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Knife Handle And Display Stand Build For A Japanese Knife Blank

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Project by James E McIntyre posted 05-08-2021 03:46 PM 1476 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While waiting for a stain to dry on some A & C style Toilet Paper Holders and a Towel Rack I was building I decided to try my hand at knife handle making.

The scales are made from Cumaru. The base and holders of the knife stand are made from Cumaru and the posts are made from bamboo chop sticks.

This is my first attempt. The Manufacture of the kiife blank is a Japanese company called Katsura Cutlery. This Knife is called Damascus 5-in Santoku Knife Blank Blade, Tunder-X Series Extra wide blade. I now appreciate knife bulders and their skills at making handles.

This is a 60 Layer Damascu steal blade.

I was tired of the cheap dull blades in my kitchen and the Paula Dean knives I got a bargian on at Walmat when she said a bad word.

This handle was more of a challenge because of it’s pummel. The scales had to be made to fit perfect before I could drill the holes for the rivets.

Here are some photos of my work process.

Cutting the scales on the band saw.


Zeroing in on the angle at the disc sander.


Drilling the counter sinks for the rivets.


Instead of buying Kant Twist clamps $$ I used hose clamps. They worked fine.


Flattering the scales on a piece of leftover granite from out counter tops.


Keeping the scales aligned.


Gluing the scales on with 4-6 hour epoxy and attaching the rivets and inserting the mosaic pin.

I had to grind the mosaic pin down a little before I epoxied it.


Applying Pure Tung oil. Looks like my little helper fell asleep.


This Knife is Wicked Sharp!

Thanks for visiting.

-- James E McIntyre





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CommonJoe

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#1 posted 05-08-2021 04:53 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 05-08-2021 05:21 PM



Very nice

- CommonJoe

Thanks Joe.

-- James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 05-08-2021 06:06 PM

Nice job, that’s a beautiful knife. Thanks for the information, I never think about taking pictures while I’m working. I know it helps me when others show how they get to the final result.

-- John D, OP, KS

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 05-08-2021 06:14 PM



Nice job, that s a beautiful knife. Thanks for the information, I never think about taking pictures while I m working. I know it helps me when others show how they get to the final result.

- awsum55

Thanks John D. Taking photos does take some time from the work.

-- James E McIntyre

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 05-08-2021 06:39 PM

Amazing, love this. Another to do. A++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 05-08-2021 06:41 PM



Amazing, love this. Another to do. A++++++++++++

- Ken90712

Thanks Ken.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 05-08-2021 06:52 PM

Super Nice great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 05-08-2021 07:33 PM



Super Nice great job.

- oldrivers

Thanks old drivers!

-- James E McIntyre

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 05-08-2021 09:28 PM

James that looks like a very nice knife blade, and your taking it to a working model was done as nicely as I have seen. For a first you kicked it’s buttocks.

Then you went and built that presentation stand, WOW!!!!

Nice build, and an awesome presentation.

-- Think safe, be safe

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 05-08-2021 09:45 PM



James that looks like a very nice knife blade, and your taking it to a working model was done as nicely as I have seen. For a first you kicked it s buttocks.

Then you went and built that presentation stand, WOW!!!!

Nice build, and an awesome presentation.

- therealSteveN

Thanks SteveN?

-- James E McIntyre

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Madmark2

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#11 posted 05-08-2021 10:24 PM

Outstanding!

A beautiful handle for an absolutely gorgeous knife.

Can you point me to where you got the kit? Pretty please? Never mind! Found it! TYVM for posting!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 05-08-2021 10:54 PM



Outstanding!

A beautiful handle for an absolutely gorgeous knife.

Can you point me to where you got the kit? Pretty please? Never mind! Found it! TYVM for posting!

- Madmark2

Thanks Mark. Glad you found it. They don’t sell scales. You’ll have to buy them or make your own like I did. 8^)

-- James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 05-08-2021 11:00 PM

I’ve got this block of variegated lignum vitae …

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 05-08-2021 11:19 PM


I ve got this block of variegated lignum vitae …

- Madmark2

That will do fine. I hope you have some sharp Brad point bits! That stuff is like steel. I had to buy a new 15/64” because my dull one tore up a scale when I was making the counter sinks.

If you make one please share it. I’d love to see a handle made from Lignum Vitae variegated.

-- James E McIntyre

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#15 posted 05-08-2021 11:34 PM

Edit your home addy out of that image while you still can!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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