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Re: Hankotsu?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:35 pm

well i marked them and now need to refinish the blades and find proper wood for the handles (thinking might do one with purplehart)
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Re: Hankotsu?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Those are a couple truly interesting profiles in there. A melange of sexy steel, for sure...

Re: Hankotsu?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:08 pm

Profile on them look amazing. so does the bullnose!

Re: Hankotsu?

Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:32 pm

Butch have you seen that landscape ziricote? find one with the spalt to go with the curve of the handle ..oh my .. those are some awesome profiles !

Re: Hankotsu?

Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:18 am

bull nose is an order
i ll take a look at the ziricote

Re: Hankotsu?

Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:28 pm

k woods i used for handles are curly purplehart bocote cocobolo olivewood and cherry

Re: Hankotsu?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:15 am

ok so what are the thoughts on handle shaped leave them boxy and round the corners, make them more oval orrrrrr keep them kind of boxy but grind the corners off and make them kind of WA isk

Re: Hankotsu?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:21 am

BUTCH <> First, thank you for using Olivewood! I love simplicity, and can't wait to see it.

I think the obvious answer is do a mix of handles, but my choice would be your last option... octagonal.

Re: Hankotsu?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:27 am

Curly purpleheart is going to be my choice!! hopefully :)
I would say do the last choice, but like Melampus said, go for a mix of handles.

Re: Hankotsu?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:57 pm

went with WA angled bevels as it just looked better in my eye and it will keep the blade from moving around in hand
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