Here some finished pics, a little bit dark but the scales looks nice in this illumination!
Here it is with the blade rubbed out. I had several people ask me why I didn't make a mokume pocket clip to go with the backspacer. First, I had no more mokume. Second the mokume I had would have been too thin to make a 3D clip. Third, mokume is very soft and I would have had to make the clip much thicker than the titanium ones or would have easily been bent.Tomorrow, I'll add the final touches.
I'm calling this one "old school". I'm in a bit of a holding pattern waiting for supplies and decided to have some fun. I always liked how the old Micarta looks and this is some OLD stuff. I had it for years in NY and it came to Florida with me. I used it when I first started making fixed blades. Then the sheet was used for a shelf for years inside one of my sandblast cabinets. Now I'm using it again on a knife. The backspacer is Mokume. Not sure whats going to happen to the blade yet . I'm doing a very light orange peel on the frames so they'll be shiny.
I finally got around to cutting some of this up. Something besides carbon fiber...........oh wait!! It really takes a nice orange peel finish so that's what I'm going to do. I'm also raising the inlay to stand up out of the CF onlay just a little. Finished pics tomorrow!!!