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CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Here's my newest prep tool..A CCK 1303 re-handled with cocobolo and ebony (Isaiah Schroeder)..as well as a fantastic saya from our friend Eamon.This cleaver cuts ridiculously well (as I'm sure many of you know) and with a new handle, it feels very natural in hand.
I did my usual "finishing" which includes:
-taking the dremel to the spine and choil followed by progressive sanding and then polishing.
-light sanding of the corners of the handle followed by some tung oil.
-removal of the forge slag and lacquer.
-forced patina with mustard and then a hot vinegar bath for a couple hours.
-stained the saya and carved a new pin out of "fatwood". I love fatwood pins due to there resinous nature....they really grip the hole when pushed in.
-put a new edge on it of course .

After the pics were taken, I took a green scotchbrite pad to the steel, removed the patina (and extra slag that remained) and let the blade sit up-rite in an onion for about twenty min. to check re-activity. I fully expected the onion to have turned black where it sat up next to the blade, but it was totally unstained! Well, that's about it...thanks for looking.

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Re: CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:50 pm

I'm glad the post office didn't lose it. :)

Re: CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:21 am

Well, technically they did loose it...it just took a little prodding and cajoling on my part to give them the motivation to find it :). Thanks as always for the great CS Mark.

Re: CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:36 pm

Great knife, sweet handle, and excellent patina.

Re: CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:50 pm

Very nice on the patina, and the handle!

Re: CCK 1303 with a re-handle

Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:13 pm

She's a beaut. Nice job
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