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    Need some opinions

    I am making a 270 gyuto in damascus clad san mai. I have some awesome wood and am having an issue picking one. Here is the blade.


    ok here are what i have narrowed down for handle woods, Mark's best ugly koa, Mark's 2 tone amboyna or spalted maple.thinking maybe a musk ox or ivory ferrule...


    What do you guys think? I personally cannot wait to tear into that koa.....

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    I like the amboyna, with the light side down. It continues the effect of the san mai.

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    I agree with Lucretia.
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    amboyna then koa

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    If musk ox ferrule, remember that it will adapt the color of the wood beneath. If you do your Ferrules like marko and harald. )

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    And that will look awesome!

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    If the musk ox ferrule I would use a stainless spacer.
    Just my 2 cents.
    It will look great whatever you do.
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    I agree with all above -- the middle one will be killer.
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    I agree 100% with both Lucretia and Mark.
    Nice blade, by the way.
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