We built a knife with a new material last week that was a great deal of trouble, but it turned out nicely. We built a traditional custom chef knife that measure 12″ overall with a 7.5″ blade. The handle is African blackwood w/ a turquoise bolster. The white and black striped bolster is made from crushed turquoise and these scales have 90% real stone. It’s as close to stone as we can get and didn’t want to adhere securely to the green, vulcanized fiber. It took several tries, but we made it work. We used solid brass pins for a traditional feel. Working with new materials is always challenging as you never know what it’s going to do or how it’s going to react. We’re selling this knife, but only in person as to keep some inventory on hand.

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