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Very nice! Love it.  Did you try India ink on the scrolling?    The white is Bone and the solid black is?

I once made a non folding knife out of an old mill bastard file, using the tang end to fasten layers of 

leather with a brass butt and brass hilt for the handle end.  That knife had a marvelous edge.

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The black is buffalo horn and the white is holly; the scroll-work I scratched in and inked with a 'sticky' ink fine roller-ball pen.  I scraped off the ink on the surface of the wood so only the etched-in pattern is left to give a nice sharp edge that won't rub off with use.  I needed to avoid a runny-ink as it would spread along the wood-grain.  finish is danish-oil

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1 hour ago, stuckinthemud said:

I love the blades on opinels but I found the handle on mine (number 6) was too short. Wasn't too difficult to take the knife apart and put back together;  made a fun little weekend project.

I like Opinels, having had several in the last 40 years, but I cannot understand how I can get a better edge  (good enough to dry shave my arm) on my german hatchet than I can on the opinel.

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