Need some help identifying a handle material

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by crglisson, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    Guys, I'm hoping someone can help me identify the handle material on my ASHBM. This one was purchased for me by a buddy of mine at Blade 2015. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond

    Sep 10, 2007
    Looks similar to lace wood but cooler! Nice score!

    Eta-double liners?
     
  3. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    Thanks Eric. Yep, red and white liners with smooth pins. Sorry about the crappy cell pics...

    I was thinking lace wood too, but I've never seen one that looks similar to this one......
     
  4. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik

    Mar 18, 2003
    Beautiful!!!
     
  5. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    Thanks Tom. When I get back home, I will take some better pics. She's a beast!
     
  6. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    That is surely the "so awesome I forgot I was supposed to help you identify it" kind. I believe derikdesmond is correct, though.

    Those liners make that blade dude. Nice battle mistress.
     
  7. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Two other woods when dyed different colors look like this.....Spalted Ash and Spalted Maple...The softer Spalted material can resemble Lacewood depending on the color and stabilizing. Good looking gift for sure and really like the double liners.
     
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I don't think it's Lacewood. Better pics would definitely help.

    Is this as shipped from Busse, or a re-handle?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
  9. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I held this knife ...... But I forget the material. Josh, Beef or crew should chime in soon to identify.
     
  10. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    The knife is as-purchased from the blade show this year.
     
  11. jsax

    jsax

    221
    Mar 27, 2015
    I'll take it
     
  12. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    End grain maple. Basically spalted maple but cut against the grain instead of with the grain. Really gives a cool effect.

    Garth
     
  13. tbdoc4kids

    tbdoc4kids

    727
    Apr 24, 2012
    That is gorgeous! Nice work Garth! Congratulations OP!
     
  14. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    Thanks Garth! Much appreciated....and thanks for creating an awesome ASHBM!
     
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Thanks for clearing that up Garth! But,

    We still need better pics!!! :D ;)
     
  16. crglisson

    crglisson

    28
    Oct 7, 2013
    No problem Spyder....as soon as I get back home from this business trip, I'll post more (better) pics of this beauty!!
     
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Looking forward to it!
     
  18. AZTimT

    AZTimT The Stripetition Finish Guy

    Oct 15, 2009
    Beautiful!
     
  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    More and more,I'm becoming a fan of the custom shop stabilized wood handles. They're pretty cool looking.
     
  20. stricknine

    stricknine

    Nov 12, 2008
    Busse does beeeutiful custom wood scales!!!
     

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