Watu - aftermarket scales?

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby bbturbodad » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:30 pm

Wow! They look fantastic! Looks like I might have to login to IG :o
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:22 pm

odomandr wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:07 am
Ok this just pushed me over the edge. I'm getting a watu despite what swmbo says
brj wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 am
Those are awesome *drooling*.
Gotta find some spalted maple for mine
nerdlock wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:40 am
ooooh, those are going to have some nice exotic burled patterns!
C'mon - you know you want to do it :D

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 pm

nerdlock wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:45 am
Those are awesome looking scales, both of them. Maybe it's just me, but I really think that the ethnic design of the Watu really stands out with wooden scales.
Yes, I completely agree with this.
I did a search a while ago on the Watu and Chokwe, trying to get a sense of what the original pattern looks like. Every fixed blade chokwe type knife had wood scale. I am just completing the homage.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:52 pm

^ Very nice!
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:22 pm

^^ yes - very nice. And no holes, like you wanted.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:26 pm

All these are beautiful. That koa is especially cool, with the stripes setting off the geometry of the handle.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:28 pm

Man, my determination to avoid buying a Watu is eroding fast.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:35 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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I showed my wife this picture and she said, "I don't car... Ooohhh!!"

Now she doesn't like the handle on hers. :p

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:50 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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Lovely!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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What kind of wood is that? Love the tone and the figuring.
The solid wood makes the knife look so different from mine (with holes). It's making me consider another set of scales...

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:53 am

foofie wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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What kind of wood is that? Love the tone and the figuring.
The solid wood makes the knife look so different from mine (with holes). It's making me consider another set of scales...
Walnut. I much prefer these scales without holes

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby austrian_spyder_fan » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:21 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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Wow, i love these wood scales whithout holes!
Turns the Watu on my whishlist.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TrifectCustomShop » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:17 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 pm
I'm actually in Morro Bay (where that scale maker is located) right now. I'm considering trying to find him. The town's not that big...
I live in Morro Bay! I would be down meet up so long as social distancing is enforced. My wife and I are expecting so I need to be extra safe!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TrifectCustomShop » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:21 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:53 am
foofie wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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What kind of wood is that? Love the tone and the figuring.


The solid wood makes the knife look so different from mine (with holes). It's making me consider another set of scales...
Walnut. I much prefer these scales without holes
This was a really nice surprise. I was a big fan of the holes until I made @spydergirl88 a set without them! It also leaves room for some inlay work, but I've been hesitant to attempt it because you have to watch out for the backside indexing pins!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TrifectCustomShop » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:22 pm

I really appreciate the positive feedback on my work. As a one man show these are the things that keep me going!

Much appreciation for you all,

Chris

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TrifectCustomShop » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:10 am

IMG_20200825_220854_669_resize_44.jpg
Here are some more examples of figured Koa Watu Scales

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby sal » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:13 am

Hi Chris, (Trifectcustomshop)

Welcome to or forum.

I got your email. Thanx much for the kind words. I couldn't find a direct email address so I thought to respond here. I did go onto your website and you've really got some beautiful stuff. We appreciate your efforts to make our models more eye appealing.

The inlays are are beautiful.

sal

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:16 am

TrifectCustomShop wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:10 am
IMG_20200825_220854_669_resize_44.jpg

Here are some more examples of figured Koa Watu Scales
Simply gorgeous! This is not helping in my quest to resist the Watu... ;)
- Julia

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby sal » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:33 pm

Hi Julia,

I'm sure Chris could inlay a python. Just to make it harder. :p

Hey Chris,

Congratulations to you and the Mrs. The only things that are really new are babies and tomorrow.

sal


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