Its a lovely bit of wood, subtle and yummy, hope he cuts down some more of the estate soon:D
as they say here in the colonies, hooooo-WEEEEE!
WOW!!!! ....It's always nice to have a bit of history ( if any) and that makes it really special...
I suppose the cylindrical metal bar is called a dowell? Now I understand... finally..
THought of of illegal logging comes to mind .. these days, helicopters are used to transport logs ( special rare hard wood )that has been illegally cut in third world countries..
Look forward to see the polished blade and wood together as a finished item..
This first one finished, only two more to go:D
Pics up in my Gallery here
Thanks G-rat. I have 3 more in total feather blades to make for commission so it looks like I will get allot more practice at this pattern. I had to make a few tweaks to get the balance nice with the damascus fittings as I put this together. It balances on the choil. The ferrule is shorter than my usual but I'm really happy with the look of this one. I love natural looking damascus and think this piece nails that feeling for me. So i'll follow the same process, but i'm sure it will always come out slightly different, making each knife unique.
I'll conclude this WIP as its showed the whole process and update the others to my Gallery as they are finished.:biggrin: