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Paua Sebenza

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For those who like a bit of color in their lives.
A large, unused, classic Sebenza.
I removed the original inlays and replaced them with New-Zealand Paua abalone inlays separated by rare native copper spacers.
I selected Paua with natural fiery colors.
The outside surface of the handle, as well as the pocket-clip, has been lightly stippled to give a reflective surface.
In the photos one can see the different colors come to the fore in different light conditions and/or angles.
I am open to offers. ;)
Dirk

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If I had known, I will have never send you the measurements :D
Nice job mate.
 
Nice oupa,

How did you get the inlays out? Don't they use Industrial Strength Double Side tape to stick those suckers on?
 
They do, but I cut a slot lengthwise along the middle of the inlay (micarta in this case) and popped them out.
I do not think the tape would ever let go....unless you want it to.
Dirk
 
I really like that stippled finish that would look great on a Damascus blade Sebenza with wood or ivory inlays. Great work!
 
I wanted to mention did you ever think of maybe hand rubbing the screws as they kinda stick out now with that stippled finish it might just be the picture I don't know but that might be something to look into. Either way I still think it looks great! :thumbup:
 
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