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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:31 pm 

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No - many high end knife makers have exposed machi. If you really like the knife you might consider a handle more to your liking.


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:27 am 
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If you seal the area were tang/machi meets handle, it shouldn't be a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:18 am 

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LOL. I was just thinking that photo looked perfect with the exposed machi!


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:10 am 

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Man, if my health inspector saw that, we'd have words. Why can't we all just use Dexter Russells?


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:29 pm 

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I'm the OP. That's what I said to Mark. The exposed machi is nice and that's the way it should be. Makes the knife nicer to hold. However at around 5 mm of machi the handle can just be pulled off so will need epoxy to stay put.

Question..if it's epoxied, how easy or difficult will it be to remove later? Will I have to break the handle to get it out. And will the epoxy be difficult to clean before reinstallation?


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:36 pm 

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"Question..if it's epoxied, how easy or difficult will it be to remove later? Will I have to break the handle to get it out. And will the epoxy be difficult to clean before reinstallation?"

I think this is a fuzzy one. It will be more difficult to remove and require more effort to clean off the epoxy during subsequent rehandles. How hard depends. If you use epoxy sparingly, and it is not an excessively strong bond, then you could pop it off, sand lightly, then reinstall if you want. But on the other hand, the a good bond with quality epoxy will likely mean you will have to break the handle and sand the remaining epoxy off if you want to replace the handle in the future.

I suppose if you want a reversible install, do a crappy install to begin with :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:32 pm 
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If you're quite careful and only use a little bit of epoxy, you MAY still be able to knock the handle off in the future. If you fill the cavity with epoxy, then it'll take a grinder to remove the handle.



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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Seeing this happen to all these Goko Damascus has me worried about selling mine to a former co-worker, she doesn't know about Japanese knives really and if the handle fell off I would be dealing with a rather large, angry, African-American!!!!

Lol, in all seriousness, I think that little slip could be fixed pretty easily.



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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:58 am 

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bigwoolymammoth wrote:sorry to post whore but does anyone have sanitary problems with their exposed machi?


You mean "exposed emotu" not "machi", as "machi" is the gap.

But, no, I've never had a sanitary issue. Cleaning the machi is just part of daily maintenance.


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 Post subject: Re: Handle coming off
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:33 am 

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I was talking about gunk getting in the tiny gap. im not sure a green scratchy will fit in there. id hate to have to dig stuff out with a toothpick. I do need to study up on the terminology of the specific parts of the knife


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