I like the top pic. where you shape the tail around the teardrop.
Maybe you could put a slight curve on the top and bottom of the very end of the tail too, almost making the entire tail a teardrop shape like the hole.
That's entirely up to you.
Anything you can do to make the tail look a little bit less boxy is a plus in my eyes.
@petercp4e who was the person again who made that ramshorn knife again?
I was looking for ramshorn but most sources i find only have brownish horn which is not that nice. I'm also unsure if we can find it in 6" length. If not, we could consider making scales with sections similar to the tamahagane razor i did recently
That was a friend in Illinois that has a small knifemaking business : Cocajo Blades.
What about something like that blue fossilized mammoth tooth that you used on a knife a while ago?
It could be another color, depending on what's out there. I remember you saying that it wasn't too hard to find.
Shokwood might be nice too.
I'm open to any and all suggestions, but we both realize that this one has to be special...
I have another idea that I would like to run by you. I don't know if this is too far fetched or not. The razor is all about Alfred's wootz steel. How about crystal clear translucent scales so you can see the blade when the razor is closed, with a red and blue wedge to match the jewels?
Tim, I have a double duck Satin Wedge with clear scales and have never done anything more to them cleaning wise than I do with any other of my razors. I've had the razor for years and the scales look great plus you can easily see the blade through them.
I guess I'm just trying to think outside the box for this razor...hope it doesn't get me in trouble.
Clear high quality acrylic is doable.
However as Tim mentioned, the potential problem is that with time and use, the clear view will look scratch y. Plus water or foam might show around the pivot. And while harmless in itself, be very visible.
I remember you appreciating that colored molar and i have been wanting to try it. I'll see how feasible this is. It'll be an interesting challenge for sure.
I was also thinking frosted or white translucent wouldn't show muck around the pivot or scratches.
Let's see what you can come up with as far as molar...
I'm kinda at a loss here. I want something different that doesn't distract from the beauty of the blade, jewels and gold, but something very cool as well.
I'd certainly be open for suggestions.
They would be very classy indeed, especially if they were hand carved by a friend in a way and style that would embellish the blade. I'm sensing a very meaningful, possible collaborative effort here...
We do have to be careful though. I vividly remember Bruno's daughter and the camel bone funeral.