The is the Jayaruh #26. It is a custom handle made from bird's eye maple made for Martin of Denmark. The handle measures approximately 66 mm. In the first picture is the raw board (3/4 x 8 inches) and then a close up of the grain. I cut a strip 1.5 inches wide then two pieces 2.5 inches long. I glued them together to make a square blank. I cut the corners off to make a octagonal blank. After that I began to shape it with a sanding cylinder. It is stained with a dark walnut finish. I dry fitted a 24 mm silvertip badger just for the photo. It will eventually take a 24 mm synthetic or 24 mm boar. The last four pictures are just glamour pictures.
|Branded JR 26|
|Dry fit with 24 mm silvertip knot.|
The 24 mm boar and 24 mm synthetic knots arrived today. I did a dry fitting. In the second picture, I added a quarter to increase the loft by 2 mm.
Update: November 13, 2015
|#26 arrives in Denmark.|
|#26 begins defunk process.|