Knife Handles

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Project by kb9jlo posted 01-22-2015 08:07 PM 942 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some knife handles I made – more son-in-law gifts. I have four daughters!!
I was trying to make ‘heirlooms’ as gifts for Christmas 2014.
The walnut is also an ‘heirloom’ coming from my father-in-law who passed Christmas 2000.

I made the sheaths as well. They were Tandy kits. Stitching leather is kinda’ fun!

-- Dan -- KB9JLO <><

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#1 posted 01-23-2015 07:33 AM

Lotsa rivets. I like it and the sheath too…...................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 06:50 PM

Thanks Mike. They’re not really rivets. Just brass rod driven through when you epoxy the handles on. Seems like the rivets/screws they sell for this are terribly expensive for what they do.
And I’ll tell you what—those knife blades are DARN HARD. You have to size the brass rod right cause you can’t drill through that knife blank.
Knives are fun to make. And I do like working with the leather as well—don’t want another hobby—- but a little leather working skill is not a bad addition to the woodworking skills. In some ways they’re similar. Natural materials, cutting, sanding, gluing, burnishing, finishing. And when I modified one sheath by cutting it down for a shorter knife, I even drilled the lacing holes. Worked like a charm.

-- Dan -- KB9JLO <><

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