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    Wow, those are both great. Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    Really nice work, Mike. I can't decide which one I like better.

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    +1 Very nice!

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    Hey, those are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    Got it done. I decided against the spalted maple for the sasanoha because it was way too light, for that heavier knife. I put on my other Takeda

    http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...5/IMG_0151.jpg
    http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...5/IMG_0144.jpg
    http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...5/IMG_0158.jpg
    http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...5/IMG_0160.jpg

    Where did you get this scale from? http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/mh...-Copy.jpg.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavid View Post
    Hi johndavid, it looks like Spalted Maple Burl for the body and Afzelia for the ferrule (also mentioned in an earlier post).
    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    Thanks Spalted Maple Burl and Afzelia
    In a wa handle there is no scale but rather a block. I'd keep an eye out at one of the wood vendors (BurlSource, Dream Burls, Artisan Woods, etc.) for similar offerings. Each piece can be unique and since this thread is over 5 years old it is unlikely you'll find something identical, although similar looking blocks have come up for sale from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjangula View Post
    Hi johndavid, it looks like Spalted Maple Burl for the body and Afzelia for the ferrule (also mentioned in an earlier post).


    In a wa handle there is no scale but rather a block. I'd keep an eye out at one of the wood vendors (BurlSource, Dream Burls, Artisan Woods, etc.) for similar offerings. Each piece can be unique and since this thread is over 5 years old it is unlikely you'll find something identical, although similar looking blocks have come up for sale from time to time.
    Thanks, will do. I have never made a knife handle before but am considering giving it a shot. Im looking for a belt sander. I'm assuming I need a lathe also?


    Can you clarify the difference between a scale and a burl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavid View Post
    Thanks, will do. I have never made a knife handle before but am considering giving it a shot. Im looking for a belt sander. I'm assuming I need a lathe also?


    Can you clarify the difference between a scale and a burl?
    A lathe isn't necessary.

    A drill press with enough spindle travel to drill a hole as deep as the tang of the knife is really nice to have, but can be pricey. If you don't have one with that capacity, you can always finish drilling the hole with a handheld.

    A combination belt and disc sander is nice to have as well, though you can get by with just a belt sander.

    Scales are the slabs of wood that are riveted or glued to the tang of a Western handled knife to make a handle.

    Burl is a characteristic of wood. It is a rounded knotty growth on a tree, giving an attractive figure when polished. It is usually more expensive than straight grained wood.
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