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I’ll start off by mentioning that I usually don’t do handles. Installing them is one thing; making handles is another story. With that out of the way, here’s a Barclay Forge chef knife that needed some new shoes.

Initially I was thinking just replace the handle with the same stock look.

As I was test sharpening it, the metal is indeed soft yet the edge retention is good enough that steeling it often should still give a very long time between sharpening sessions for any home cook. The blade is stamped “STAINLESS JAPAN” and performs as such. After taking the handle off and seeing what I was working with, it was clear she needed to get an upgrade; not just a replacement. Decided to make an amboyna burl with silver nickel spacer sporting a mosaic pin inlay on the butt end. Thanks for checking it out!
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Very nice. You do good work.
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Is that... your first handle??
That's quite the upgrade! Well done!
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Thank you kindly. Not the first handle I’ve made but it is my first conversion. I mainly focus on blade sharpening and repair although sometimes I’m extended beyond normal requests. With all the processes involved with knife making/repair these occurrences are sometimes unavoidable. However I think there are instances where the challenge for a desired outcome are warranted (this being one of them). I don’t consider myself a knife maker as I don’t forge but the other elements of knife making (particularly blade shaping) within the finishing process are amazing to me. Woodworking as a whole is quite an in depth trade. I do appreciate the opportunity to share my journey and growth on the forum. Thank you!
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Awesome Adrian, simple yet elegant! Looks great.
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Very nice job. The last conversion I did for myself, a pro chef pointed out I forgot to ease the choil and finger notch area. That was a learning experience.
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Cool work! Thanks for sharing the write up and pictures. Looks like you did a great job.
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Bensbites wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:06 am Very nice job. The last conversion I did for myself, a pro chef pointed out I forgot to ease the choil and finger notch area. That was a learning experience.
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Hi there Adrian and nice to see you back onto the forum. Great work and result from you as always.
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Awesome.
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Thank you!
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Great job on that knife handle! BTW, I'm in Lincoln too.
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Thank you!
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