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Old 01-11-2007, 12:52 PM
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modern skinner idea...

so guys, i was looking for some opinions on this handle design for my modern skinner. bolsters of carbon fiber, butt of Afzilia Xy-Lay, silver nickel pins (or possibly hidden pins?), S/N thong tube, black liner, possible fileworked spine.



the afzelia Xy-Lay is the same as this knife...


and the carbon fiber is large weave from my neighbor http://www.x-calibergrips.com/cf_eltcf.html

so, what do you think? is the arc in right direction?
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:25 PM
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I like the idea. I think flipping the curve between the bolster and other handle material down to match the curve of the blade might look pretty good. How about black micarta pins?
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:25 PM
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I think it is an awesome idea. Might think about doing the 'hidden' pins for all but one and then doing a really big mossaic. Just my 2cents. I think your design is really nice.


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Old 01-11-2007, 06:35 PM
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Lay a thin brass/red/brass spacer between the carbon and the afzelia, that will help you with the graphite black bleed over when you do your finish maybe, and give it a more positive contrast.....that's just me

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