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Lefty
11-26-2011, 05:53 PM
I came across this beauty today, while searching for a strop or materials to make a strop for a straight razor. It's cocobolo and measures 1/4"x3"x24". I see many scales coming!!! I couldn't pass up on figuring like this.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/9c3df9c1.jpg

mhenry
11-26-2011, 06:08 PM
That's purdy

HHH Knives
11-26-2011, 06:26 PM
I love me some figured cocobolo! Nice score!!

PierreRodrigue
11-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Well done! Nice score! Now send it to me!

Eamon Burke
11-26-2011, 07:21 PM
ooooooo nice

That would make great scales for a straight!

Lefty
11-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Thanks guys!
Pierre, let me know if you really want some scales, and I'll trade you for my rescue knife ;)
Eamon, a straight, and about three knives, I figure :D Great minds thnk alike, I guess.

jmforge
11-28-2011, 01:58 AM
Nice! Highly figured cocobolo seems to be kinda hard to find these days.

Mike Davis
11-28-2011, 08:53 PM
Very nice! I like that quite well!

Lefty
11-29-2011, 06:01 PM
I cut this baby into three roughly 5.5" long pieces, one 5" piece and a little extra for spacers, or bolsters. They will be ripped in half and will only lose 1/16" max for nice sets of scales.
I tried to maximize the "niceness" on the scales, by choosing where I cut. Damn, these are pretty!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/f21f6c09.jpg

PierreRodrigue
11-29-2011, 06:54 PM
Nice figure for cocobolo! Well done!