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Hello My father turns 50 in march and I'm going to make a knife for him, but I need advice on the wood and how to finish it. I haven't made many knives, and I'm still learning but I sure am going to make the best knife I have ever made. It's going to be a full tang knife with brass guard, brass butt, mosaik pins (black and brass) with either ziricote or bocote as wood. This post is all about the choice between bocote and ziricote (both unstabilized), which is best combined with the rest of the knife etc. I wan't something that'll give contrast between the shiny, gold looking brass and the
Hi All, This is the most technicality challenging knife to date also probably my nicest. Its done in the old school fashion bolsters front and back with the scales between. This knife is entirely made from Aldo’s 154-CM that would be the central blade as well as the four bolsters. The wood scales are matching Bocote polished to a very high luster. Shaving sharp (I mean it) hardened and triple tempered to a very solid Rockwell 59. Red spacers and brass pins finish it off. A special knife done slowly with a lot of care. The Specifics: Material- All steel is 3/16ths 154-CM Hardness- Rockwe