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Mike Davis
05-18-2012, 02:41 PM
I am making a 270 gyuto in damascus clad san mai. I have some awesome wood and am having an issue picking one. Here is the blade.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-05-17_15-29-43_117.jpg

ok here are what i have narrowed down for handle woods, Mark's best ugly koa, Mark's 2 tone amboyna or spalted maple.thinking maybe a musk ox or ivory ferrule...
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-05-18_13-32-40_291.jpg

What do you guys think? I personally cannot wait to tear into that koa.....

Lucretia
05-18-2012, 02:46 PM
I like the amboyna, with the light side down. It continues the effect of the san mai.

oivind_dahle
05-18-2012, 03:00 PM
+1

SpikeC
05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
I agree with Lucretia.

tk59
05-18-2012, 03:04 PM
amboyna then koa

oivind_dahle
05-18-2012, 03:06 PM
If musk ox ferrule, remember that it will adapt the color of the wood beneath. If you do your Ferrules like marko and harald. )

oivind_dahle
05-18-2012, 03:06 PM
forgot:

And that will look awesome!

Burl Source
05-18-2012, 03:16 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/md.jpg
If the musk ox ferrule I would use a stainless spacer.
Just my 2 cents.
It will look great whatever you do.

WildBoar
05-18-2012, 03:20 PM
I agree with all above -- the middle one will be killer.

Lefty
05-18-2012, 03:21 PM
I agree 100% with both Lucretia and Mark.
Nice blade, by the way.

Deckhand
05-18-2012, 03:34 PM
I like the amboyna, with the light side down. It continues the effect of the san mai.
Was thinking the same thing before I read this comment. Just cut it to match San Mai.

obtuse
05-18-2012, 03:47 PM
Amboyna

Mike Davis
05-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Ok thanks guys :D Amboyna it is. I have had that piece for about a year, had it spoken for, then they backed out. Using it now...And for that, i think i will go blackwood ferrule.

The Edge
05-18-2012, 07:12 PM
I love the Amboyna, and I think the blackwood will look great with it! Though there is a part of me that loves the combination of Amboyna and a dark piece of Ironwood.

kalaeb
05-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Yup, a vote for amboyna here too.

brainsausage
05-19-2012, 12:20 AM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/md.jpg
If the musk ox ferrule I would use a stainless spacer.
Just my 2 cents.
It will look great whatever you do.

+1

Eamon Burke
05-19-2012, 04:59 PM
I think I remember that exact piece of Amboyna when Mr. Farley had it for sale. Loved it then and now. Use it!

Burl Source
05-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Hey Mike,
It's been a whole day.
Is it done yet?

Mingooch
05-19-2012, 07:52 PM
2tone amboyna, spacer, musk ox would be my choice