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Dream Burls
06-04-2013, 06:59 PM
I just got my hands on this piece of Chechen Burl. As you can see, it has one live edge. I'd like to know how many of you would prefer the live edge to stay. I can probably get five handles out of this. Maybe I'll just keep a couple and cut the rest, but I'd like to see what your preferences are. After it's cut it still needs to dry a while before being stabilized so you won't see them in the store so fast. Thanks.

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apicius9
06-04-2013, 07:09 PM
Just curious: Are you getting some of your wood from Hawaii? Nice pieces, you are building up a great stash of woods. As for your question, I will leave that to others...

Stefan

Dream Burls
06-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Thanks Stefan. I'll respond to your question in a PM - trade secrets you know. :zippedshut:

mhenry
06-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Yes live edge please

Jmadams13
06-04-2013, 09:04 PM
Keep the edge. Looks great

Dream Burls
06-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Yes live edge please

I knew you'd want it Mike. I have a piece of Pollyanna Burl with a live edge that I might be putting up tomorrow. It's a bit on the small size, but would work for a petty or parer for sure. I'll post it if I do.

PierreRodrigue
06-04-2013, 10:13 PM
I could be happy either way...

mkriggen
06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
I don't care for the live edge on a handle.

Mingooch
06-04-2013, 11:02 PM
I like the edge on the more rustic knives. So I can go either way and still love it.

Brad Gibson
06-04-2013, 11:24 PM
I think the live edge is awesome. I'd love to see a really nice knife with a uniquely imperfect shape of a handle. It's the little imperfections that make things so beautiful.

Anton
06-05-2013, 02:49 AM
Clean handle for me

toddnmd
06-05-2013, 11:42 AM
I think the natural edge looks cool, but I'm unsure of how it would feel on a handle. I can't remember seeing any examples of this. Maybe the right person could make it work, but I'm guessing it wouldn't necessarily be used.

Depending on the size of the piece, perhaps if you cut pieces a bit longer and included the natural edge, whoever bought it would have the option of using it or taking it off.

HHH Knives
06-05-2013, 11:46 AM
Live edge. :D

Dream Burls
06-05-2013, 03:58 PM
I think the natural edge looks cool, but I'm unsure of how it would feel on a handle. I can't remember seeing any examples of this. Maybe the right person could make it work, but I'm guessing it wouldn't necessarily be used.

Depending on the size of the piece, perhaps if you cut pieces a bit longer and included the natural edge, whoever bought it would have the option of using it or taking it off.

I've been thinking along this line too. Thanks to everyone for the input.

r_icke
06-05-2013, 04:01 PM
Not sure about the terminology here. But with live edge, do you/we mean something like this?: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/7655-Show-your-newest-knife-buy?p=130034&viewfull=1#post130034

That's one of the coolest features I've seen on a handle.

Dream Burls
06-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Not sure about the terminology here. But with live edge, do you/we mean something like this?: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/7655-Show-your-newest-knife-buy?p=130034&viewfull=1#post130034

That's one of the coolest features I've seen on a handle.

Exactly. Take a look at the piece in my first post of this tread. You can also look at a piece of Pollyanna Burl with a live end that I just posted and put in my store a few minutes ago.