It's been a busy/stressful past few weeks. New positions were posted at work and I applied for 2 of them, so I had 3 interviews last week. Tomorrow, I have to go do a deposition for a court case where I witnesses a Police K-9 Dog Bite, so I may also have to go testify in court soon as well. But I did get some things finished up!
It was very sunny this morning when I tried to get pics:
This shows the handles better before they were Tung Oiled and before the blades were cleaned up:
Rehandled a MAC Bread Knife in Curly Koa:
Thinned out an Addict and made a new Wa handle for it out of Black Titanium M3 material for the ferrule and Blue Redwood Burl for the handle:
Ground out one of my fillet knife prototypes in AEB-L to make myself a nice boning knife. Curly Koa handle:
Ground out and handled some knives for a Rabbi in NY to use for slaughtering animals so that they are Kosher. 17.5" cutting edge on the top 2, bottom one just needed a new handle. Brown Canvas Micarta on the top, Black Canvas Micarta on the bottom 2 handles. I ended up grooving the sides of the handles with a checkering file and also grooving the top side of the handle as well for more traction.
On the plate is new mahogany handles for 2 scimitars, Dojo 100mm petty converted to accept a previously made Buff Horn/Ho handle, Tanaka G3 petty thinned and rehandled in Micarta/Olivewood, rehandle a Kochi Migaki 240mm gyuto and a saya for a 300mm gyuto.
LOL, yeah, waiting on the Nickel Silver to arrive for yours Aaron! Got some new woods in yesterday as well, including yellow/gold Buckeye Burl and some awesome ironwood! You may want to rethink the snakewood
I agree Melampus!! The Artifex and Addict really perform differently when they are ground a bit thinner and converted to a wa style tang/handle. I found the G10 handles are a bit heavier than the older Micarta or Dymondwood handles and converting to a Wa really changes how they feel for the better! Just ask Aaron