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Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:38 am

Customer sent me a 240mm HD2 Funy for a rehandle in African Blackwood and Amboyna burl. It was a little of a challenge; the amboyna had some nice sapwood, but it was at the corner of the block and we didn't know how deep it went into the handle. So I glued everything up and then cut a flat on the corner and then resquared the block off of that flat so the majority of the sapwood would be on the top of the handle.

Sapwood:
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With the Artifex with Black Titanium and Purple Redwood:
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Overall knife:
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Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:51 am

You do some really nice work Tim. I'm really liking that tapered handle on that Artifex. I'm hoping to buy a HD2 in the near future and you can guarantee it will be making a visit to you!

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:30 am

I was surprised at how long the tang was on this knife, over 4" long. I kinda like the Funy profile of the blade; it's similar to the KS profile, but a little narrower tip. One of these days my 300mm Kono White #2 suji is getting new shoes!

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:54 am

Thats some fine work Tim! I hate to see all these fine handles. Makes me want one! LOL

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:20 am

Really nice!

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:05 pm

Just when I thought I had spent enough on knives...

That handle really brings the knife to life -- the look is so sophisticated compared to the stock handle, even with a blonde ferrule.

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:07 am

This is just about what I am looking for I think Tim. Perfect proportions, positioning, and look for what I'd like. Beautiful work.

Re: Kono Funy Rehandle

Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:38 am

Ok, I will pull the measurements before I ship it out! We shortened the handle a little to help bring the balance point forward of the heel of the knife.

Pics with the handle installed, with the Artifex:
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