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Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Mon May 27, 2013 5:52 pm

That's all truly gorgeous work!

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Tue May 28, 2013 4:07 am

Those look awesome!!!

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Thu May 30, 2013 6:02 am

Thanks taz, Mel especially since you are such a handle purist, means a lot!

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:14 pm

MATT <> I'm a "purist" in the regard that I view knives as tools & the handles that you make are... well, they're art. For me, I view art to appreciate it. I know, w/o doubt or question in my mind, if I spent the pretty penny on art like yours, the knife would invariably become a drawer queen or maybe framed in a wall case like Mr. Magnus does. Then the blade becomes useless, and to put nice shoes on a pig is just disrespectful to the shoes & foolish for the pig. I do subscribe to the concept of only pulling out the prized blades for VIPs, but my work, although in an open kitchen, does not lend itself to being viewed enough whereas said knife would even be recognized. That said, I recognize that premise is extremely superficial as it is based upon the knife being viewed, as opposed to, the quantum energies that are being transmitted through the food by the soul of the knife & the personal respect, admiration, and appreciation for said knife by the Chef, me. Thing is though, I have great respect for and appreciate all my steel so the prior is somewhat moot... in my case. Enough of my jabber.

Question is this - if I am following the thread correctly, on your 330 G3 you have no picture(s) of the "old handle", correct? If I follow correctly, you are only showing pics of the copper spacer "new handle".

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:32 pm

Really inspiring work Matt.

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:45 am

-Thank you Jeff

-Mel, to answer ur question, I had a pic of the old handle but it somehow disappeared. It's the standard hybrid handle on all their G3 Silver knives. Looks good, but not comfortable for me, and a royal pain to take off! Here it is again

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Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:25 pm

I made a mistake, and misinterpreted. I had thought you made two handles & didn't like your first. In fact, that is what I thought we emailed about - the first handle. But there was no first handle, so I'm confused. :lol:

I'll email you. 8-)

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:45 am

I love that someone is doing carbon fiber for knife handles, I havent seen this yet and was very puzzled that I hadnt seen it before. I used to drag race and have using carbon fiber hoods, trunk lids, sunroof plugs, rear diffusers and I even have a carbon fiber wedding ring as my wife is allergic to all metals. These handles are all beautiful, I expect in the future you may do some colored carbon fiber as well? Also knowing how strong good carbon fiber is, I wonder if these will become more common for kitchen knives though CF can be very very expensive especially for high quality. Is the CF epoxy coated?

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:46 am

Also CF is extremely lightweight and strong

Re: Carbon Fiber Handles - Take 1

Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:49 am

Sorry for so many posts, dont know how to edit in this forum. But the Konosuke Takohiki handle is the most beautiful one imho. And. huge improvement t the Echizen knife also
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