Japan Hatchets Handle making !

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  1. Keyser Söze

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    I recently have acquired 2 very nice signed by master smiths from Japan ,hatchets, they were hand picked on request by a nice young Samurai from Japan ,good guy and forum friend / Knife addict !! and...we all know how that goes !! LOL

    so this 2 hatches have soul, but one in particular...i can feel that is actually alive ...as i hold and tap the edge with a flicker of my nail finger it makes a sweet cling cling cling like ceramic sound ...more like a nice vintage hotel tap bell , once mounted on the handle that sound is gone ,but will be in my memory ...but of course i didn't get them to play sound pitch music with them

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    I know this type of head. Looks like you have a very good one there. On the right haft you'll be amazed at the feel and balance.
     
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    Those are beautiful.
     
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    This will be a good one to watch!
     
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    Handles were shaped after my old German hatchet handle , took it down after 10 years for a new rehang

    Drilled the holes

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    Tried to punch pry the steel wedge out with the punch and hammer...looks like the punch was to soft for the job


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    So I took out the big boy


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    Never mess with the big boys

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    Back to carving the handle, I have used a made in Japan, Mr Itou Damascus carver with whale bone, silver nichel bolsters, mozaic pins, even the tang is fancy ....only 1 made 10 years ago

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    I agree, looking forward to it.
     
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    I'm in. :16:
    Looking like another great project.
     
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    Looks good so far...*drooling*
     
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    Beautiful tools. I would love to make a connection like that in Japan. Those axes are so beautiful. Do you know how much they weigh? How long is your hart and what kind of wood? Love the Damascus steel knife too. Who made it?
     
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    Awesome! Your a talented individual

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    Did you need my address now or did you want to get it after you finished.

    All kidding aside... Beautiful work for what will become a gorgeous piece. Subscribed!

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    750 and 800 grams , handles will be 24" hickory
     
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    In for more progress pics. This is really looking good so far
     
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    Beautiful so far. You are almost decidedly a renaissance man!
     
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    It is indeed excellent, Kajihara San! And a beautiful picture of Fuji San! Perhaps someday I shall be able to see him up close!
     
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    i like the profiles of those heads. of course, a real man wouldn't need anything but a rasp and pocket knife to haft a head. :)
    hope you're bringing those to the next tennessee meet ...
     
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    Looks like a sweet tool! Nice work on the handle.
     
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    Outstanding as usual.
     
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    Superb Keyser!
     
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    Good work. I love the details. And you prove it to be worthlying.
     
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    Was that a Brian brazeal rounding hammer and drift?
     
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    looks great, job well done!
     
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    I think I saw that one in Tennessee
     
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    And not a single picture of you batoning that Damascus knife!!! We all know that you must have done it at least once :D;)

    Having said that you have made a real good job of those hangs. Well done Sir.
     
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    Nothing short of amazing work.
    I realized I held my breath for a bit there. All worth it. :dblthumb:
     
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    did y'all saw what this dude did to that Hatchet ?
    sometimes...i don't know .....people's
     
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    Purely incredible. Those hatchets certainly amazing pieces of artistic toolery.
     
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    How is it holding up? :)
     
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