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Old 08-12-2015, 01:19 PM
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Help me choose a handle material.....

Hey guys so I'm working on a project for another auction. Its for a beefmaster cattle organization my stepdad is in, I believe its called the Lone Star Beefmaster Breeders organization or something like that. If I can get it done, they want a symbol burnt into the handle for the auction. My question for everyone here is what wood would look good with a star burnt into it. Its also going to have copper/stainless combination mosaic pins in the handle. Any input y'all can give me is much appreciated. In the picture it's the larger knife on bottom.
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:48 PM
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My $.02 - you gotta go with Cow Bone! Burns decently, and goes along with your theme.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:20 PM
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Maple is usually the wood of choice when it comes to heat coloring, wire inlay, or burning patterns ...


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Old 08-12-2015, 06:27 PM
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You ever saw beefwood. Looks like a steak. Neat stuff. Don't know how it would take to branding though. Some woods are real sensitive to that kind of thing.
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Hey guys so I'm working on a project for another auction. Its for a beefmaster cattle organization my stepdad is in, I believe its called the Lone Star Beefmaster Breeders organization or something like that. If I can get it done, they want a symbol burnt into the handle for the auction. My question for everyone here is what wood would look good with a star burnt into it. Its also going to have copper/stainless combination mosaic pins in the handle. Any input y'all can give me is much appreciated. In the picture it's the larger knife on bottom.
Lonestar cattle company , has to be Texas Mesquite !!!
Will brand nicely , but I would maybe opt for a laser etch , be a nice sharp looking burn


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Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm gonna go with the mesquite since I have some pins that go really nicely with it.


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Great choice! Can't wait to see pictures!


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Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm gonna go with the mesquite since I have some pins that go really nicely with it.
Excellent choice !!


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