I will have a booth at Hawaii Historic Arms Association Great Gun Show on March 18 and March 19
I have lots of used cooking knives (over 50 pieces), so I will sharpen them and bring them there to sell, and more items.
Lots of gun collectors and knife collectors will be there for people those who are interested in those things. It should be very fun show to talk to them.
Hawaiian Koa wooden handle & sheath.
In cooking knife world, they are just left hand right hand knives, but in woodworking world, we need the both of them does not matter right hand person or left hand person.
If we are right hand person with the right hand kiridashi, and trying to scrape the wood, the blade edge bites deeper and deeper unless we change into the angle to be outer side of the wood.
However, if we are right hand person and using left hand kiridashi, it is easier to shallower scraping.
Therefore, we need the both the left hand & right hand kiridashi, if we have detail wood work.
It comes out Japanese style nakago type tangs, and Chinese cleaver is heavy blade, so it is normally used western style handle.
I guess I have to make it with hidden tang with pin to hold the tang or making the center hole all the way to the end, and bent the end of the tang on the grip end.