First Wa handle

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Joshigon
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First Wa handle

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Here she folks, what you have all been waiting for.

I made this for my wife. It's on a 210 Kohetsu SLD. The handle is Tulip wood with a stabilized redheart ferrule. I stabilized the ferrule myself.
The balance point is on the pinch.

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Thanks everyone,
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Cool handle Josh. It definitely changes the personality of that SLD.
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Thanks Steve. It was much easier than I thought it was going to be. No bump between handle and ferrule. The install is tight and straight.
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I like it so much I'll comment on both forums :)
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That's a good looking handle, especially for the first one. Great job!
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Looks like a beauty! As a hobbyist woodworker I tend to do impractical things for the fun of it. How did you stabilize the redheart wood? I think it would be fun and totally impractical to put wa handles on my Artiflex gyutos.
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Great looking handle
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Awesome handle!! I really need one of your custom handles to make my SLD Bunka even sweeter looking!! If that's possible lol!
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I like how you matched the grain pattern on this one
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Great looking handle 😀👍
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