Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by dancom, May 17, 2020.
Here's a couple of little clip points in 154CM and DymaLux with 4" hand rubbed satin blades.
Oh you did a pair of them! Very cool...and that dymalux does show very nicely *thumbs up*
Nice job Dan. Is the bottom one the Buckskin?
Yes. The bottom one is in Buckskin (Dash 2) and the top (Dash 1) is in Camo Supreme. One thing that is different about DymaLux when compared to Dymondwood is the number of layers. DymaLux has six layers at about 1/32" each, whereas Dymondwood had many, many layers and closer represented growth rings found in natural wood. DymaLux's low layer count is great for matching symmetry, however to bring out the layers and contrasting colours one really needs depth variations in the shape. More curves and notches so to speak. I've asked Marilyn if they can bring in some Cocobolo, Walnut and Rosewood as I think the natural wood tones would work well. Overall I think it's a solid, cost effective product.
I think you're right about the natural wood tones working well. With the thicker layers, you really will need shape as you say. Unfortunately a lot of the handles I do are pretty straightforward. Before Rob brought some in I was going to order some walnut from the US but shipping was way too crazy - hopefully Marilyn will bring in the ones you've suggested.
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