- Nov 15, 2001
that was my plan, but If this is common I didn't want to waste there time, or mine. The couple videos I've seen the finish seemed quite nicely done.
lambertiana, you sound very knowledgeable about knife scales, does oak stain very easily and darken with use over time. I have a knife with oak scales that seems to stain with use and carry.You will find that, like cocobolo, african blackwood often darkens significantly over time. If it gets regular carry and use, in a few years it may well be as black as the ebony. And really high quality african blackwood that is pitch black often has a purplish cast.
lambertiana, you sound very knowledgeable about knife scales, does oak stain very easily and darken with use over time. I have a knife with oak scales that seems to stain with use and carry.
Thanks very much.. Have a good week.I don't have any personal experience with oak so I can't say for sure. Since oak has large open grain and no significant natural oils, I would imagine that it would pick up stains and darken quite easily. If it is stabilized it would probably not do this.
My first 97,hopefully not my last I have been admiring all the 97's posted here and elsewhere. I like the looks of the full flat grind a bit better than the saber, so when this came up on the exchange I was like . To be honest though even though it was a good deal IMO, I hesitated because my truck needed attention. Turns out it was as bad as i thought and a 37 dollar pitman arm and couple hours of doing the work myself saved some coin. Then I thought "Its probably been snatched up by now, GEC usually doesn't set long on the exchange" but I told myself if it was still available it was meant to be mine. Well thanks to everyone who passed up this one it was meant for me anyways
Also thanks to black mamba , one, for putting it up for sale,and two, for making the deal easy and smooth, and was willing to wait until I had the funds tranfered to the prepaid card I use. Top notch experience