custom knife making — Wa handle

Custom Santoku knife elaborate wa handle of Customer Picture from Daniel. C United States

custom knife Wa handle

Custom Santoku knife elaborate wa handle of Customer Picture from Daniel. C United States

It’s always delightful to report one of our customer’s work!The custom handle is elaborate work,It seems like a gemstone finish and nice balance custom knife!Here is the customer message.Handle is 135mm, made of African Padauk. Spacers are from 1/8” brass and G-10 around Inlace Abalone Acrylester. The collar is water buffalo horn. The weight of the brass and Abalone give it a perfect balance. The saya is also Padauk with border carved in. The gift box is pine, also handmade with finger joints. Handle and saya are finished with boiled linseed oil/wipe-on poly & carnauba wax.It was made by Daniel C from United...

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What does the bolster of wa handle for?

Wa handle

What does the bolster of wa handle for?

What does the bolster of wa handle for? Japanese kitchen knives generally have a bolster(a part of wa handle) made of buffalo-horn, plastic or plywood for bolster which material is harder than its wooden handle. These days, there are Japanese kitchen knives without bolster. So what does the bolster for?   To prevent from cracking When you attach the knife blank to wa handle, some might have experienced, the handle may crack or break. Even a skilled craftman carefully attach it, especially for deba knife (pointed carver) which tang is thick. Also, it might crack or break by pressing the...

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