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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:46 am 

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I didn't mind the Goko W#1 handle at first. That one is slowly bothering me, first the plastic ferrule but also the weight/density as I use it more. So far I like the one on the damascus more, as its weight just seems to match the lighter blade. I will probably do a ferrule-replacement eventually but I'll probably keep the chestnut for a while.


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:28 pm 

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I don't have a problem with the stock handle either. While I would prefer a horn ferrule the texture of the chestnut is fine and it is a generous handle. I may make one for it though, or upgrade the ferrule when I free up some time.


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:13 pm 

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Jeff B wrote:I thought ho wood handles were cheesy until I bought a Goko with that Chestnut handle, that thing is true garbage.



LMAO!

I held a very similar looking burnt chesnut handle, didn't like the feel at all. Ho wood, I find is just a handle, it's not meant to look good or feel good. Just something to hang on to.


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:04 am 
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:oops: I guess I'm in the minority, but I actually like the Goko chestnut handle. I will likely replace the ferrule at some point, but not in any rush. However, I really really really dislike the ho wood handle that came on the original offering of the Goko Damascus. Feels completely wrong in every aspect to me.

Would I buy it again knowing I wouldn't like the handle? Absolutely, it's still a great deal, but I would have had it shipped directly to a custom handle maker to save me postage rather than taking her out of the box, saying not for me, and sending her off ;)

I guess this thread just shows how personal paradigms play into handle preferences.


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:48 pm 
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Lightly sand that ho wood handle and coat it with tru-oil and it will change your opinion about it.

Those Chestnut handles with that g-d awful plastic ferrule still suck.



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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:51 pm 
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Already sanded and oiled(mineral oil)... still not for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Why not check out the knife handles section of our forum? There you can see examples of several excellent handle makers. Maybe you will see a handle you like there. You have many choices now, I browse if from time to time and there is plenty of Wow Factor!


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 Post subject: Re: Need handle recomendation for Goko Damsacus 210mm
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:58 pm 

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I have that same knife, & I am thinking of a new handle as well. When you get yours done, make sure you post some pictures it may help me decide,


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