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    Poly Handle Material

    Thought I'd try something different and got some poly handle material. What do you think?
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    You going Wa?

    I looked at some similar material for a clean white handle, nickle spacers, etc on a Yani. Was not sure how it would grip. Seems like it would be very well suited as spacer or ferrule material.
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    I used to be very anti -anything synthetic, but I've definitely changed my mind. I like to see some crazy color and materials mixed together. You never know what will make a winning combination.
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    Looks interesting. I wonder how the weight, feel and balance are.
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    I'd use them on wa or western but I think wa would look better.

    I was thinking of whole handles made from them vs just spacers although cutoffs will get used for spacers for sure.

    The weight is pretty much the same as wood.

    The feel when finished is the unknown. They'll certainly polish up but will they be slippery?

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    SWEET!

    Please put me down for a sweet Martell gyuto that looks like this:
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    (j/k -- I think it's a great option)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    SWEET!

    Please put me down for a sweet Martell gyuto that looks like this:
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    Hahahahahahaha

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    I don't know… Dave you'd better send them all to me and get some real stuff
    I've been using artificial horn (which is basically just some sort of plastic) and it looks and feels VERY similar to real horn. I'm not sure there will be many people who could tell them apart on first sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    I don't know… Dave you'd better send them all to me and get some real stuff
    I've been using artificial horn (which is basically just some sort of plastic) and it looks and feels VERY similar to real horn. I'm not sure there will be many people who could tell them apart on first sight.

    I bought some of that faux horn stuff as well. I'm eager to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    I bought some of that faux horn stuff as well. I'm eager to try it out.
    but does it smell as awful as real horn when you're working with it?
    Ahhhhh, that burnt hair smell.
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