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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Well, first of all, I have to thank Randy for taking this project on for me. I have been talking about getting a slicer made out of wootz for about 4 years, so it is nice to finally have one. The blade looks badass IMO. Since wootz is an ancient form of steel making (that was a lost art for a couple hundred years), I thought other ancient handle material would be a good fit. And Randy always has amazing handle material just hanging around.

    The blade size is loosely based upon Son's dragon slayer slicer. The profile is a little different, but during his pass around, I was intrigued by how nimble a thin slicer in the 210mm range was.

    I'm thinking of getting a snakeskin sheath for it next.

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    Snake skin or croc sheath sounds awesome!

    Thank you K. for the opportunity to work with a unique and awesome new material. This was a fun project!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Well, first of all, I have to thank Randy for taking this project on for me. I have been talking about getting a slicer made out of wootz for about 4 years, so it is nice to finally have one. The blade looks badass IMO. Since wootz is an ancient form of steel making (that was a lost art for a couple hundred years), I thought other ancient handle material would be a good fit. And Randy always has amazing handle material just hanging around.

    The blade size is loosely based upon Son's dragon slayer slicer. The profile is a little different, but during his pass around, I was intrigued by how nimble a thin slicer in the 210mm range was.

    I'm thinking of getting a snakeskin sheath for it next.

    k.
    I thought I recognized that profile, It is base off an antique Eskiltuna slicer I had. I have always used it as my charcuterie ( sausage) knife.
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    So here is the alligator skin. Next step.

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    SICK!!! Thats awesome brother!

    I added the cutting edge to this today and DAAAAMN! its sharp. Ill send it on tomorrow per your request.

    Thanks K. Its always pleasure working with you.

    Stay sharp my friend
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    I don't post comments like this often, That's one of the best looking knives I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    So here is the alligator skin. Next step.

    k.
    That too is also Awesome!
    Might I suggest using it as a inlay rather then as the structural leather itself. Even if you do a blind inlay so that it looks like it's made only from the alligator skin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Niloc View Post
    That too is also Awesome!
    Might I suggest using it as a inlay rather then as the structural leather itself. Even if you do a blind inlay so that it looks like it's made only from the alligator skin.
    Thats and interesting idea. Thanks. It's got me thinking.

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    Cool piece!
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    Just as a follow up to Colin's comment -- if I understood it correctly. These were a few sheaths that might be some gator inspiration.

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    The top sheath is awesome. There all nice. But the detail and subtle curves and shape of the top one makes it my favorite.

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