Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:50 am
Tim and I are talking about an Artifex custom handle on a knife that he's converting to a wa gyuto.
Tell me what you would prefer seeing:
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:31 am
LOL, orange creamsicle!!! I do have some reddish orange stabilized Zebra bones around here I could use with that combo!!
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:19 pm
Modest and classic ho w/ buff would be my choice.
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:11 pm
I had to cast my vote for the USA Camo
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:45 pm
so mark are gonna offer wa-artifex eventually? or you have decided to keep the wa-richmond higher end?
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:18 pm
Victoon, I am trying out a conversion to see how it looks/feels when it's finished. I may work on it tomorrow, or I may go nuts with the belt sander and work on 13 other handles
I don't see why a conversion wouldn't work; the tang seems stiff enough at the size that it is; it's around 3" long for the tang to machi. The tangs are fully hardened, where on many Japanese Wa tangs, they are a softer steel and flex more.
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:49 pm
Hi Tim, I have seen your blog and your work is just amazing. But at this point of my life I just can't afford a conversion. but, a man can dream...one day...
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:54 am
I'm toying with an Artifex Wa. The handle is more expensive for us and I would really, really like to source this in the USA for this knife. That's the main problem I'm facing right now.
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:37 am
Mark, do you want me to make up an Orange Creamsicle Camo piece for the last Western Style Artifex handle?
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:38 am
Sure! I like variety. I've very interested in how the wa handled version comes out.
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