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    Marko Tsourkan's Avatar
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    It's a hard call for me. For aesthetic reasons, I prefer Tru-Oil over Poly. For practical reasons, Poly offers more protection. I am going to look into the two finishes a little more, list all cons and pros (maybe even two samples) and have you guys decide one or the other.

    Got some really nice walnut for bases and strops and for a few boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    I will defer to Marko on the choice of finish. You can make mine last, no rush.
    +1

    I want the "new" logo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    +1

    I want the "new" logo!
    I'll wait for the new logo too.

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    I placed an order today for two logo heads: a larger one (boards) and smaller one (strops, magnetic strips, counter-top stands, etc). Production time is 2 weeks plus shipping time. The company is located in California, so I shouldn't expect them before 3 weeks time.

    I got most of the supplies, so I can start making things soon.

    I like the walnut I got today. Bases will be 1.25" tall, so there will be plenty to show.


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    No preference on makers mark for me. Feel free to do what works for you. I know who made it. Sooner it's ready the better! (First strop, new to this, eager to learn, etc.)

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    No problem. I need to burn a maker's mark before I start finishing process, but I will make all strops as a group, so once I am done with woodworking part, those strops with old maker's mark, will go into finishing stage, and will be delivered faster, while the others will wait for new branding heads to arrive, and then go into finishing stage. I need about 5 days to put 4-5 coats of finish.

    I will use this thread to post pictures of work in progress.

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    Here is the new logo (upgrade over Marko Designs). These heads are quite expensive, so I would like to ask for your opinion, before I authorize the production. Thank you.

    TSOURKAN KNIVES 41540.pdf


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    Clean, classy, looks like a store logo on Madison Avenue.
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    It's all I know, I lived in NYC for most of my time in the US, and though I live in Westchester now, my heart is still in NYC. Will move back there in a hart beat, though in Brooklyn.

    As for classiness, I have an appreciation for well made things and try to imitate it. The roots of this probably stem from Germany though. When I lived there in the early 90s, I worked with a older German guy named Alfred. He told me once, if you do something, do it well, otherwise, why bother. That stuck with me for all these years.

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    You might want to think about moving the logo portion a bit to the left. It looks pretty close to the print. If you don't get a really clean edge they might bleed together a little. Just a thought.
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