BF2020 Knife Slab Choice

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Jul 25, 2020.

BF2020 Slab Choice

Poll closed Jul 26, 2020.
  1. Zircote Wood

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  2. Ebony Wood

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Olive Wood

    11 vote(s)
    6.2%
  4. Maple Burl

    9 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. Amboyna Wood

    44 vote(s)
    24.7%
  6. Birch Maple Wood

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  7. Juniper Wood

    13 vote(s)
    7.3%
  8. Ox Horn

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Ram Horn

    46 vote(s)
    25.8%
  10. Giraffe Bone

    35 vote(s)
    19.7%
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  1. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    Maniago Viper does some amazing Horn WOW! If this is the manufacturer we are using they sure know how to get the most from their horn!



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  2. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Anyone else notice the slotted screws?
     
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  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Good eye. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  4. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    @KellyGlanzer
    Great pics of some beautiful knives. I voted for the rams horn but I think wood will win out unless your pics change some minds. Either way it’s possible Viper will see an increased market and offer replacement scales.
     
  5. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    700
    Nov 8, 2013
    How bout some good ol yellow pine slabs? Its very sustainable, nobodys wants to poach it. The olive wood is probably also very sustainable, other than that I'd assume everything left on the list may be rare or vanishing or used too much :rolleyes:. I voted for some beautiful Giraffe bone.
     
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  6. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    All look to be great choices, but voted ram's horn. Seems right for this knife.
     
  7. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I voted for Ram, but all the options are fine by me!
     
  8. Federico Terra

    Federico Terra

    6
    May 22, 2020
    I am in regardless of the forum decision, my vote went to rams horn.
     
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  9. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    Im a cabinetmaker by trade and something to note. Amboyna Wood is not the same as Amboyna Burl. Amboyna Burl is Beautiful, The plain Wood is ok but not as nice. I'm not sure if thats a typo or not? i would be curious to know which option this is?



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  10. Brent F

    Brent F

    98
    Aug 26, 2017
    Voted for Rams Horn, but like has been stated many times, I don't think that there's bad choice, except possibly the giraffe bone, depending on how it's sourced.
    I'll probably get 2, no matter what the slabs are.
     
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  11. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    For something as small and relatively expensive as knife slabs, I can't imagine that it isn't burl, especially as their other knives appear to be burl. But it's always good to check.
     
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  12. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    I didn't find many but here are some Viper wood images i came across.





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  13. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Mike's post about the options Viper presented listed it as burl.
     
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  14. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    Stabilized Juniper for knife scales would unfortunately lose its beautiful fragrance due to the chemicals used in stabilization.
     
  15. KellyGlanzer

    KellyGlanzer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2005
    Excellent, i missed that. If thats the case then no worries Beautiful. Hopefully it would look like this if it wins:)

    *** I still like Rams Horn though ;) ***




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  16. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I have never seen stabilized juniper used for knives. Juniper is naturally very durable.
     
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  17. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    .......we’re all very lucky, whatever we end up with, there are some gorgeous materials :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    ......never seen a stabilised Juniper handle in m’ life - all stable, all as fragrant as ever ;)

    It’s not just their olfactory qualities, they also have wonderful grain and aesthetics
     
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  19. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I voted for giraffe, would be just as happy with ram’s horn. Ordinarily a cheapskate, I am willing to stand the expense on this one, as it could be a last chance for a self-indulgent splurge.
     
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  20. Nebrasketball

    Nebrasketball Gold Member Gold Member

    164
    May 5, 2019
    I voted and am in for one in whatever handle material.
     
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