I recently bought a Hiromoto knife (AS clad in stainless). I love the blade and cutting, but the tang in the handle is a little too large, and sticks out a little on both the top and bottom of the handle. What's the best way to get the metal even with the scales on the handle, without doing any damage to the wood?
This is not a major issue (and I don't feel it at all when I'm cutting when I use my pinch grip), but I'd like to make the handle smooth so it feels good when I pull the knife out of the drawer.
I'm thinking about using automotive sandpaper or possibly a Dremel, but would be curious to hear from those with experience in terms of suggested materials and method. I appreciate any guidance!