Hey Lumberjocks, Any project with Koa looks exceptional and this knife project is no different. I had a chance to pick up a fair amount of Koa in Hawaii last month and will use it on a few knives aa well as accents for other projects. And yes several re-sawing projects that I am really looking forward to. This 8 chef's knife is high carbon steel, not stainless steel like most knives. It will sharpen easier and stay sharp longer, just takes some extra care. The high carbon steel is from France and the knife was made by Hoch Tools from Ft Bragg Ca. I modified the full tang to a hidden tang. I added brass bolster. I tried to add shape in to the handle with a fuller feel on the top of the handle and a little more knuckle clearance on the bottom off the handle. My attempt to make the knife ergo perfect for the user. The knife holder is Curly Koa with Wenge accent pieces added to the ends. I deviated from my standard treatments only using one coat of BLO followed by paste wood wax. I wanted to avoid any Poly U on this project. Items that will be handled with hands – I prefer wood wax. This is a present for Lee, the small group leader. Thx for checking out the Koa Knife and Koa holder. Greg
First time doing this style not to difficult but the color match is little off but may change size of bricks next attempt.These were 1.5 with the walnut and the oak space are .5 each. Overall is about 15 x 11 in size and is about 1 in thickness being E.N.D. grain .