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Wow Gary. That is one wild pattern.

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I got it on ebay.  It's called Arvorin.

I've all of the pieces roughed  out (except the escutcheons).  I decided to go with desert ironwood for the handle. Now to fit the pieces of  the puzzle together.    

It was such a beautiful  morning here today that I got in a little shop time before needing to open my retail shop.  This one is getting far enough along now to start to  take shape:    

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Outstanding mosaic pattern Gary...

Have you given any consideration to maybe a clip point??

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You do some of the most awe inspiring work Gary, which is the norm for you, and greatly appreciated by all I'm sure......B)

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5 hours ago, Gary Mulkey said:

I'm not sure I understand your question.  This  is a clip point blade.

sorry Gary I was looking at a mini fridge massacre pic and I got my pictures mixed up

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Are you thinking ebony or ebonized wood ?

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Iron wood may compliment the pattern nicer , depending on the grain structure........my .02..................B)

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I've all of the pieces roughed  out (except the escutcheons).  I decided to go with desert ironwood for the handle.

Now to fit the pieces of  the puzzle together.

 

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5 hours ago, Ross Vosloo said:

i actually think i prefer the desert iron wood on it. awesome looking blade

Thanks, Ross.  I like the ironwood as well.  I had hesitations from the start about putting the faux ivory on this one.  Normally it's best to go with your feelings when you feel that something isn't right.

I plan on adding some handle  overlays to this one when further along and I believe that the dark ironwood will set them off very well.

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It was such a beautiful  morning here today that I got in a little shop time before needing to open my retail shop.  This one is getting far enough along now to start to  take shape:

 

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Making the cabochons for the handle overlay:

 

1/8" nickel silver:

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silver soldered to a 1/4" brass rod:

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Ground to shape on my 2x72:

 

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Applied to ironwood handle:

 

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Did you remove the rods and inlay them like your usual escutcheons?

It would be nice to leave part of the rod for extra support, but I'm trying to work out how you would get the position of the hole relative to the inlet pocket just right.

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1 hour ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Did you remove the rods and inlay them like your usual escutcheons?

It would be nice to leave part of the rod for extra support, but I'm trying to work out how you would get the position of the hole relative to the inlet pocket just right.

No. These were domed overlays rather than inlays.  I left 1/4" of the rod on the back  of the escutcheon and drilled the handle scales to match.  This gave me more surface area for the glue.

I laid out the hole(s) by tracing both sides of the rod(s) while holding them in place. 

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Dude, !  Yer awakening my ferrophillia !!................Don't stop !!............:D

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