40 euro/100g. Is that good enuff?I'm not sure what you all have been smoking. The spacer is monstrous and the butt is an abomination! uke: That said, I'm sure there is a niche market for something like that. Why don't you make the entire handle out of a small unfinished log?
My thoughts as well. The front part of the handle does not match the blade and end of the handle. If it were a little more rustic it would work better for my tastes.The thing that bothers me is that the end of handle is so rough and brutal but the rest is shines up and polished... Doesnt fit together.
i bet it's like the cigars that have uncut ends: you only notice it until you actually use the thing as intended. that said, i would really need to try it out for myself to give it a proper critique, so who should i send my address to?I think the natural end is a cool idea but the end result doesn't work so well for me. It gives me the feeling that the end of the handle broke off - my eye or my mind is still expecting to see a finished end to the handle.
I think a sand blasted live edge looks really nice and would give a more finished look to the handle without taking away from the intent of the design. I might have saved the mammoth Ivory as a butt cap or similar on another knife. Both are really great on their own but I think they distract from one another. But having said all that I really do like the handle and big kudos for stretching yourself and trying new things with top quality materials, it takes guts to do. Personally I wouldn't do the common burl and horn handles anymore - no matter how well I might execute it, it would look like every other well made handle out there. yours is distinct.I think it is absolutely gorgeous, with that said I think if you sandblasted the back a little to round off the sharp points a little and clean out the valleys it will make the knife easier to clean and a lot safer in the kitchen. harder to clean pointy and jagged then smooth and rounded. i love the look and concept.
My thoughts as well.I think the natural end is a cool idea but the end result doesn't work so well for me. It gives me the feeling that the end of the handle broke off - my eye or my mind is still expecting to see a finished end to the handle.