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Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Bill, Aug 29, 2007.


What Material Would Be Best For Scales

Poll closed Nov 13, 2007.
  1. Desert Ironwood

    3 vote(s)
  2. Kauri

    2 vote(s)
  3. Purple Heart

    2 vote(s)
  4. Yellow Heart

    1 vote(s)
  5. Curly Maple

    3 vote(s)
  6. Ebony

    1 vote(s)
  7. Cocobolo

    4 vote(s)
  8. African Amazique

    0 vote(s)
  9. Asian Cinnamon Burl

    10 vote(s)
  10. Bill's Choice

    22 vote(s)
  1. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Down To The Wire

    I sent the razors off to Paul Bos the day before yesterday for heat treating, so I should have them back in about a week... unless they get lost in the mail.

    They will be an ugly brown/rust color when they get back. Paul, by the way, is one of the premier heat treaters in the U.S.

    When they do get back, I will start on the ShaveDen razor first and get the show on the road. Now I gotta figure out what scales to put on it??????????

    • Purple Heart
    • Yellow Heart
    • Curly Maple
    • Cocobolo
    • Asian Cinnamon
    • African Amazique
    • Kauri
    • ???????????????
  2. jnich67

    jnich67 Member

    Purple Heart is always nice....:drool

    I'm sure whatever you choose will look great though.

  3. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Any of those, or "Tatabu"

    Oh man, this is exciting :drool:drool:drool
  4. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Don't like yellow heart?

    Or, purple heart?

    How 'bout oosic?

  5. mrcleanhead

    mrcleanhead Member

    I've been lusting after the Asian Cinnamon for a looooong time now. So I have to win if you do the scales in that. :D
  6. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    Asian Cinnamon
  7. Will

    Will Nevermind

    Yellow Heart!
    Last thing I need is a jinx. ::ban
  8. Sejanus

    Sejanus New Member


    But really in all honesty any of them would just be out of this world. Dark woods are lovely though...
  9. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Can we see a picture of the Asian Cinnamon?

    It sounds delicious. :D
  10. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Black walnut...but I like the ebony, too. I know it might sound too understated, but the blade should be the show.
  11. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    cinnamon burl scales
  12. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Thanks, Bill!

    I vote for those scales.

    Perhaps you should start a poll, so everyone can vote in an orderly manner. :D

    And then, you can just choose the scales you think will look the best. :rofl
  13. SSLSTudio...

    SSLSTudio... Forum Debugger

    Or get going with the lottery now and whoever wins the razor can have his own preferred scales installed on it that way its a win-win situation .

    The cinnamon looks out of this world.... :drool:drool
  14. Lyrt

    Lyrt Flash

    Ebony or Kauri.
  15. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Real good point and that would probably work. The single drawback would be that the losers may not get as much of a kick out of following the tread as the razor nears completion. I'm mean that way...
    That might be fun... unless I run across something that may look better, but haven't taken a pic of it yet. Let's see what everyone thinks. Only one choice allowed.

    Hey, by the way. I see a star rating for this thread, but only one person voted. And that was probably me. What's up with that?
  16. Bill

    Bill Man of Steel

    Here is the curly maple...

    Here is a little variety...
  17. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    How about Amboyna Burl :drool:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool

    That is some beautiful wood :D
  18. minderasr

    minderasr New Member

    Any one of the three bottom center would be fantastic.



    P.S. I voted Bill's Choice. Can't go wrong there! :D
  19. William

    William New Member

    I had a hunting knife with Desert Iron wood scales; I increased the weight of the knife substantially. Something perhaps to think about? Beautiful looking wood mind you!:rolleyes:
  20. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    I just have to add:

    Sweet Holy Something!!

    Those blades of yours is SOO AMAZING - WOW !!

    And some yellow hear scales on that .. OMG !!


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