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    That looks good whatever it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    O.k., how do I know whether I have the real lignum vitae or the Argentine vera wood? I have bought l.v. twice, and both times the sellers swore it's the real stuff. But what do I know... This is a handle I made from it a while ago from the stash I have. Just made another one that looks very similar. The do produce an oily, yellowish 'dust' when you drill them. I was hesitating to use them, but I have had them for years and don;t think they could get much drier than that.



    Now, I picked up a few pieces from Woodcraft a few weeks ago that supposedly were Argentine l.v., and they were clearly oxidized and bright green on the outside. Haven't sanded them, yet, so I don't know what the inside will look like. But if anybody knows how to reliably tell them apart, please let me know.

    Stefan

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    That looks good whatever it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    O.k., how do I know whether I have the real lignum vitae or the Argentine vera wood? I have bought l.v. twice, and both times the sellers swore it's the real stuff. But what do I know... This is a handle I made from it a while ago from the stash I have. Just made another one that looks very similar. The do produce an oily, yellowish 'dust' when you drill them. I was hesitating to use them, but I have had them for years and don;t think they could get much drier than that.



    Now, I picked up a few pieces from Woodcraft a few weeks ago that supposedly were Argentine l.v., and they were clearly oxidized and bright green on the outside. Haven't sanded them, yet, so I don't know what the inside will look like. But if anybody knows how to reliably tell them apart, please let me know.

    Stefan

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    Two More Handles Finished

    Will be finishing two more tomorrow (Craig and Matt hang tight).

    Arizona Desert Ironwood, Ebony, buffalo and cow horn, N/S spacers. Handles are friction mounted, so they can be removed for blade re-etching or polishing.

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    WOW!! I really need more practice. Beautiful Marko

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    Hard to pick a favorite there.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    The ironwood and cow(?) horn one is crazy nice, not that the other isn't killer as well but damn that ironwood/cow horn combo is really crazy nice....wait I already said that.

    What knife is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    The ironwood and cow(?) horn one is crazy nice, not that the other isn't killer as well but damn that ironwood/cow horn combo is really crazy nice....wait I already said that.

    What knife is that?
    It's one of the last two Marukoyoshi I got. I didn't think the combination of ironwood/cow horn was a good choice, but I took it back as soon as I started shaping the handle.

    M


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    It's one of the last two Marukoyoshi I got. I didn't think the combination of ironwood/cow horn was a good choice...M
    Yeah, you're right...it sucks. Send it to me; I'll throw it in the ocean so no one ever has to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Yeah, you're right...it sucks. Send it to me; I'll throw it in the ocean so no one ever has to see it.
    Please throw it really far and toward the east

    Stefan

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    Hey. I want to throw it out or him!
    I have two great lakes right here to toss it into...
    I'll throw the other one in too, if you'd like.
    09/06

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