Japanese handle - Kyoto Sunset [octagon]
✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
New SharpEdge stabwood handles in orange.
Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in an orange color named Kyoto Sunset. It feels like holding something smooth and warm in your hand – a glow in the sky at sunset or a burst of bright autumn colors.
We chose a universal, octagonal shape that comfortably fits the hands of both right- and left-hand users. It offers a firm grip for easy and comfortable use of the knife and makes even the most difficult tasks a breeze. The weight of the handle is suited to Japanese blades, so the knife will be evenly balanced.
Handles are made of natural maple wood harvested in North China, Russia, and the USA. It undergoes a special procedure of stabilization with resin, which ensures a very long service life of the handle. During this process of stabilization, a color pigment is added and is then absorbed in the wood fibers. After the final treatment and polishing, the handle reveals the grain of the wood. For the handles, blocks of maple burl with irregular and non-uniform structure are used, thus the dyes penetrate the wood in different ways, creating unique patterns. This makes every handle one-of-a-kind.
Colors and patterns of handles may vary from what is seen in the pictures. If you like a particular color hue, please contact us before placing an order.
Available in three sizes:
Kyoto Sunset [octagon] LARGE
Length: 140mm (5.5") / Ferrule diameter: 18 x 23.5mm (0.7" x 0.9")
Kyoto Sunset [octagon] MEDIUM
Length: 129mm (5.0") / Ferrule diameter: 17.8 x 23.2mm (0.7" x 0.9")
Kyoto Sunset [octagon] SMALL
Length: 115 mm (4.5") / Ferrule diameter: 14.5 x 20.5 mm (0.57" x 0.8")
- €10 - flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
- FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).
- United Kingdom - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
- Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.
DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.
- Europe: 1-2 business days
- US & Canada: 2-4 business days
- Rest of the World: 3-5 business days
Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
Handle Fitting Instructions: A step-by-step guide
1) Choose the right handle for the blade. Prepare the work surface and the equipment needed for fitting: the adhesive for wood/metal (we recommend using 2-component high viscosity epoxy glue), natural sealant resistant to corrosion, syringe, small sharp utility knife, sandpaper (optional), thin plastic card (similar to a credit card), a piece of cloth, oil/wax for wood care.
2) Check the initial fit, use a diamond nail file to make proper adjustments to the insertion hole so it fits your blade.
3) Use scotch tape to protect the area of the handle around the insertion hole.
4) Prepare and mix the adhesive; we recommend the use of 2-component high-viscosity epoxy glue. Other kind of adhesive can be used as well, make sure it’s suitable for wood/metal, high-viscosity is optimal as it makes the application much easier.
5) Fill the syringe and infuse the handle so there’s some excess glue coming out of the handle.
6) Insert the blade, make sure it’s straight in all directions and watch the excess glue so it doesn’t reach the unprotected part of the handle.
7) Carefully put the assembled knife down and wait for the glue to dry. The duration of the drying process depends on the type of glue you used, please see the instructions on the glue packaging.
8) Once the glue is dry, remove the scotch tape, take a small knife and clean the excess glue if there is any leftover around the fitting hole. Due to the structure of the wood, there’s a chance some of the glue poured out of the small holes on the handle, this is normal. Use the knife or high-grit sandpaper to remove the glue.
9) Use a natural sealant (resistant to corrosion) and fill any remaining gap between the blade and the handle insertion hole. For high precision use a plastic card/spatula to evenly distribute the sealant. Clean the leftover sealant with a cloth.
10) Final step: use oil or wax intended for wood care and apply it to the handle to achieve the final look.
11) All done, enjoy your new handle.