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110LE Blonde Ebony???

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by sassafrassdogs3, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    Here's my 110LE Blonde Ebony...It should be called 50/50, I believe... I do like the fact that the handles almost match, I would have sent it back otherwise....

    What do ya'll think?? What did you get, let's see your 110LE's....


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  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    love it. a great example, Sir.
     
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  3. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Curious why you would of sent it back?
     
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  4. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    If the handles didn't match I would have...
     
  5. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I love those half and half covers!
     
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  6. KarlG

    KarlG Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Nov 29, 2014
    They are all different. I liked everything about mine, the scales, the steel, the DP.. the fit and finish and went ahead and ordered a second knowing the scales would be different. I really like them both. Here is number 2,
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  7. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
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  8. sassafrassdogs3

    sassafrassdogs3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    It does look like they did a good job matching handes on the ones I've seen....
     
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  9. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Yes, they all have looked great. That all blonde one was the best I've seen.
     
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  10. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    One side mostly blonde with a dark streak, the other side dark with blonde highlights. The edges top and bottom have blonde in them. I like this knife a lot. The nickel silver sets it off and the drop point gives it an impressive feel and look. I'm glad I picked one up.

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  11. farm

    farm Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    275
    May 29, 2019
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  12. farm

    farm Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    275
    May 29, 2019
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  13. Chilebrown

    Chilebrown

    81
    Oct 4, 2017
    I received my knife yesterday and really like it. I was sold after reading about it hear on the Forum. I love the back story. I would of liked the handles to have matched but I am satisfied and plan to proudly add this to my collection. I do have a personnel gripe though. When you look at the last image please notice the gunk on the blade. This is the way I received the knife. Is it too much to ask to have a bright, shiny and clean blade delivered. Luckily it easily wiped off. I have had several other problems with the BOTM and an Ebony Auto. The customer service is top notch and will make sure you are satisfied but I am concerned about quality control and sub standard knives leaving the factory. I still love Buck knives and will probably order the next one.

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  14. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
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  15. Joe58

    Joe58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Not to disparage your knife in any way, as I think it’s a nice one. I’m just trying to get better educated. From what I understand, the “best ebony” is that which is completely jet black with no blond streaks. Is that true?

    Again, no insult intended whatsoever towards your knife. I’m just trying to get a viewpoint solely from the custom maker side of things is all.

    Personally, I like it to show some grain. Looks nicer to me than strictly flat black.
     
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  16. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Traditional thinking is that you are correct 'completely jet black'. Now being more environmentally conscientious is using the entire tree, no matter what the color is.
     
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  17. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    My Blonde was very dirty too ;)
     
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  18. Joe58

    Joe58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Yup, I’d agree. Waste not, want not. No idea how long it takes an ebony tree to mature, but I’m guessing it’s not quick.
     
  19. Der Verminator

    Der Verminator Basic Member Basic Member

    497
    Aug 23, 2019
    No.

    That was just the most popular at one time and the people who harvested it chose it and discarded anything with a lighter shade showing.

    What's most popular now?

    Sounds like blond is having more fun now.

    It's all ebony and it's all the best.

    And we are blessed.
     
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  20. KarlG

    KarlG Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Nov 29, 2014
    pjsir is correct, This is seen in the price of lumbar between select or premium and grade 1, 2 or lower which have streaks of lighter color,

    Here is a pretty simple overview:https://www.lmii.com/blog/2017/10/07/wood-grading/
     
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