looks fine to me
The solder mark is actually really well placed- so symmetrically it looks intentional. It might bother visiting metalworkers who recognize it as a soldering line, but I think the average viewer would just assume the silver line was a decoration.
Did the copper piping come with the ribbon-wrapped tube effect, or did you add that?
Yeah, the soldermark position is intentionnal, I wanted two separate pieces, rolled in different dirrections to merge in the center. It was also planned that it would completely dissapear when the handle would be electroplated, since the solder material was filed and polished to be flush with the copper (you can't feel it, only see it for now.. )
The ribbon wrap is from me, this tube came in 2 foot diameter roll, so didn't had anything close to a handle shape.. : )
I know it's a bit crude, but I am not equiped with fancy tools, so I came up with a simple but still ok design, that like I said, is very nice to the touch.. I could probably engrave it to add some visual complexity.. : )
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