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Uncle Bjorn's Handle Finish (Australia Only)

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Width:
12.00 (cm)
Height:
12.00 (cm)
Depth:
15.00 (cm)
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  • Uncle Bjorn's Handle Finish (Australia Only)
  • Showing a ScandiChef 205 with Curly Birch handle scales, finished with the handle finishing product. The ScandiChef is not included, this product is the handle finish kit only.
  • Uncle Bjorn's Handle Finish (Australia Only)
  • Showing a ScandiChef 205 with Curly Birch handle scales, finished with the handle finishing product. The ScandiChef is not included, this product is the handle finish kit only.
$49.00

Description

Uncle Bjorn's Handle Finish     

*** Can only be sent within Australia and NOT with Express. Do not pay for Express Freight or order this if not shipping to an Australian address **

Neutral Finish for Light Coloured Woods

A combination of natural resins and shellac that leaves a hard-wearing, glossy handle finish.

Developed for Curly Birch to specifically retain the golden light colour, but works well also on darker woods.

The kit consists of

  • Bottle 1: the resin mix
  • Bottle 2: lubricant oil
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Cotton application pad
  • Full, easy to follow instructions 

Extract from the Instructions:

  • Sand the handle to at least 1200 grit, the higher the better
  • First do a couple of layers of Pore Filling, then 5-10 layers of Polishing
  • Pore Filling: Only use bottle 1 to fill the pores of the wood.
    • Apply 8-10 drops of the Resin Mix on the cotton fabric
    • Quickly wet the entire handle. Do not rub it out to dry, just make sure the entire handle is wet. Over the exposed tang and bolts are ok, just smear the entire handle from where the wood section starts. It is to gleam in wet resin.
    • Place the cotton fabric in a small zip-lock bag to keep it moist. Wait 30 min
    • Repeat this step so there are 2 or 3 layers of pure Resin mix on the handle
    • LIGHTLY sand with an incredibly light touch the surface of the hard resin mix. This step can easily scratch the handle and any metal parts so be gentle. You just want to remove any bumps that may have formed in the resin mix that was left wet.  
    • Polishing: Use Bottle 1 and Bottle 2 to build a hard-wearing, shiny finish
      • Apply 5-6 drops of Bottle 1 to the cotton fabric piece, then 1 tiny drop from Bottle 2.
      • With light pressure wet the entire handle and polish/rub constantly without stopping for a minute or two. If the pad starts sticking, increase the speed and go lighter. You are now rubbing out the resin mix with the lubricant oil until it dries to a thin, shiny layer.
      • Place the cotton piece back in the zip lock bag and wait 5-10 min.
      • Repeat so you make at least 5 very thin layers. Go light on the resin as you don’t want a thick layer to build which may cause bumps.
      • Leave the knife to dry for 24 hours before using it.

 

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7 Reviews

  • 5
    Handle finish

    Posted by Todd Cross on 23rd Sep 2020

    Absolutely unreal product!!
    Easy to use and give the best handle finish of anything I have used! Top stuff

  • 5
    Uncle Borgs handle finish

    Posted by Kerry on 16th Sep 2020

    Havnt had a chance to use it yet but as per normal 2-3 days from order to delivery so quick very happy with everything I have bought from creative man

  • 5
    Uncle Bjorn's Handle Finish

    Posted by Konrad on 1st Sep 2020

    This product is the ducks nuts. Follow the instructions and you'll have a beautiful hard wearing high gloss knife handle.Thanks Uncle Bjorn for the quality product and detailed instructions on how to get the best results. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Handle finish

    Posted by Stuart on 7th May 2020

    A little bit of an application process but more than worth the effort. amazing finish on light coloured timber

  • 5
    Unbelievable product

    Posted by Chris on 2nd May 2020

    This handle finish puts an end to the question “ what is the best product to put in my finished handle” really works a treat

  • 5
    Very pleased

    Posted by Owen Ward Knives on 1st May 2020

    After seeing many other makers results with this product i was really super pleased with the result. It provides a very shiny, glass like finish that seems really hard wearing. I think it will be my go to finish for quite a while.

  • 5
    Handle Finish

    Posted by Scott Foskett on 30th Mar 2020

    This stuff is brilliant, easy to use as full instructions are provided.
    Goes on easy and creates a great finish on all handles I've done so far.

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