Put a handle on my kitchen knife

I got the handle pinned, glued, shaped, sanded, and finally got the first coat of finish on it. The image on the bottom is before I put the “profin” on it. The handle is made of Koa wood that I picked up in Hawaii at the Lai’i market. I use welding rods for the pins and epoxy for the glue. I still need to sand some scratches out of the blade, sharpen it and polish it. I’ll put some more coats of finish on the handle, too.

About billbenn

I took a backyard blacksmithing class at Earthwalk Northwest in the Seattle area, and am hooked! I've been having fun experimenting with mostly recycled materials and learning about how knives are made. Feel free to look around my blog and let me know what you think.
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3 Responses to Put a handle on my kitchen knife

  1. Mike Jones says:

    You better slow down, William. Bob will come looking for you if you keep on making culinary cutlery!

  2. Yoshi Blade says:

    Thanks for describing the process of adding a new handle to a kitchen knife. What kind of gloss coat could be put on this wooden handle to give it sparkle?

    • billbenn says:

      Thanks for the interest and question. It’s always nice to know someone is reading the stuff I post. The finish that I use is Daly’s Profin. I got a pint and expect that will last for a very long time. The stuff I got is satin finish, you could also go with a gloss finish if you want it to be even more shiny. There are many different products that you can use, I asked a guy at my local hardware store and he recommended the Profin. You could also use laquer or linseed oil. I’ve heard that some people use gun stock finish too. Good luck, hope this is helpful to you.


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