Carter to Martell Conversion
Here is Andrew's 210(?)mm Carter wabocho (?) that's been converted from the stock wa ho wood/plastic ferrule handle to a western style using Hawaiian Koa & African Blackwood ferrule (woods from BurlSource) with a copper spacer & copper mosaic pin.
I took the liberty of rounding the spine, polishing the choil, and sharpening it too. I wanted to push it closer towards Murray's Intl Pro line.....knuck knuck knuck :biggrin:
This was Andrew's idea to go western and he requested koa but otherwise the rest is me. My vision here was to go with something that looked like a cross between wa & western and have a touch of a look that Murray himself might do. I think I got in the ballpark.
The koa, as mentioned before, is the best I've used and it simply can't be photographed. It has metallic flash & movement and lots of depth and tone changes - nice stuff!
So I'll bring this along for you on Sunday Andrew - see you then. :)