Marking knife leather wrap (Japanese) DIY

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Marking knife leather wrap (Japanese) DIY
A simple quick wrap handle for your Japanese marking knife.

For my marking tools I got myself a beautiful simple Japanese marking knife.
I felt it was too sharp for the hand without a handle, but wanted to keep the Japanese look.

1. The knife wrapped, ready to use.
2. Just the knife.
3. Wrap with cloth tape.
4. Make a loop of the cord, and fasten half.
5. Now wrap.
6. Put the end of the cord through the loop, and pull the other end – the end!

Perhaps the Marking knife blade protection can be usefull.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or perhaps be at comfort!

Best thoughts,


-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 1403 days ago

great work on the handle :-)
the old tackle way of doing it
I usuly do it with thin robe but I will try this soon
thank´s for the tip Mads

take care

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1403 days ago

Great Project Mads.
Nice grip I would imagine.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 1403 days ago

Some times I wonder if Martin hired you to post home made tools at LJ and pay you by the project posted. LOL… just kidding, or am I….

Looks very cool. After making the carving knife, i was thinking about making a marking knife.

Where did you buy the knife if I may ask?

Thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#4 posted 1403 days ago

Gotta protect those digits.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 1403 days ago

Thank you all,
Dennis, yes nice and simple.
Bradford, yep.
PaBull, but it’s in Germany… And no Martin do not pay me, perhaps he should…
Jamie, yes really nice.
Smiles on a beautiful day with the first frost here in Denmark,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 1403 days ago

Those are beautiful tools, Mads, and you have a really good idea there. As always, I love your posts and the way that you present everything. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 1402 days ago

Damm! knew i schould have orderet that marking knife too. Nice handle mr jig :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#8 posted 1402 days ago

Nice, this is just what I need for my marking knife. Thanks.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 1402 days ago

Very nice

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#10 posted 1402 days ago

Woodfix, merci, merci.
Swirt, it’s a quick done deal.
Napoleon, yes!
helluvawreck, I smile just by your words, they are sweet as honey.
Best thoughts, and a smile in a beautiful morning light over Copenhagen,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 1400 days ago

When does the utube video on how to use a Japanese marking knife become available?? It is a beautiful piece of steel and you add a very nice touch. I keep a very sharp pocket knife handy when I want to scribe a precise line. I like to know if there is specail uses for this knife? I am always fascinated with an entirely different look and how to do something.

Thanks Mads

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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