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Fit & Finish Fit and Finish = the difference in "good art" and "fine art." Join in, as we discuss the fine art of finish and embellishment.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 PM
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Dymond wood????

It's cheap and got some cool colors??? Quality??? Anybody used it? Opinions?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:27 PM
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As far as quality goes its amazing! It's cheap, works well, doesn't warp, doesn't need to be finished just polish it and go! For the money you can't beat it. You just don't see it used on many knives because its cheap and detracts from the value of the knife. In all reality it's better then most things we use on knives and just as good as stabilized wood. All it is really is a completely stabilized plywood. Some cool colors available too!


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Old 03-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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OK Thanks man.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:11 PM
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It's a good product. Some people don't like the effects of the different colored bands and some of the wild color combinations. I think it got a bad rap when it was used on some low quality knives.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:01 PM
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i was looking at the indigo blue i thought it looked pretty sweet.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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To me, it screams "CHEAP!!" in three different languages.

And yes, I associate it with crap knives out of Pakistan and late night Sales shows.

Theres so much GOOD wood out there for reasonable prices, I can't imagine myself using that stuff on a knife and putting my name on it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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If you like it go for it! I personally do not like it, same as denim micarta, deer antler handles, and anything wrapped in paracord or even knives with skeleton handles.

But that is my taste and opinion only. The beautiful thing is that there are tons of options out there and you can use what you choose. If everybody used the same handle material there would probably be very few knifemakers out there!

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:30 PM
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I have used it! Easy to work, very pretty bit i prefer natural woods.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:51 PM
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I ordered some scales and promptly destroyed the blue set with my drill press Lol.
I have drilled tons of other stuff but it was a bit I normally don't use and it caught after the plunge through and yanked it outta my hand and egg shaped the holes... so they are getting saved for a knife that needs 1/4 inch pins lol
Still got the chestnut set for my kith
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dymond wood

I use to use it a lot but like other things it seems to have gone out of style. I do know that if you use a piece of backup wood when you drill it won't blow out on you.
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Like more solid colors. Have a knife right now that is Diamondwood oak that will look neat.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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yea im betting the chestnut will look pretty good on a darker blade
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I really like Dymond wood its easy to work and pretty...
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Easy to work with, cheap, good for working knives....... but, it's still just plywood.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:31 PM
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No it's not just plywood. Plywood is peeled thicknesses of wood laid with the grain in alternating directions and glued together. Dymondwood is impregnated with resins under heat and pressure and I'm not certain that the grain directions is alternated. The resins completely penetrate the wood.

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