Black ash burl puukko

USNGMG2

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I decided to complete this puukko yesterday. Blade is 103mm x 24mm x3.5mm with a 600 grit satin and Scotch Brite finish. This blade was an early attempt prior to getting a vfd and new motor. It is not a rhomboid grind. The handle is black ash burl with ebony, padauk and redheart accents as well as brass bolsters. I had to use a flash for the photos; it is very dark and pouring this morning.

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USNGMG2

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Thanks izafireman and opaul. The burl really came to life when oil sanded with 800-1200 wet or dry sand paper and then rubbed with rottenstone.
 

USNGMG2

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Thank you bladegrinder and Sean. The true character of the wood was revealed when oiled and sanded.
 
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