Being a wood worker, I see no reason for me to not have a wooden handle on my tools whenever possible. So I made one for my hobby knifes, and really love it. I thought others might like one also, so I am offering these for sale.
I have replaced the bare aluminum handle on an Excel craft knife with a handle turned from American Black Walnut, and finished it with wax. This type of finish is traditionally used on tools for the workshop, and can be renewed quite easily by applying another coat of wax. It can also be left to develop a natural patina with use.
It is slightly larger in diameter than the original handle, so it is easier to hold for extended periods of time and when applying pressure to the cut.
If you would like one of these with another species of wood, let me know and I will make one for you. I have a fairly large selection of blanks on hand and can get others quickly.
The knife comes with 6 blades, as shown in the photo, and a blade guard. It will hold any of the blades that will fit the Xacto #1 handle and similar knives. More blades and different styles of blades are available where ever craft supplies are sold. A blade guard is included with this handle.
Please be careful when opening the package, the knife blades included with these is SHARP!