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    Black, to be paired with kurouchi finished blades...

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    White

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    +1 on tie dying some of them.

    Also, Son has a good idea to do dark red/black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCSweede View Post
    I personally love the Blue - Some pieces make me think of some of Van Gogh's work.
    I too often think of van Gogh when I see blue handles like those pictured above.

    Not sure I would ever put any of this on a knife of my own, but I like seeing it. In addition to blue, white sounds interesting, as well as red.

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    White is not dye. It is paint. Just teasing. If I bleached the wood it would break down the wood fibers too much with the time it would take to bleach all the way through.
    I was thinking about red. I'll just tell them to leave it in the dye vat for a long time so it doesn't look pink.
    I will have to ask about double dyeing maple. It works good on box elder which is also in the acer family but is a much softer wood.
    I plan on doing some orange as well. Turns out kind of like hunter orange on maple.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    +1 on tie dying some of them.
    I can get the tie dye look if there is some natural red/orange color near the heart of the burl. That portion will usually resist the dye for the tie dye look.
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    so paint them white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    so paint them white.
    I will send you some white paint so you can try it out on your Red wood.
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    Black and blue! Although orange sounds coolt too...

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    The blue looks psychedelic, but I'd never want it as a wa on a Japanese blade. Only possibly as a western on a crazy damascus blade or something, Itou-style.

    Keep it natural. This is Canada's national tree, and if you ever travelled there with defaced maple you might be subject to arrest under federal law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I will send you some white paint so you can try it out on your Red wood.
    you have no vision.

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