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  1. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Wow! Beautiful set. Congrats Tom. :thumbsup::)
     
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  2. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    378
    Jan 6, 2018
    Amazing collection Tommy
     
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  3. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    WOW !!! Like WOW !!!!
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007

    ^ Stolen for teh Instagrams
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    No one asked me but it is my job to answer to almost anything and everything :D I think that you have some of the most scrumptious African Blackwood and the way which you bring it to life is très magnifique (weird, I just made you into a French chef!) but I think that your heart is into this new Osage. Know this: the day when you run outta that ABW of yours, I will be mourning that day!
     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I ran out of that really premo African Blackwood with this project. I've been sitting on the stuff for years and years. I have some more that are smaller pieces that will be suitable for skinners or folders but this was it for the big pieces. My stash of the really good stuff is now exhausted and I can't get it anymore, it isn't available.
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
  8. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    That is one sweet collection of popsicle sticks! Mike
     
  9. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Wow, what a ridiculously good looking bundle there Tommy!
    I found myself craving/thinking of various combos, what I might do, for the next pre-order. Bring it :cool:
     
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm calling dibs as consolation prize. Staking my claim, here and now: post # 8210 ;)
     
  11. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Im with @Casinostocks

    All I heard was, "blah blah, blah, blablablahhhh, Skinner, blah blah."
     
  12. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    283
    Mar 13, 2014
    Beat me to it


    Ditto. Bring back the D2, please! The things I would do for a skinner.
     
  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    They are all beautiful, However here would be my ranking

    1. DEK 1 with Osage Orange, when I look at the markings on the Butt it shows a beautiful streaking that should progress (lengthen) with usage and age
    EDIT: The Osage Orange also has a translucent appearance when viewed at an angle in the sun

    2. The Cocobolo and African Blackwood, I would rate a Push (Although the African Blackwood is also very Streaky)

    The Cocobolo may have the most Unified (both scales have very similar markings or streaking on both sides)

    Tom
     
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  14. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    This was your preorder? EXCITING!

    I like the cocobolo and African blackwood about equally. I do like the osage, but it's a third place for me.
     
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  15. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Wood? African Blackwood, by a mile..
    for me. Gone. Sadly.

    Tri rags ain't too shabby..

    Rushed pic..swedge just landed. So happy.

    Thanks Nathan! And thank you. Jo for the coordinating and all my scale requests..you guys rock.

    These are awesome. Let mum know she did raise a genius...I've yet to see the evil..

    Although, there is that whole Boot Dagger thing...:)

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  16. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
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  17. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I am hoping for African blackwood or cocobolo on mine for sure, although I wouldn't be terribly disappointed with osage. Osage contrasts nicely against the black micarta liners very well.

    I also really love tri-color rag micarta and have a DEK1 and a UF in it. Sadly that's another handle combo going away. :(
     
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  18. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    I dont think you can go wrong. All beautiful. African Blackwood is my #1, the rest would follow in decimals. The OO can be absolutely stellar..like others have stated..almost a candy/translucent quality. All winners, tho'

    I'd have a set of each if I could. @TommyGun56 did it right :thumbsup:
     
  19. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
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  20. Jeff Dickinson

    Jeff Dickinson

    276
    Mar 25, 2018
    I'm not sure if it's the same with knife making, but with wood grain guitars, that process is know as "book-matching". Its an awesome process and allows for (nearly) identical grain for both sides. I hope to own some slabs that nice one day!
     
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