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 Post subject: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:37 pm 

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Hey there all, I was wondering if you guys knew anything about staining knife handles. I saw a pic of a Kohetsu that someone stained the handle on and I loved it and was wondering how to go about doing it. I have stained wood before but I am by no means an expert or at that rate even a rank amateur. If you guys think it would be too difficult and I will end up with a crappy looking handle then I probably wont do it but I am moderately crafty so let me know what you guys think or if you have done it before and how you did it. Thanks!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:21 am 

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The experts might laugh, but I've had some fun with stock wa handles and a dye called TransTint from Woodcraft---comes in many colors.

Sand the handle a bit to get to bare wood, apply some diluted TransTint in the color of your choice (I like purple), keep doing this until the color is as deep as you'd like, then finish with mineral oil/beeswax/whatever you prefer.

Works for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:33 am 

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I have never done it, but I dont see why not. I would stain it, then seal it and post pics here of the process and results.


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:34 am 

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Yeah I want to do it but I wish I had a little more direction thats all. I understand the concept just fine but I would like someone who is familiar with the process to chime in.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:03 am 
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Give the handle a light sanding with 220 grit. Wipe on the stain, let it sit for about 30sec and then wipe it off. Let it dry overnight, if it's not dark enough wipe more stain on it and let it sit again then wipe it off. If after a about three coats it's not dark enough you should have used darker stain. :D I seal with tru-oil after staining.



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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:59 am 

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Wsfarrel, did the handle come out uniform in color?

Also, are there any issues with the stain rubbing off on your hands?


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:05 pm 

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kalaeb wrote:Also, are there any issues with the stain rubbing off on your hands?


This is what I am worried about as I work in the industry and can't afford to be tainting large quantities of food and for that matter I wouldn't want to ruin a home cooked meal either.


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:27 pm 

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As long as you let it dry fully and seal it there will be no problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Staining Knife handles
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:14 am 

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Kalaeb--

Color was even--TransTint is nice stuff. It does come off on your hands a tiny bit, even after you seal it, but that goes away after a day or two.


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