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10000 year old handle.

Discussion in 'Handiwork Display' started by MattS, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    It has been almost 4 years since I have had the time to pimp a knife. I had a bunch of mammoth ivory scraps I was trying to figure out what to do with. I sanded them flat and epoxied them together to make a ferrule for my Sukenari:

    Mammoth Ivory ferrule (10000 years old), bog oak body (5000 years old) with a black palm saya (because I had some extra:)


    Close up of the handle (actually not sure I like the stacked ivory, but at least it was put to good use):

  2. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    I like the look -- it breaks up the typical look of a solid single piece, adding a little more interest.
  3. Dave Martell

    Dave Martell Professional Craftsman Founding Member

  4. The saya looks very nice also. Which wood is it?
  5. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  6. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    The wood for the saya is black palm.
  7. That's a very good looking handle and says combo, I like it.
  8. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  9. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Great idea. I would not have liked combining different materials for the ferrule like that, but different shades of the same one works great IMHO.

  10. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    I agree. I think the main thing I don't like it the more white piece of ivory. It was all the same color when I put them together, but when I sanded through that one white piece came out. Go figure...even 10000 year old natural pieces cause issues.
  11. Congratulations, handle is very beautiful and saya is stunning!
    Is palm wood stabilized?

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