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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, clear scales.!
    That young man has talent and vision.
    Only customs I have are the ones I made but once I'm back on my feet he will get an order from me!
     
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  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    There's no suitable material that is clear and what's under the grip isn't generally etched because it isn't seen. You use epoxy and often a liner material that would hide the tang.

    I'm sure that Samuel would take it as a challenge and make one for anyone that wanted a clear scale, but he'd caution you that the idea is likely to be impractical and that you'd need to provide the material and prepay if you wanted to risk it.

    Good damascus calls for a high quality natural scale material such as ivory, white lip mother of pearl, black lip pearl, ebony, blackwood, fine stag, or marble carbon fiber, timascus, or Westinghouse ivory micarta (used to be common, but now precious).

    I'm trying to find a suitable ivory slab for the scales for this one.
     
  3. CapnMac

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    Oh, utterly so. The scales would want a mechanical fastening, like a Chicago screw or the like.
    Probably need to be lucite or something similar so both sides could be polished down to 2800 or 3600 grit or so.
    However, a gem in mosaic, starburst, or a similar Damascus, would display incredibly well.

    Which would veer this off on the tangent of whether an unused blade--one only for admiration--is actually a blade with value.
     
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Any usable blade has value as a knife, kinda like rights.;)
     
  5. Jesse Heywood

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    I'm wondering what the knife would look like without scales, but with a thicker tang contoured for gripping. Or would it be too much for the eyes?

    HSO, I'm hoping to see your blade finished. :thumbup:
     
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