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  1. May 18, 2012 #1

    Mike Davis

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    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.
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    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...
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    What do you guys think? I personally cannot wait to tear into that koa.....
     
  2. May 18, 2012 #2

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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.
     
  5. May 18, 2012 #5

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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. )
     
  7. May 18, 2012 #7

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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.
     
  9. May 18, 2012 #9

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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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    Was thinking the same thing before I read this comment. Just cut it to match San Mai.
     
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    Ok thanks guys :D Amboyna it is. I have had that piece for about a year, had it spoken for, then they backed out. Using it now...And for that, i think i will go blackwood ferrule.
     
  14. May 18, 2012 #14

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    I love the Amboyna, and I think the blackwood will look great with it! Though there is a part of me that loves the combination of Amboyna and a dark piece of Ironwood.
     
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    Yup, a vote for amboyna here too.
     
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  17. May 19, 2012 #17

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    I think I remember that exact piece of Amboyna when Mr. Farley had it for sale. Loved it then and now. Use it!
     
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    Hey Mike,
    It's been a whole day.
    Is it done yet?
     
  19. May 19, 2012 #19

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    2tone amboyna, spacer, musk ox would be my choice
     

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