Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scales on and rough shaped

It's been a while and I thought I would post up where I got this project too before my head cold turned into some debilitating sinus portal to hell... (ugh)

I decided to go with the Amboyna I had in inventory. So far it is coming to get very well. I'm not sure if I made this again I would pimp it quite as much as this one it. For sure, I prefer 1/16th inch pins to 1/8th. They just look nicer.

On the other hand, bling or no, it looks pretty durable and feels that way too. Once I am back to where I can breath again I hope to shape it up into something a lot more ergonomic. So far it feels nice in the hand even with the squared off scale edges.

I'm trying something a little different on the pommel on this one. I am going to flair it out so it can be gripped further back more securely. We'll see if I can pull it off. Lots of shaping yet to do.

I am thinking I will keep this one. I like it very much. Probably give it a go in the bush after I get it done and have some time to get out of the office. I miss my life. :-)
Take care.

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