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How should I finish this?

Postby glennbad » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Hey gang,

Every year our company does a fundraiser for local groups. We raffle items, and every year I usually mod something for raffle or silent auction.

This year I'm going a little different than the standard pocket knife. I'm doing this Santoku knife for silent auction. I bought the VG-10 blank from Jantz, so all I need to do is put some kind of handles on it. Keeping in mind it's kitchen duty, I would want something that will hold up to moisture and other kitchen "stuff". These types of knives are not meant for the dishwasher, so I can get a little creative, but want the material to stand up to kitchen use. Off the cuff, I was thinking some kind of micarta, but I'd like to open up the floor to your material suggestions, comments, concerns, etc.

Thanks!


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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby Tony_Wood » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Old Hickory has, of course, used wood for many decades. That said, the last kitchen knife I scaled in wood did not hold up as well as I would have liked it to.
From now on it is Masecraft micarta for kitchen knives.

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:39 pm

Not knowing who it's going to...
It might be someone who wouldn't know how to properly care for a wooden handle.
Best bet would be something that requires little to no special maintenance.
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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby jmh58 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Desert Ironwood!!! ::tu::
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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby Mumbleypeg » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Not knowing who will end up with the knife nor how they will care for it, I’d recommend the most indestructible material you can use. Time has proven the combination of a dishwasher and my wife can ruin just about anything short of stainless steel. ::facepalm::

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby Eustace » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:59 pm

Stabilized wood.
The knife is cool!

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby #goldpan » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:03 pm

My first thought was black paper Micarta with nickle silver spacers . ::nod::

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby XX Case XX » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:27 pm

Glenn:

With your "Stratospheric" level of skill and workmanship, I know that what ever you decide on will be perfect. I put my trust in you my good man. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby cbfd » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:49 pm

You can get Corian in various colors,I would vote for it,What better for kitchen use ? Bill

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:04 pm

I've been fascinated with stabilized pine cone since the first time I saw it on Bark River knives. It's a special knife for a special occasion so do it up brown.

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby eveled » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:55 pm

I’d use Burlap micarta.

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby royal0014 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:03 pm

Here's an idea ... do a matching cutting board .
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Re: How should I finish this?

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How about pistachio shell?

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby glennbad » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:53 am

Wow, a lot of good ideas so far. I just don't know... ::shrug::

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Re: How should I finish this?

Postby Dinadan » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:16 am

There is a real good chance that it will end up in a dishwasher at some point, whether or not it is intended to do so. So I would pick a material that can handle a dishwasher. Personally, I like black handles for my kitchen knives.
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