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    Yes, Ako has a very similar grain structure to Koto, but it's softer. Quarter sawing exposes the medullary rays and produces that effect, what we like to call fish scale.

    I think you misunderstood me. Of course the top ply is quarter sawn because it has the "fish scale" pattern that indicates it has been quarter sawn. Different wood grains show different patterns when quarter sawn.

    Is the Olive Wood on the handle also Quarter Sawn? Or is there some other reason it has such a cool grain effect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    I think you misunderstood me. Of course the top ply is quarter sawn because it has the "fish scale" pattern that indicates it has been quarter sawn. Different wood grains show different patterns when quarter sawn.

    Is the Olive Wood on the handle also Quarter Sawn? Or is there some other reason it has such a cool grain effect?

    Oh ok, I misunderstood you. Olive wood has a very scattered and random grain pattern, it's just the nature of the wood not the sawing orientation.

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    This is a blade with a typical outer composition, but I used a plain Kevlar fiber to see how it would perform. Compared to ALC or A-C, it feels a bit softer, more dynamic and bouncy because you don't get the extra hardness that comes with having carbon mixed in the weave. It's still a fast blade, a solid OFF, with a medium-low throw and nice control.

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    Composition: Koto / Kevlar / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Kevlar / Koto
    Weight: 90.0g
    Thickness: 5.8mm
    Freq.; 1420 Hz
    Balance: 2.8cm (Low)






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    Beautiful as always!
    You recently made one of the same composition except with Diolen instead of Kevlar; how would you compare them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manto76

    Beautiful as always!
    You recently made one of the same composition except with Diolen instead of Kevlar; how would you compare them?

    These were actually made some time ago, I'm a little behind on my posts. Anyway, they aren't exactly the same because in the Diolen blade I used the heaviest Koto I had, while this one has white Koto which tends to be a little lighter and softer than average. Despite that, this blade is a lot faster, Kevlar is much more elastic than Diolen which feels a bit numb in comparison.

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