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  • #16
    I'm quite willing to buy blades to take advantage of the blade smith's skill and experience.
    I don't want to pay for a handle of the wrong size and shape for my hands.
    I have bought some whole crooked knives from Pacific Northwest makers.
    At least, the handles are all big enough that I could shave them down if I wanted to but
    so far, they are untouched.

    The handles of mine in p0st 14 are glue ups of rosewood and mahogany. They also show some variation in size = the experiments to find the proper handle size for me (7/8" dia.)
    The blades sit in a shallow inlet in a puddle of JB Weld Epoxy.
    The cord whipping is largely cosmetic to cover my sloppy epoxy work.
    Brian T