I don’t own any knives with Moku Ti because it is gauche, tacky trash. There are no pictures for this reason.
I am, as you might know, not a huge fan of embellishments on gear. Those hideous skull pocket clips are not my thing. Giant lanyard beads, no, folks, those aren’t sculpture—they are ugly. And MokuTi, Timascus, and ZircuTi, well they are the worst offenders of the bunch–an “exotic” touch for people that do not understand what “exotic” means or a flash of “artistic expression” for people that love to point out how hard it is to define “art”. These are the same people that think that art being hard to define and relativism being popular in the Academy gives them license to say every human expression, no matter how hideous, is art.
MokuTi (which will stand in for its brothers in crapulence: Timascus and ZircuTi for this article) is ugly. It is not a scarce resource (in fact, it is man made). It is not emblematic of skill, though getting it to express colors correctly might be. It will, like mega-overbuilt folder trend, instantly date your knife. 10 years from now when a piece of from the late 2010s appears at a knife show, with its Jem and the Holograms color scheme, and 1/4″ blade that can’t cut pizza dough, people will look knowingly at it, chuckle and move on.
Sculimbrene is never one to mince words, and in this case I definitely agree with him. Give me a nice fossil mammoth ivory handle any day.View Linked Article