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 Post subject: Wa handles
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:15 pm 

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I have large (but not extra large) hands. Are the Wa handles generally smaller than the western handles or about the same size? Does that vary from brand to brand?


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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:29 pm 

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they vary from brand to brand, the same with western handles, they too vary in size.


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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:32 pm 
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They ary from brand to brand and also knife length. 210mm gyuto's and smaller tend to have a somewhat small handle (to me), where 240mm gyuto's and longer knives generally have a handle that fits my hand better. I redid the handle on a 270mm Kiritsuke and the factory handle was pretty beefy and felt great in my hands and helped to balance the heftier knife.


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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:38 pm 

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Wa handles tend to be longer than yo handles. They're usually lighter as well.

If you're using a pinch grip, it may not matter all that much.


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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:43 pm 

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I know personally the size of the wa handles doesn't bother me much. My problem with them is the weight. Maybe if I regularly used one I wouldn't feel that way but I appreciate the added weight and balance that is associated with a german style handle. f that is what you are used to I wouldn't recommend buying a knife with a wa handle without at least testing a friend or co workers first.


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 Post subject: Re: Wa handles
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Stabilized wood Wa handles tend to weight a bit more, but other than that, they are much lighter in weight than a full tang! Also, Ebony and Rosewood tend to be heavier than Ho or Magnolia, too.


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