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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    huh?? mammoth ivory(natural white color spacer) is too busy?? I guess you prefer metal spacer more..... I'm little too old for shiny spacer Happy custom your yanagiba handle!!
    I think he might have thought you meant mammoth tooth, which is pretty busy lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton View Post
    Also thinking of sandwich between all black blackwood cap and ferrule with nickel spacers...
    I like the idea of matching one of the colors in the Malaysian Blackwood and a thin metal spacer. My taste would matching it up with the African Blackwood like you mentioned and copper spacers. Maybe even a piece of hammered copper on the front of the ferrule like Butch does.
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    It may just end up with Butch ....

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    Now come the decision of what to pair it with... it's like naming a child...?
    I put it with amboyna...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I like the idea of matching one of the colors in the Malaysian Blackwood and a thin metal spacer. My taste would matching it up with the African Blackwood like you mentioned and copper spacers. Maybe even a piece of hammered copper on the front of the ferrule like Butch does.
    That's a nice looking match. If you work with african blackwood though - one word of caution - it dulls everything. It is incredibly dense and heavy. I'm making a handle out of it right now and it's amazing stuff. It polishes to a ridiculous level and looks great once it's been finished but it shakes off 80 grit sand paper like it's a tomato facing a knife blank that hasn't ever been ground or sharpened.

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