Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:22 am
The taper towards the back is nice; it helps your hand stay forward on the knife. I like a little taper in the handle. I find many Wa's are too small, but just going bigger doesn't cut it. It should be a bit smaller at the front and flare out towards the back, where many wa handles have little to no taper. I cut the bevels on the bottom side of the handle a little deeper/taller, so the bottom is a bit narrower and the top is a little wider and the bevels are shorter. The bevels are at the same angles, but the lower third of the handle is narrower than the top part, where many wa's are equal all around. You can see the Amboyna Wa doesn't have much taper to it; it was based on the factory Kono size, but I did make the lower bevels a little taller/deeper than the top ones. It feels much better in the hand IMHO.
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:47 pm
Here it is with the Kono Funayuki I've been working on:
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:36 pm
Got the knife today, and it's awesome. Wife loves it too! Handle shape is very nice. Now I just have to figure out what to use on my Addict 2.
Tim, how green was the black redwood burl? Do you have other dyed redwoods?
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:14 am
It was a similar green to the stuff I used on the Masakage suji and Tojiro ITK Kiritsuke. Dark dark green, it looks almost black, but the green pops when the light hits it. I have some Blue like I used on my AS Laser and some natural colored redwood.
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:12 pm
That blue is amazing.
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