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    Wonderful Ted!!! Looks amazing.

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    Hello to All,

    The below is my M4 Mule, scaled and sheathed by Mr Stewart Light (picture courtesy of Mr Light) :



    The scales are maroon micarta.

    I needed a no-nonsense tough working blade, and this knife has certainly delivered

    Have fun

    Best regards

    Russ
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    Hi guys and girls,

    here is my lastest mule, 110V in 'Grenadille' wood. Grenadille is an ebony-species and has just a little shrinkage. I hadn't tried this wood, so I had to. Sorry Ted, next time I will combine some epoxy with wood, great idea The wood is hard, deep dark brown with lighter brown striping and takes a great luster when polished. As usual I corbied the wooden slabs and forgot about a tube this time.
    A little accident ocurred when making the slabs. I never had this before with any mule. While clamped in a vise for filing and sanding the steelpart above the spyderhole cracked. It is barely visible in the picture but there. It will hardly effect the performance of the knife and this one is a keeper, so no problem. Although because of this I am doubting the tensile strength of 110v in my blade. This because I never had broken mule in the past and the vise is always there making handleslabs. Nevertheless enjoy the pictures as I will enjoy this mule Cheers, Tomas

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    Ooh, she looks goood!


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    Nice work... interesting about the crack in the 110. Must have been gripped under stress? Probably indicative of very high hardness
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomzz View Post
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    I said to myself "that looks like African Blackwood".
    After I researched it, it IS African Blackwood.
    I have the Wusthof Ikons in Blackwood, and have 5-6 sets of blackwood scales, including two for hidden tang fixed blades, in the workshop.
    Very resinous, and laughs at water.
    NICE, thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTech View Post
    I said to myself "that looks like African Blackwood".
    After I researched it, it IS African Blackwood.
    I have the Wusthof Ikons in Blackwood, and have 5-6 sets of blackwood scales, including two for hidden tang fixed blades, in the workshop.
    Very resinous, and laughs at water.
    NICE, thank you for sharing.
    And... they make clarinets out of it!

    Nicely done, Tomas! I really like the look of the contouring - and the Blackwood is extremely classy.

    TedP

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    Ah, african blackwood and clarinets....cool! I didn' t know that
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    Now I can cut forever......


























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    Now I can cut forever......


























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    Nice work, MadR.
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    Nice, how did you got that mirror-bevel on that M390?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomzz View Post
    Nice, how did you got that mirror-bevel on that M390?
    Hard work & plenty stropping on diamond paste - 500+ strops per side.....


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    Relief bevel of 15 dps with micro-bevel of 18 dps @ 500# Shapton Glass....






















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    Wow, Rookie! Nice work!

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    beautifully done!
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    If you look closely at the first pic, you will see the diffusion where the 500# micro-bevel reflects less mirror.

    But it's a working horse.....right?




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    I'm just finishing up a trio of mules and will have some pics to share soon.

    Are folks liking the K-390 or S110V better so far (understanding limited time)?

    MadRookie: Very impressive working edge . May I ask how you maintain such a consistent angle while stropping? Freehand?!?

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    Hi & welcome to the forum write2dgray.

    I maintain all my knives stropping freehand on leather with 1 poly diamond - guess after so much time muscle memory takes over & it comes naturally.

    The S110V mule is definitely thinner behind the edge than its K390 counterpart - have not used mine as yet - time will tell, although judging by tests from others it looks as if K390 has slightly better edge retention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadRookie View Post
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    The one in the center is awesome. Layerd G10?
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