Koa Knife and Curly Koa and Wenge holder

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 11-19-2019 02:45 AM 425 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
Any project with Koa looks exceptional and this knife project is no different. I had a chance to pick up a fair amount of Koa in Hawaii last month and will use it on a few knives aa well as accents for other projects. And yes several re-sawing projects that I am really looking forward to. This 8” chef’s knife is high carbon steel, not stainless steel like most knives. It will sharpen easier and stay sharp longer, just takes some extra care. The high carbon steel is from France and the knife was made by Hoch Tools from Ft Bragg Ca. I modified the full tang to a hidden tang. I added brass bolster. I tried to add shape in to the handle with a fuller feel on the top of the handle and a little more knuckle clearance on the bottom off the handle. My attempt to make the knife ergo perfect for the user. The knife holder is Curly Koa with Wenge accent pieces added to the ends. I deviated from my standard treatments only using one coat of BLO followed by paste wood wax. I wanted to avoid any Poly U on this project. Items that will be handled with hands – I prefer wood wax. This is a present for Lee, the small group leader.
Thx for checking out the Koa Knife and Koa holder.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 12:19 PM

Excellent kniife and holder…........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-19-2019 12:51 PM

That is beautiful.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 11-19-2019 02:27 PM

Very beautiful project.
Appealing to the eye in many ways.

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#4 posted 11-19-2019 02:32 PM

thats a beautiful knife,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 11-19-2019 07:36 PM

Looks wonderful Greg. I love the knife and the holder. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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