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Left Handed Honesuki

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, Aug 4, 2017.

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  1. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    A slightly left handed, through tang honesuki made from 0.094" AEB-L with stabilized koa, brass and stainless. The blade is a hair over 6" on the cutting edge. I spent a fair bit of time fitting the brass bolster piece to the shoulder. It's not perfect, but much cleaner than some of my other attempts.

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    That came out real nice
     
  3. ConnorBC

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    Sleek shape! I like it!
     
  4. Eric B

    Eric B New Member

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    that is beautiful dancom!! I really like how your bolster turned out,the extra time fitting the brass shows...nice and clean.
    when you do your bolsters like this one do you pin them or are they just layers butted against each other?
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Thanks guys.

    The front bolster is a stack of brass + fibre spacer + stainless steel + fibre spacer + brass + spacer. The front brass piece is slotted and fitted to the shoulder as best as possible so there are no gaps, then the tang screw is welded on. All the other pieces have slots and round holes in them and they are slid on to the tang, each piece gets a thin layer of G-flex epoxy. The block for the handle has a slot/hole machined through the center and it's filled with epoxy. The butt is then threaded on the tang screw and tightened so that all the pieces are squeezed. After a day the whole handle gets shaped on the grinder. The epoxy is not really visible when it ground and polished.

    Dan
     
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    Wow that's really nice Dan .
     
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