I really like wood, I think more than 50% of my knives have a wooden handle.
But rightly or wrongly, I feel that a barlow is more attractive with a bone handle....
Will, you had me at horsecut jigged bone!Since this is all non-binding, meaning it could all get overturned and GEC could put whatever they like on it- faux wood in plastic But let's keep the tempo upbeat and the bar high: if only they could do Horsecut Jigged Bone again then they'd out do themselves
Dreams are on and free, nightmares may follow
Absolutely, white bone with ebony would be perfect to put up in collectionI would be perfectly happy with sawcut bone. The more opinions come out though I am getting more on board with smooth white bone. Having an ebony and ivory pair of 86's just seems super classy and timeless.
All kidding aside, That Bolster that Bill has proposed to us is very special!!
And, it takes a lot of effort to forge!! A form must be sculpted, then cast. then the resulting forming die must be tempered, then re-inforced with a cage/ring of steel to stand the pressure of forging. Then precision slugs of metal must be cut for forging! Too big, and you blow up the forming die!!
It's quite a process!!
I didn't realize that. I love the bolster and am rather excited about the fluted/top and bottom lined/pinched combo. I'll retract my bolster stamp desire because these finishings seen worth it and give wanted to see them on a barlow for a while.
Preferences Ivory/white (Sawcut or not) Bone and copperhead sawcut as a 2nd choice still stand.