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 Post subject: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:47 pm 
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I want to ask if you guys think we should ditch the Konosuke ebony handles and replace them with our in house wenge/maple ones.

Ours are better and less money.



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:57 pm 
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I like the look of the Wenge/maple and it it drops the cost a little I say go for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Lower price on the Fujiyama blue, but still with a great handle... I may end up with one after all ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:09 pm 

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I personally like the ebony handles a lot, but the added price was mainly what stopped me from buying the HD2 Nakiri.

I also personally am a big fan of the bubinga with wenge ferrules.

Not such a big fan of the maple ones. I mean it's really nice looking, but me personally I'm just not a big fan of lighter color handles and I won't buy a knife with that maple handle, it is literally what stopped me from buying one of the last batch of the Shigefusa Nakiri's.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:22 pm 
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I can't stand Konosuke ebony. They're heavy, and they look dyed & cheap in person.

The Maple/Wenge are too pretty for standard issue. I mean that sincerely; it's too effeminate to appeal to the broadest swath of demographic. They're very girly in person.

The BUBINGA/WENGE... THAT'S A HOMERUN FROM DAY ONE. They always reminded me of the cocobolo handles you had on your DT ITK gyutos three years ago; not the same grain, but coloring. I have fought myself HARD to not have them installed, but you know what I have going on in that department. They are simple yet refined, they are masculine yet not brute, and they look like a $100. That's your swap... IMH[umble]O.



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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:30 pm 

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I prefer your bubinga/wenge or wenge/maple over anything else I have seen. Attractive yet practical and affordable.

Will your proposed handles be straight sided (as on my 240 laser) or tapered (as on my new 120 laser)?


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:45 pm 

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Yeah agreed 110%, the bubinga with wenge is where it's at.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:32 pm 
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melampus wrote:The Maple/Wenge are too pretty for standard issue.
Mel not liking a "pretty handle"... never would have seen that coming :shock: :lol:

Bubinga with wenge ferrule is a classic look that is hard to beat, but I do like the wenge handle with maple ferrule as well. Many more options to play with by making your own handles in house as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:39 pm 
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Well thanks for asking Mark, but you have already answered your own question.
"ours are better, and less money"
So go with the bubinga and wenge.
And..don't look back!! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Konosuke ebony handles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:52 pm 

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I Like the ebony handles for the reason they do have some heft to'em and I will agree with Mel, I'm not a big fan of the Maple. I was just about to get the CCK Cleaver with the Bubinga over the Maple, several weeks ago but *poof* all gone.
With that said, I would definitely get a Kono with the Bub/Wen handle due to the fact I like the Kono blade.


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