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Osage is the new Black, er...Bog Oak...

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Southern Gent, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
    Nice score on that Esquire!
     
  2. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
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  3. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Oh Serg!
     
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  4. Tekton

    Tekton Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 8, 2015
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  5. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Tek & Sergio
    yall have the best knives:thumbsup:
     
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  6. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Handyman - my first snag on a Fiddleback Friday a week ago.

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  7. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Heck of a first! Congrats! What's the steel thickness on it?
     
  9. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Thanks, I'm very happy with it. It's 3/32 A2, SFT.
     
  10. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Perfection! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Agree
     
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  12. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Excellent job on the first snag. Beautiful blade.
     
  13. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Thanks.

    So, I found Thoughts on different woods for handle scales where Andy explains how he finishes scales. I understand osage will darken over time, especially with UV exposure, and there's really no getting around that, but is there a recommended regimen for maintaining osage handles, anything folks have found that works better at preserving the wood and its beauty?
     
  14. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I think the consensus you'll get from this group is that they love how Osage ages - to the point that they'd let em soak up UV rays 24x7 if they could. :) Being of the order of Bog Oak bellied Sneetches I'll often kid around with the Osage bellied Sneetches that Osage will darken to become Bog Oak in 5,000 years or so.

    Anyway, not sure if you're asking about general preservation or if you're asking about slowing the Osage darkening process. This has always been a good source for general maintenance if you haven't found this one. It took me a while because maintenance is slightly misspelled in the title and I couldn't find my bookmark.
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...-optimization-and-improvement-thread.1254062/

    Hope that helps.
     
  15. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    i had to knock the dust off this one & clip it to my front pocket tonight
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  16. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Damn Phillip!

    Robbie, I agree with what Warrior said. Most of us love how osage ages with time. Look through the threads and you'll see many pics that provide good examples. I have no idea how to prevent this, but I use Howard's Feed and Wax on my wood scales. You can get it at Lowe's.
     
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  17. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Warrior, thanks for the link to that maintenance post! There's a lot of great information there and in other posts it links to. That is a fantastic resource.

    Phillip, that's beautiful!

    Luca, yeah, I'm not going to even attempt to fight the color change. I just wondered about general preventative maintenance of wood and if there was anything unique to osage. I think I only have one other knife with wooden scales (walnut). I've used a beeswax & orange oil product on that one, but it's not nearly as nice as my Fiddleback. I thought I'd try to start off right with it from the very beginning.
     
  18. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks,

    the Howards Feed-N-Wax we use is beeswax & orange oil
     
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  19. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Check out this little Osage gem I got at Bladeshow from the esteemed Carl Rechsteiner @crex

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  20. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
    I was able to handle that one at Carl's table, Andy. Outstanding blade! It really made me appreciate his work that much more.
     

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