So as a few of you might remember I did an ice cream scoop rehandle about a month back. I haven't really had the time to haul out the shop tools and bust out another handle until this weekend.
I'm learning more and more as I go, for example the thing I learned most was that my band saw is a PIECE OF CRAP.
The first handle I tried this weekend went very well but the size is more for a pairing knife.... I don't own a pairing knife with a wa handle so unfortunately I can't make use of it just yet.
Here is a picture of the first handle:
It's an ancient bog oak carbon dated at 3400 yrs old in the core with elder burl on the outside. The burl has some pink in it and really sets the handle apart from others I've seen. I really like how this one turned out and can't wait to put it on a knife.
The next handle I tried was out of frustration to be blatantly honest. I was a little upset at the fact the other handle ^^^ was too small to fit the 240 gyuto I intended it for. However this handle came out awesome. It's bubinga with a elder burl ferrule.
One thing I found really odd was the tang on the knife, I know it's a factory made punched blade but it must have been made for both western and wa handles.
So how do you think I did? My next handle will be olive wood body with the 3400 yr old bog oak ferrule. Looking to also rehandle a western handle that is over 30 years old and in need of some TLC.