Would shortening the ferrule help? I'm not usually a fan if Mokume bolsters, but I really like how it picks up the warmth of the mammoth ivory.
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you have to figure out a way to make it work because it insanely perfect. its awesome
I'm not an educated man, but it looks to me that if you are to taper the ferrule and perhaps some of the handle a bit of the weight would just go away. It's quite the handsome couple, and that pattern is groovy!
Cut the corners on the handle, i.e. octagonal to lose some of the weight? Really does look great though...
one man gathers what another man spills...
The Mokume is beautiful. Is it blasphemy to suggest maybe attempting to drill/file out the tang opening and replace with a lighter material, leaving the outside as is?
possibly the coolest Damascus pattern I have seen!
DUDE!!! Are you F'n kidding me? My God, Mario, your artistic work is absolutely mind blowing! What an incredible cool looking knife!!!
All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat?'.- Homer Simpson
Somehow this has to work out... its absolutely gorgeous!