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Update...Osage Knife Handle Color Change from Sun Exposure
« on: June 10, 2020, 09:18:52 AM »
Just thought I'd show y'all the color change on an Osage knife handle from just a couple of weeks of Sun exposure.  Pictures are of the same side of the knife.  Top knife was newly made with Osage handle & bottom knife is after 2 weeks of Sun exposure.  I'd never tried to speed up the color change but it did indeed work.  I love the way the grain stands out in the amber color phase.  It will continue to get darker but I won't hurry that along anymore...tippit

« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 05:51:08 PM by tippit »
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Re: Update...Osage Knife Handle Color Change from Sun Exposure
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 10:31:19 AM »
That's one of the reasons I use a lot of Osage for my knives, love the look.  I also like the way Hickory sun ages but it's nowhere near the level of Osage.  Nice looking knife.

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Re: Update...Osage Knife Handle Color Change from Sun Exposure
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 04:52:59 PM »
That’s great! I like it a lot!
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Re: Update...Osage Knife Handle Color Change from Sun Exposure
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 10:32:16 PM »
Thank you for sharing the results of your experiment Doc!

Most-excellent!

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