J.A. Henckels Kitchen Knives

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Blog entry by woodbug posted 01-27-2009 05:49 PM 813 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a set of J.A. Henckels knives I got at a flea market. I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to send the to get new handles put on them. The ones that are on there are all split and some are missing pieces.

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 05:53 PM

Just got a brochure from Woodcraft that shows pictures of stock used for knife handle replacements.

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 05:53 PM

Why not make them yourself ?

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 05:55 PM

I don’t think I am skilled enough to make some nice handles.

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 07:03 PM

You can do it!
They are not hard to make, you can be very proud of them when they are finished and put in use.
Good luck

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 07:36 PM

Plenty of custom knife makers around. Why don’t you check out the knives in the projects here (search the projects) then contact the builder.

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 08:33 PM

Now there’s a perfect weekend project.

I’ve been making and refitting knives for 50 years.

Here’s a good source for handle rivets:

Lee Valley

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 08:39 PM

I think you should try and make the handles, if they don’t work you can send them out.

Look at all of the support that you have here!

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#8 posted 01-27-2009 09:21 PM

I made a handle from Texas Ebony scraps for a nice Damascus blade I purchased. It wasn’t that hard, but a little tricky. The hardest part was getting both sides shaped uniformly, but if that’s not crutial, then it’s pretty easy. I had to purchase additional wire stock for the rivets, but the cost was minimal. Jantz sells mainly knife making products and they are quite helpful:

Hint: Tape the sharp blade with duct or masking tape to keep from cutting yourself.

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Chris Wright

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#9 posted 01-27-2009 09:37 PM

I’m with the majority of commenters here, I say try and make them your self. If not that, you can try a Henckels dealer or their website and see if they offer handle kits for sale. Good luck, can’t wait to see how they turn out.

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#10 posted 01-27-2009 10:02 PM

check their website.. they have a warranty on them

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