Cost to add ornamentation to your knife handles
Please see main price list for kitchen knives without extra ornamentation on the handle.
These default handles come with brass bolsters and your choice of any in house handle wood.
The prices for these default handles are the prices on my price list.
Below see options & costs to fancy up your kitchen knife handle by your own design.
Easy way to approach this is look at photos for ideas. If you like and want what you see,
A bolster is between the blade and the handle wood and protects the handle wood from absorbing water from the end grain of the handle wood. It really can be made of any materials that repels oils and water, but I use brass, copper of stainless steel. The default bolster material is brass and is included in the price list prices. Water will be soaked up like a sponge without protection of a bolster.
I use either brass or copper bolsters (3/4″ x 3/8″) , which are pinned/rivets and glued onto the blade steel. If you want something else, write me a note.
Bolster Prices – single or double ? Copper, brass or stainless ?
Single brass bolsters – ⇒ cost included in prices on price list.
Double brass bolsters cost $ 35.00 extra.
Single copper or stainless bolsters – add $35.00.
Double copper or stainless bolsters add $50.00.
Below ⇓ : Double Brass bolster spacers w/ Yew wood. Click photos to enlarge.
Bolster spacers ~ see photo above, which shows white/black/white 1/8″ thick spacer array.
Bolster spacers are between the brass bolsters and the wood. They complement or highlight the bolster and the wood.
Bolsters are functional, as end grain of wood is especially vulnerable to wick up moisture. The bolster stops that.
I stock 2 thicknesses of bolster material – 1/8″ and .031 thick along with various thicknesses of stabilized burled hard wood.
1/8″ bolster spacers come in red, black and white.
.031 vulcanized spacer materials come in red, black, white and green.
Cost of bolster spacers
Either 1/8″ thick or .031″ thickness or combinations of the two ~
1 insert for $30.00
2 inserts for $40.00
3 inserts for $50.00
4 inserts for $60.00
Below – Click to enlarge:
green/red/green triple bolster spacer add-on, .031″ thick. ⇓
Stabilized wood – Redwood is all gone. I used my own in house stabilized Redwood for years, but alas,
it is gone. People love highly figured wood, AND it always costs more than regular wood. It is graded by experts and sold as a premium product. So I can always order in wood from retailers on the web which is highly figured, who I have dealt with previously. If you want a stabilized dark or light wood or highly figured wood, then tell me and I can send you some sensible options. I can send you some links to companies I have successfully dealt with, who offer their own line of stabilized/& or highly figured wood. Just ask me for any and all details to order in the wood of your choice. Just go to my Contact page.
**Note – I do not work with wood from endangered species. Always avoid wood from endangered species. You can sometimes
get wood that is endangered that was grown and cut on a special finca, which practices sustainable harvesting. I love supporting these
types of folks and their efforts.
See this pdf for more information; https://www.rainforestrelief.org/documents/Guidelines.pdf
See photo below (click to enlarge) of Steak knife Set w/ stabilized Redwood handles. ⇓
Bed spacers (see 2nd slide at the top) are strictly .031 thick only.
I have black, red, green or white colors in stock, but there are some other colors that can be ordered,
if they exist. Just ask and we can see if I can order it.
Bed spacers run horizontally below the wood, your choice of colors:
1 bed spacer – $35.00 per knife
2 bed spacers – $45.00
Bottom left – Red/white bed spacers. White bolster spacer, copper bolsters.
Below center – Bed spacer, .031 black/white array with Yew wood & there is also Cocobolo and nickel silver bolster spacers.
Right – Black Walnut with white bed spacers.