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mhenry
12-17-2011, 09:08 AM
What do you guys think of this combo. buffalo horn handle, honduran rosewood spacer, green camel bone ferrule

GLE1952
12-17-2011, 09:50 AM
Mike,
+ 1 on the interesting materials.
I think the spacer gets kind of lost, but as you know I always like a little "flash"!

Glen

SeanRogerPierce
12-17-2011, 10:12 AM
Well done but would not be my combination of materials.

Timthebeaver
12-17-2011, 10:42 AM
Looks really cool.

echerub
12-17-2011, 10:45 AM
I think it's interesting, but not really my cup o' tea.

tk59
12-17-2011, 10:55 AM
There's really nothing I like about that handle. It doesn't look clean. The horn part might work with other ferrules and spacers...

Don Nguyen
12-17-2011, 11:07 AM
I think the handle and spacer look absolutely great, but the ferrule kind of just sticks out. Like dijon mustard on... steak.

bcrano
12-17-2011, 02:43 PM
I like it. I'm a wood guy but thinks it looks really cool.

WillC
12-17-2011, 02:50 PM
I really like it, its very naturalistic and sculptural. Not sure your photo shows it off as nicely as it could. I guess it needs to be on the right knife.

Johnny.B.Good
12-17-2011, 03:18 PM
Well done but would not be my combination of materials.

+1

I really like your work Mike, but the colors here don't do it for me.

El Pescador
12-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Dislike

mhenry
12-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Here's a slightly better pic out in the sunlight





I really like it, its very naturalistic and sculptural. Not sure your photo shows it off as nicely as it could. I guess it needs to be on the right knife.

99Limited
12-17-2011, 05:36 PM
I think this handle is one of those things that you need to hold it and look at it for a while and study it. The second picture puts a more positive light on it.

WillC
12-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Wow, what a difference, I really like it. Have you got a knife in mind?

Andrew H
12-17-2011, 05:41 PM
Doesn't work for me.

jmforge
12-17-2011, 05:45 PM
It would probably work for me if the ferrule was rosewood.

mhenry
12-17-2011, 06:18 PM
It turned out a little undersized for the knife I was making it for. Think it would be perfect for a 165ish nakiri, that I dont have at the moment. I guess I gonna have to remedy that


Wow, what a difference, I really like it. Have you got a knife in mind?

add
12-17-2011, 07:37 PM
Great work! :thumbsup:

I like it... a lot, much better pic.
My personal nit might be a different color spacer- perhaps black, or not one at all.

Camel bone is great stuff.
It's becoming a popular alternative to the ever increasing price and diminishing supply of India sambar stag (embargo).
It can be dyed to about whatever color you can want.

Perhaps for some, the materials used here don't have an "Asian" feel about them?
That said, maybe your combo would also work real nice on a BB'Q type knife (criollo/gaucho) or utensil, as well as, that rustic nakiri...

RRLOVER
12-17-2011, 09:51 PM
I like it:thumbsup: I have always liked the creative stuff over the classical,I guess it's the pimp in me:wink:

tk59
12-18-2011, 12:14 AM
I still don't like the color scheme. If I was gonna do the horn, I'd maybe make it horn-bone-horn or something. As it is, it looks a little Frankenstein-ish.

sachem allison
12-18-2011, 12:37 AM
I think if the buffalo horn was jigged or brushed it might look better. I do like it though.

Eamon Burke
12-18-2011, 12:58 AM
Most folks don't get in on the camel bone, but I think this looks cool, but the rosewood does get lost

jmforge
12-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Most folks don't get in on the camel bone, but I think this looks cool, but the rosewood does get lost There is a bit of a prejudice against camel and giraffe bone amongst many in the knife world. I think it is because of the weird dyed colors much like some of the stabilized wood.