I have had this bread knife for about 20 years and it still has a sharp blade.
The wooden handle started to rot awhile ago (left in the kitchen sink too many times), so it was time to make a new handle.
I used a leftover piece of laminated pine board about 1.5 cm (7/16") thick for the handle.
Pretty well any wood that is not too soft or porous could be used (or deer antler for example).
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- One piece of 4 x 10 x 1.5 cm laminated pine
- Approximately 3 mm thick copper wire (possibly 9 gauge, not certain)
- Hammer (with a rounded head, ball peen is best)
- Small anvil (or a solid metal surface)
- Handsaw (for wood)
- Hacksaw (for metal rivets)
- Electric hand drill
- Countersink bit