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What handle on the wa-gyuto Artifex

Red White and Blue camo and a black micarta ferrule piece
2
6%
Orange Creamsicle Micarta with white micarta ferrule
4
12%
Stabilized Maple burl with buffalo horn ferrule
28
82%
 
Total votes : 34

Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:50 pm

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:

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:31 pm

LOL, orange creamsicle!!! I do have some reddish orange stabilized Zebra bones around here I could use with that combo!!

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:19 pm

Modest and classic ho w/ buff would be my choice.

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:11 am

I had to cast my vote for the USA Camo :)

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:45 am

so mark are gonna offer wa-artifex eventually? or you have decided to keep the wa-richmond higher end?

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:18 am

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.

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:49 am

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...

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:54 pm

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.

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Mark, do you want me to make up an Orange Creamsicle Camo piece for the last Western Style Artifex handle?

Re: Handle options for the Artifex Wa-Gyuto

Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Sure! I like variety. I've very interested in how the wa handled version comes out.
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