my boss, and knew he wouldn't appreciate (or want to pay for) a custom handle. I just contacted Dave to see if he had any remnants from past replacements that were buffalo ferrule instead of plastic. He wasn't sure if what he had would work, but I sent it anyway-I was sure Dave could Frankenstein something together. Dave gave me an unbelievably good price on the work!
    I picked it up at ECG this weekend and was very pleased with the handle work. Dave did an excellent job. I cleaned the blade up, polished it, made it nice and sharp. I also drilled a hole in the saya for a pin and crafted a pin out of a brass piece that came out of one my son's toy trains. A little Crown Royal rope as well.......yeah cheesy I know. I've got somebody helping me out with the kanji ID too.
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    Not a super exciting WIP, but a WIP nonetheless.
    Thanks Dave for helpinng me out.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 #6

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    That is absolutely stunning!!
     
  7. Jun 8, 2012 #7

    sachem allison

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    great job
     
  8. Jun 8, 2012 #8

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    Looks cool.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2012 #9

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    Nice clean up work! :thumbsup:

    Glad that I could help.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2012 #10

    Heath Besch

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    Great job! What did you use for the Ura? I'm sure your boss is going to be elated.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2012 #11

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    Fantastic!

    Whos the producer?????
     
  12. Jun 8, 2012 #12

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    I'm curious about the ura, too. And what did it take to reset that shinogi?
     

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