View Full Version : Some burl on burl action

11-21-2011, 03:54 PM
I wouldn't normally put two burls togeather, but I kinda like these two. I was going to use the rosewood for the ferrule and Maple for the handle. What do you guys think, should I? Its going on one of my knives:wink:

11-21-2011, 03:57 PM
I think that would be a great combo. Since the grain pattern is pretty similar, I think they would match up well and provide nice color contrast.

11-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Seems like a very Del-esque thing to do. I don't hear too many people complaining about his choices in handle material.

Burl Source
11-21-2011, 05:38 PM
I think it would work out really good.
Good contrasting colors as opposed to clashing.
I bet it would look really good if you used a black spacer between the two different woods.

11-21-2011, 06:06 PM
I agree with the black spacer suggestion. And I would make sure there is enough rosewood left for a handle, looks like a great piece...


Eamon Burke
11-21-2011, 10:00 PM
oh mama those are nice burls. :drool:

11-22-2011, 12:34 AM
I think it would cool the other way around if the rosewood is big enough for a handle.

The maple kinda looks like a blond ferrule on a rosewood wa knife

11-22-2011, 08:16 AM
+1. I'm a light ferrule/dark handle fan.

11-22-2011, 08:26 AM
Stefan, I have another big block for a handle, bought the small block to use for ferrules this stuff was expensive!!

11-22-2011, 07:26 PM
I don't think I've really seen many knives with the lighter colour handle and dark ferrule with woods like these, it sounds like it would look interesting

11-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Its pretty much done. I like it. Now I gotta figure what knife to put it on

Andrew H
11-23-2011, 04:46 PM
A takeda, no doubt. Nice work as always Mike.

11-24-2011, 12:37 AM
I am running out of Takedas to re-handle. Logging on to AZCK right now I need a Nakiri

11-24-2011, 05:16 AM
That came out great. One of my favorites of yours.

Ivan Campos
11-24-2011, 07:46 PM
Crtainli it is a cool combination of material. Nice work!