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welshstar
11-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Dyed purple wood, silly or different ?

What do you think ?

On a western handled gyuto or Suji

http://www.burlsource.us/servlet/the-4131/%23B2728-XLG-Purple-Dyed/Detail

Alan

The hekler
11-22-2011, 11:18 PM
I thought about this piece, I think it would look great with a mirror finished knife, not silly at all, and truly unique.

SpikeC
11-22-2011, 11:21 PM
And you could have a unicorn engraved on the blade!

RRLOVER
11-22-2011, 11:22 PM
I would make something pimpy with it,but that's just me.

welshstar
11-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Ok

Gotta ask, how do you pimp a knife ?

apicius9
11-22-2011, 11:39 PM
I'm sure that will look nice when it's finished. If you want to see silly, search for butch's 'smashed hippie' mycarta ;)

Stefan

kalaeb
11-22-2011, 11:48 PM
Ok

Gotta ask, how do you pimp a knife ?

Take a look at Daves re-handle galley, Stefans website and the Fish gallery. Should pretty much answer that.

(I would link,but I'm using my phone)

RRLOVER
11-22-2011, 11:49 PM
Ok

Gotta ask, how do you pimp a knife ?

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/005-5.jpg

Like this.

welshstar
11-22-2011, 11:52 PM
mmmm

in that case i must be a pimp, thats looks great to me !!!

Eamon Burke
11-23-2011, 12:12 AM
If handled right, purple looks regal, not flashy and ostentatious.

Mike Davis
11-23-2011, 12:58 AM
Purple is a color of royalty after all :) I really like some of the cool colored stuff...That piece is really nice!

JohnnyChance
11-23-2011, 02:02 AM
Purple is the color of Kings and royalty.

mhenry
11-23-2011, 09:24 AM
Not silly at all, you better buy it before I do!

K-Fed
11-23-2011, 01:11 PM
I think it would look great. It reminds me of the finish on the Ibanez rga427z which I love and want badly. http://assets.accordo.it/galleries/37051/img_2986.max.jpg

half_hack
11-23-2011, 02:55 PM
personally, i don't really go for the weird colors. I'm not a fan of most of the green dyed stabilized woods i've seen, either. that purple's a bit bright for my liking. i dunno, call me old-fashioned, but i think wood should be wood-colored (purpleheart notwithstanding).

euphorbioid
11-23-2011, 03:31 PM
A black ferrule and end-cap and a metal spacer or two and your all set.

99Limited
11-23-2011, 04:28 PM
Well I see that piece is gone. I hope you got it and at the one-day sale price to boot.

Dave Martell
11-23-2011, 04:42 PM
I did a couple of purple western handles this year. I think that depending on what you get it can be pretty nice looking but that depends on your sense of style I guess.

JohnnyChance
11-24-2011, 05:39 AM
I did a couple of purple western handles this year. I think that depending on what you get it can be pretty nice looking but that depends on your sense of style I guess.

I have both pink and purple handles.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cr5bRyePZts/Ts4UC42DClI/AAAAAAAABPo/PIHxms9lyN4/s912/IMG_0530.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I_NEtioNJX0/Tp-eskfkaCI/AAAAAAAABIc/E9w890Sam10/s912/IMG_1110.JPG

Ahoy sailor!

welshstar
11-24-2011, 08:05 AM
I did pick up that peice

Still cant decide for my next custom if i go purple or get some of that Ironwood today !!

NO ChoP!
11-24-2011, 11:21 AM
I think you should do green spacers, a gold end cap and gold mosaic pins; you can call it the Snoop Dogg Knife...

K-Fed
11-24-2011, 11:52 AM
I think you should do green spacers, a gold end cap and gold mosaic pins; you can call it the Snoop Dogg Knife...

Or Barney the dinosaur...

Hattorichop
11-24-2011, 05:04 PM
I have both pink and purple handles.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I_NEtioNJX0/Tp-eskfkaCI/AAAAAAAABIc/E9w890Sam10/s912/IMG_1110.JPG

Is this purple dyed lacewood?

JohnnyChance
11-24-2011, 06:02 PM
Is this purple dyed lacewood?

Sycamore if memory serves me correctly. From Burl Source. He has it dyed in a couple colors. It looks great in person, some metallic sparkle and color change as you move it around.

Mike Davis
11-25-2011, 02:11 AM
I did pick up that peice

Still cant decide for my next custom if i go purple or get some of that Ironwood today !!

Better watch it, You just might become a junkie :)