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Old 05-10-2006, 03:42 PM
Dave Kelly Dave Kelly is offline
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Blackwood Fighter or could be an Ebony Fighter

I've had some unmarked blocks of wood for a number of years and I'm not sure if the wood I used for this handle is African Blackwood or Ebony.

In either case it has a:

5 3/4" pattern welded 1084 / 15N20 blade
Wrought iron guard
Antique finished alloy of copper and zinc spacers
Some kind of black wood handle
11" o.a. length

I was thinking about filing a single flute down the center of the larger antiqued spacer and maybe adding a lanyard hole at the rear bottom of the handle, or recess a thong strap or something in the butt of the handle.

Comments, opinions appreciated.


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