New Handles for Sandwich Knives from Our Deli

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Project by RichCMD posted 03-30-2019 08:37 PM 846 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some before and after pictures of some sandwich knives used at our deli. As you can see in the second picture, the handles where sort of nasty looking. I did a quick job of replacing the handles. Only three of the four made it into the “after” picture because one was back in service before I could take the picture. The new handles came from a scrap of wood that I’d had around for years. It was labeled walnut, but given the color I can’t help but wonder if it was English walnut. The shapes were rough cut on the bandsaw, and then the final shaping was done mostly by hand using files and rasps. The finish is a home brew of mineral oil and bees wax.

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#1 posted 03-31-2019 06:33 AM

Very nice job.
I have several knives and some cheed-cutters I would like to do the same with.
How did you do the nails that holds the shaft?

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#2 posted 03-31-2019 10:39 PM

They’re actually short brass rods. I inserted in holes through the wood and the tang and peened them. I then sanded them flat with the rest of the handles.

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