handle design decisions

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by millionsknives, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. millionsknives

    millionsknives

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    I got this Delbert Ealy damascus blank for a lot cheaper than they go for completed, along with some figured Koa scales.  It needs a handle, etching, and sharpening.  Side jobs and weddings will keep me busy all summer.  Maybe in a month I'll have time to actually put it together.  This is my first "grown up" paring knife, not a $5 victorinox junker.  It's also my first American maker not including forgecrafts.


    I'm trying to decide if I want to do two small pins like these:


    OR two small and a big one in the middle:


    I don't particularly want anything distracting from the koa wood or the damascus but without any pins, you'd really notice they are missing.

    This is one of my last western handle projects.  I just want to keep it true to the style of the maker so it feels like a Del knife.  Otherwise I'd grind the tang down and do a hidden tang handle.

    So how many pins to use?  Maybe just one big one in the middle..
     
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  2. brianshaw

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    Love it! 

    I'm tending to orient away from large rivets (including mosaics) and preferring 2 or 3 very small pins... and it wouldn't take too much to talk me into no pins at all.
     
  3. millionsknives

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    I'm considering no pins too.  Maybe it's at like 20%.  80% leaning to 2 small pins
     
  4. millionsknives

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    Weekend update

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  5. millionsknives

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    Love this thing. Nice and thin but not flimsy and cheap like victorinox. Sharpens like a boss. Time to flute some mushrooms!
     
  6. kevpenbanc

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    That's a nice job mate.
    Love that knife.
     
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