Replace A Wooden Knife Handle

If you break the handle on your favourite kitchen knife you will probably either look forward to shopping for a new knife or wish you could give your trusty knife a new handle yourself. For those who'd rather fix what they have, you can remove the pieces of the old handle with a hacksaw and then you can cut and attach a new handle.

After removing the old handle, Instructables user canuckinjapan tells you to use an older piece of wood that is mostly dry for the new handle. Cut the wood in the rough shape of the handle, then cut a slot down the centre of the wood block to fit the blade. At this point you'll want to pare down the wood with files to get the exact shape you're looking for and then drill holes to match those in the blade. Finally, insert two pieces of heavy gauge copper wire in the holes in the knife, cut the ends of the wire, and use a bit of epoxy glue to seal the handle.

See the step-by-step construction photos and more complete instructions visit the source link below.

How to make a bread knife handle [Instructables]


Comments

    Not really the right way of doing this - you are more likely to wreck your hacksaw and hurt yourself as the majority of kitchen knives are hardened to 58-61 HRC and will be immensely tough to get through with a hacksaw. You are better off buying a new knife or replacing the handle properly - by drilling out the rivets/pins and replacing the scales (if full tang) or by melting/dissolving the epoxy and re-carving a handle for stick tang blades.

    <---Amateur knife maker

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