First Rehandle

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by texomajim, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. texomajim

    texomajim

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    I bought an old Homestead knife off Ebay for $11 including shipping.  The handle was in such bad shape I decided to try and rehandle it myself.  I don't have any Wa handled knives so that is what I decided to use.  Since the knife was so cheap and figured I wasn't out much if I screwed it up.  But I think it turned out pretty nice, and the knife has taken a very keen edge.

    Original handle:


    Tang after scales were removed:


    Tang after grinding to the depth of the wa handle:


    Finished and sharpened knife:

     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
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  2. macmiddlebrooks

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    very well done :D
     
  3. franzb69

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    very nice!
     
  4. betowess

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    Now you've a Wa Ho Gyuto!! Had a nice rhyme to it. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  5. texomajim

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    Thanks everyone. :)  It was a fun project.
     
  6. dsanchez2503

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    HI there,

    I live in Perth Australia, If I send you a couple of knives could you rehandle them, if so, how much would you that be,

    cheers,

    Dan
     
  7. texomajim

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    Thanks Dsanchez2503, but I'm not the one you would want to rehandle your knives.  I am worse than a rank amateur.  There are people on here that would do you a very good job. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can give you some suggestions.

    Jim