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    I need help from you guys - Please?

    You would think with me having a lot of handle material to choose from it would be easy to select a piece to go on the blade that Mike Davis made for me. Well, it's not. My brain has gone into overload and I keep changing my mind.

    So.... I thought if I posted photos of blocks that I thought went good with the blade, maybe you guys would be willing to make the choice for me. .......please?

    This is a photo of the blade. I wanted to use something that would go well with the storm cloud looking hamon on the blade, or maybe not. Mike went all out on this blade and I wanted to be sure the handle I make would do it justice.



    These are just from the blocks I cleaned up this afternoon. Tomorrow there will be a few more that I haven't finished cleaning up yet.

    This first photo shows a piece of the secret Martian Burl that Eamon told you about. Second is a piece of blue koa that is more like a bicycle reflector than a piece of wood. Move it side to side and it changes from light to dark. Back and forth and it changes blue to purple. Doesn't match but looks cool. Last, some blue Redwood.


    Tomorrow I will post photos of the others I am considering.
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    So far I vote for the secret Martian Burl

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    #3.

    On second thought, Mike may be right. Change to #1.
    Last edited by ecchef; 10-22-2011 at 09:29 PM. Reason: waffeling.
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    3 for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhenry View Post
    So far I vote for the secret Martian Burl
    #1 is really maple burl. I was messing with Eamon because of a previous comment. The light portions were red when I sent it to be dyed. That part resisted the dye and the other part did weird stuff.
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    None of the above.

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    You want clouds, #3 is the obvious choice. Otherwise some regular rewood burl.
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    If I had to choose one of those, I'd go with #3. Otherwise, I'd go with something natural-looking and dark but that's just pretty much what I say for every knife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    If I had to choose one of those, I'd go with #3. Otherwise, I'd go with something natural-looking and dark but that's just pretty much what I say for every knife...
    ^^^

    This, although I have the perfect knife in mind for #1 so if you decide you don't want to use it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    You want clouds, #3 is the obvious choice. .
    My thought as well....#3

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