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Fri May 04, 2012 11:00 pm
So to start off with, I have never in my life worked with wood or metal in any way other than them being already assembled into a knife. The following pictures are of a re-handle job I did on the Tojiro ITK bread knife I bought from Mark. I purchased the Black and White Ebony from The Burl Source and got the mosaic pin stock from a seller on eBay.
I know that there are a lot of pins, making the handle look busy. I was more trying to use this handle as a proof-of-concept kind of thing and prove to myself I can do this. Instead of corby bolts, I used a bit of brass tubing. I placed the tubing where the original bolts were, threaded it and then used brass screws into the tubing. I ground down the screws to remove the slots and then went to sanding the handle. I used a progression of wet/dry sandpapers from 220 all the way to 2000 grit. All in all, I surprised and impressed myself. I know there are some things to work on, but for my first time stepping out my comfort zone I think I did ok. Tell me what you guys think! Praise and criticism are both completely welcome.
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Fri May 04, 2012 11:26 pm
I think it looks damn good James! The extra pins look cool.
Sat May 05, 2012 12:15 am
Well thank you so much Mark! I will be ordering another bread knife real soon from you to do a re-handle. This time though, what I will do is one mosaic in the middle and the two outside something like nickel-silver or maybe just simple aluminum.
I think the colors, tho not completely matching the blade color, go really well and compliment each other nicely.
Fri May 11, 2012 12:03 am
Can you show us the whole knife, blade and handle?
Sun May 13, 2012 10:17 pm
I will! I just need to get the camera from my girlfriend. I have a new one I am going to rehandle. I can give a shot of them side by side as well..
Thu May 17, 2012 7:29 pm
Maybe reading the original post would have done you well, MadRookie.
Fri May 18, 2012 5:02 am
Yo chefwatson I did read the original post - looking at it again just struck me as per my comment.
No offense intended though, it is just my personal a*shole preference sneaking out - you did a great job of it!
Tue May 29, 2012 12:06 pm
I think the knife looks great. Personally I like the extra pins, they kind of balance the length of the knife for me. Perhaps a bevel at the front end of the handle where it meets the knife would make it a little less aggressive but hey for someone with no experience you just turned a <$100 knife in to a >$250 . Good work.
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