Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

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Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:41 pm

Using magnification, look for haversian canals (the little dark spots that were blood and nerve vessels in the bone).
Comparison Bone (haversian canals) vs Delrin.JPG
A handy little 45X microscope for about two bucks on eBay (works very well).
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Re: Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

Post by tongueriver » Sun May 19, 2019 4:53 pm

Good info for newbies! ::tu:: BTW, steroid iz speld rong.

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Re: Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

Post by Jeffinn » Sun May 19, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks for re-posting this. I’ve seen it previously and it’s helped me a lot when looking at knife handles.
And I have that exact same microscope, it’s relatively inexpensive and works really well.
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Re: Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun May 19, 2019 8:37 pm

tongueriver wrote:Good info for newbies! ::tu:: BTW, steroid iz speld rong.
::uc:: So it is. A little late for that now, Cal. :lol:
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Re: Handles -- Bone or Delrin®

Post by cudgee » Sun May 19, 2019 11:45 pm

I also use a 40x magnifying glass when sharpening, really useful for seeing progression and grind.

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