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PostSubject: Re-Handled a knife   June 26th 2017, 9:09 pm

Got a beautiful knife in trade at rendezvous and decided yesterday evening that it needed a real handle on it. The last antler handle made it look like a kitchen knife.

I found a nice antler in the shop and went to work and made a small brass guard for it. The antler handle fits my hand perfect and feels good now.

Now to figure out a sheath for it. I think I will go with something a little oversized so I can get past the brass guard and allow the knife to have better protection while in the field.


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PostSubject: Re: Re-Handled a knife   June 27th 2017, 12:43 pm

Nice job FG. :rtup
A quality blade is always worth the effort of a good feel.  Can't go wrong with antlers...they'll give you a decent grip is all weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Re-Handled a knife   August 1st 2017, 6:35 am

When using animal horn for knife handles some guys pick an antler with to much curve or arch. This puts your hand at an odd angle when using the knife. You really notice it when skinning your game (usually nicking or cutting the hide because of the angle of the knife). I've tried my best with a odd shaped handle to not damage a hide and most times it will happen.

That's why the knives (old or new for most part use a straighter shaped handle), years of experience. The old Green River knives are a good example (straighter handle and field tested for centuries at meat packing houses across the world).

 

 

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