Randy, Pierre and Rick...I blame you guys! So, THANK YOU!
I had a really productive day, in the "shop", today. I profiled out two 150mm pettys and got a handle that is LOOONNNG overdue ready to go, except for finish sanding and drilling/mounting the blade and shipping it back to its rightful owner.
For the petty, I went with a shape that I think is fairly unique, but takes elements of my favourites, and puts the together. These are O1 tool steel, and are on the way to Lloydminster to get HT'd
The handle is stabilized lacewood, coral spacer and African blackwood ferrule. The shape is a half octagon, with a rounded bottom. This baby will be going on Avishar's Carter funayuki that he lent me for a long, long time. I'm glad it's finally coming together. I fixed my disc sander and actually got work done!
Here are the pics, and please, let me know what you think of the petty profile and handle. The Carter ho handle might actually be used for one of them, as a temporary finish so I can use the knife right away (once complete). I kinda like the combo, to tell you the truth. Randy taught me a lot of great tricks, and they sure came in handy today.
Thanks for looking!