02-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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This one came from across the pond. For an older blade it had some pitting, scratches etc. along with cracked scales.
For a change of pace I designed some bone scales that compliment the shape of the blade. Added triple stacks at the red acrylic wedge end and double stacks at the hinge.
Polishing around the gold wash and etch was a bit nerve wracking but it came out just fine. The spine, shaft and back side of the blade is also polished.

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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 02-07-2013, 09:34 AM
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  • Kavik79
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I've never been a fan of triple stacked washers...I just think they look like they poke out too far. but aside from that personal preference, this one looks great Cool

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 02-07-2013, 10:17 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Mark

Beautiful work on the blade restore Clap

Are the new scales made from real or artificial bone? Regardless, I like the light fleck pattern running through the material.

Plus I do like the red acrylic wedge end detail, nice touch Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 02-07-2013, 10:20 AM
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Very handsome.

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 02-07-2013, 10:29 AM
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Triple stacks I tend to think are nice detail and fills out what otherwise might be a large expanse of scale. Little washers might look lost there. And for how much you're really handling the scales they really don't get in the way.
The scales are genuine Buffalo bone. The little specks you see are a bit of polishing compound in the pores.

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 02-07-2013, 10:39 AM
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Put me down as a fan of the triple stack. I thought it looked nice.

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 02-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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That's a great looking Filarmonica, and the scales now do the blade justice, I've always scratched my head in amazement on how desperately poor the original Filly scales are, great looking razor and a square point one of my favourite looking razors I've seen for sometime.

Jamie

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 02-07-2013, 11:00 AM
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Well as they say, one mans meat is another mans....

Yeah, the old scales were questionable. This is a solid large blade and the old ones didn't do it justice. Even hanging them on the blade , though they are broken, it just didn't seem right as far as quality let alone the tactile sense you get from plastic scales on a large , heavy blade.
It now has a better "feel" to it. I can't explain it but it just has a solid, no nonsense quality to it. Once you'd just hold it ,, it talks to you. If you know what I mean.
Using it,, well ,, it's just something else again!

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 02-07-2013, 11:14 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(02-07-2013, 10:29 AM)mycarver Wrote: The scales are genuine Buffalo bone. The little specks you see are a bit of polishing compound in the pores.

Hi Mark

I'm now thinking those pores will aid the aging of the scales nicely and directly affect their appearance over time...

Take care, Mike

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 02-07-2013, 01:04 PM
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  • oscar11
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Very nice job, beautiful.

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