03-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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Polished the blade, made up some scales in Lacewood. The wedge is dyed Giraffe bone.

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 03-14-2013, 10:32 AM
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Hi Mark

The shape of the scales, along with the use of the Lacewood, has me thinking "serpent". I like it Thumbsup

The dyed Giraffe bone wedge fits in nicely with the overall look of the razor and the blade cleaned up nicely Clap

Take care, Mike

Edit: Fixed grammar.

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 03-14-2013, 10:45 AM
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Very elegant ... I like the textured pattern of the scales.

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 03-14-2013, 11:09 AM
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That is really beautiful wood! I didn't even think of a snake pattern in the wood and shape of the scales but when Mike mentioned it, it is very easy to spot. Awesome work!

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 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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That's funny. When I was refining the design of these scales, and knowing the pattern of the wood I kept referring to it as a stylized fish. You can almost make out a face at the wedge end with the washer being the eye. Had I kept the bottom line of the scales straight, it wouldn't have happened.

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 03-14-2013, 12:32 PM
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(03-14-2013, 11:56 AM)mycarver Wrote: That's funny. When I was refining the design of these scales, and knowing the pattern of the wood I kept referring to it as a stylized fish. You can almost make out a face at the wedge end with the washer being the eye. Had I kept the bottom line of the scales straight, it wouldn't have happened.

Hi Mark

I can also see that, Sardine like... either way the shape and material of the scales give it a "living" quality...

Take care, Mike

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 03-14-2013, 08:26 PM
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Man, that is a beautiful razor!

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 03-14-2013, 09:18 PM
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@ Celistino.
In this case as far as scale design went the client had a rough sketch. I refined it, sized it and added a twist to it. The wood just added to the overall effect for a complete package.
It's easy enough to grab some wild wood, whip up some scales and call it done. I think it takes more than that. Most will OOH and AHH over some funky wood,but that shouldn't be where it ends. Let alone begins.
Just my opinion.

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