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Suien VC chinese cleaver

post #1 of 19
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I just had a Suien VC cleaver delivered yesterday. It's a nice looking cleaver. My issue with it is that one of the wood handles is slightly loose. Any suggestions on tightening it up? Epoxy?  it's not real floppy but sometimes snaps a bit out of place that I can feel in my hand.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

post #2 of 19

That should not happen. Must be something with the rivets, but should not happen on a new cleaver. Get it back to the seller.

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post #3 of 19
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I was thinking about that, would have to ship it back to Japan. I might have to do it if there isn't an easy fix.
post #4 of 19

May be someone can fix the rivet. It's not so difficult really.

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post #5 of 19
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Has anyone tried to use a thinned epoxy for securing wooden handles? They aren't floppy but shift just a Lainey bit.
post #6 of 19

Give us a pick of that handle.

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post #7 of 19
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post #8 of 19

Can't see any problem from the picks. May be you can contact Jon from Japanese Knife Imports. He sells the same cleaver.

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post #9 of 19
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I contacted JCk where I bought it. Waiting to see if they have a solution also
post #10 of 19
A handle with a little play in rivet or scale gives an unpleasant feeling, even if it's very small. With a vintage I once just used a hammer to flatten the rivet a bit more, and sanded afterwards to have it smooth again. I'm not going to suggest this with a new knife, though.
post #11 of 19

Laminating epoxy will work fine so long as you have some visible gap.  Doesn't sound or look like you have much gap there.

 

JCK really should make good on this with a new cleaver.

 

 

Rick

post #12 of 19
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There isn't much gap but if I found a really thin epoxy that was as thin like water I caould get it in there.
post #13 of 19

I'd wait to see what JCK will do before experimenting with epoxy or superglue.

 

Rick

post #14 of 19
Mr Iwahara is a very serious guy!
post #15 of 19
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He replied back to me and asked if the loose handle affects the use of the knife. I normally shop at cktg. We'll see what JCk comes up with.
post #16 of 19
According to my country's law I would say it's not in conformity with what you have reasonably expected. But yes, it certainly does affect its functionality! Besides it's annoying it's unhealthy with germs infesting the gaps. You can't use it for butchering poultry.
post #17 of 19
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Still haven't recieved a recent response from the company. I will give them till tomorrow afternoon, then try again.
post #18 of 19
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The new knife was delivered. I'll check it out. They saw a problem and are checking other knives from that production run.
post #19 of 19
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The new cleaver is worse, definitely the last time I'm dealing with these companies. I was told they were going to make sure the handle was not loose. None of my knives have had these issues, not even an 8.00 wok shop cleaver. It is exasperating. I might try getting some kind of adhesive in between the tang and the scales.
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