Below : An example of Double Brass Bolsters with a high French polish on
Above : Fancy western style handle with stabilized Box Elder Burl wood,
with two 1/8" black and white spacers with brass/ white/black.
Above, top : Extra fancy handle - with Myrtle Wood and . I use strictly high carbon tool steel that is 1/6th inch thick. Notice my company chop in the butt of the handle. It is composed of 1/4" tube filled with 4 - 1/16th" brass rods inside a square tube of brass, all is filled with red dyed epoxy that is injected. At the center in the middle of those roads at the center is a slice of lions hair piano wire. It is made in 12" sections and sliced. The other rivets are 1/8" brass road glued right through the full-tanged stronger style handle ( steel in the middle and wood on either end ) . Wood is Myrtle Wood then brass sheet, then is black dyed eco-harvested stabilized Red Wood burl, a white/black spacer and lastly the brass bolster. The knife back, heel and the front of the bolster are softened. The edge is razor sharp and of course the steel, is as good a tool steel as there is on the market today. Each unit is personally hardened in shop and drawn to a straw yellow, in an electric oven. I use Macadamia Nut oil to harden. Handle is finished with a combo of Orange/Olive Oil. If you want a handle like this, e-mail me and ask for the
extra fancy handle.
Above Bottom: Madrone wood for handles