The Martell mark to me looks deeper and bolder but fuzzier. The #3 mark looks the best so far though.
Would you get a better match with black paper micarta instead of the linen micarta?
"Experience" is what you get when you don't get what you want.
It's canvas that I'm using now and yeah Pierre actually suggested switching to paper or linen to hide the pin better. I'm somewhat partial to the carbon fiber (esque) look of the canvas though.
really nice work dave. I like #2 a lot. I can not wait to hear how the perform.
I agree on the ebony bolster. The amount needed is inexpensive and has all of the qualities desirable in this application.
I have not had any problems with it in handles.
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
Why is ebony a cursed wood?