Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

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Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by Toejammer » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:12 pm

Building a fixed blade for the grandson, My sister in law scored me a couple of nice sheds. (she's a rancher, so she finds them all the time) Anyway, I need to know if I've got enough straight to use for the hidden tang shown. Or do I need to cut off some tang to make one work ?

The other question is weather or not the shed with the extra small point is even worth using. The point is on the left hand side, which would make it uncomfortable, if not dangerous to wear sheathed. I'm not dead set on using these, but I've never worked antlers before. Any wisdom you could drop would be great !

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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:47 pm

You Could Pinch Some Wood or Leather Between the two Crowns , using Them Both , No What i Mean . ( Like One Against the guard The other as a pommel With An Exotic Wood inbetween . U can do it :D K.C. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Post by Tony_Wood » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:59 am

I agree with KK above.
Except, I would stack wood and leather using only one crown as the pommel.
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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by glennbad » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:04 am

I like the one on the left, along with KC's suggestion. The possibilities for a spacer/filler are many!

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Post by Toejammer » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:23 pm

Thanks !

I was thinking I would probably use one crown w/ rosewood / micarta / brass / liner stacked for the rest of the handle. I just want at least one pin, if not two, for a solid attachment. I don't want it coming apart in his hands. (he's already taken a chainsaw to his knee last year, I don't need to add to the problem)

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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by Toejammer » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:22 pm

Finally figured it out. I was so focused on using the nuts, I totally missed a nice flat run leading up to upper tines. Also, got a scroll saw today, so now the cuts will be nicer. This piece is just lying / mocked up over the full tang, but I think I can drill straight through and use the brass pommel for the end. Though I'm tempted to cut the antler peice in the middle, and go with a brass / linen / brass feature to break it up. Any thoughts ?

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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by Doc B » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:06 pm

That's looking pretty nice!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:04 am

WOW!!! That looks perfect!!! ::drool:: ::tu::
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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by Toejammer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:21 am

Doc B wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:06 pm
That's looking pretty nice!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks ! Sometimes I get lucky :mrgreen:
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Post by Toejammer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:30 am

1967redrider wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:04 am
WOW!!! That looks perfect!!! ::drool:: ::tu::
Thank you ! It's weird how it was there all the time, but I never saw it until today. And like I said, I was obsessed with using the crowns,... and then my brain locked up ::dang::
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Re: Grandson's Graduation knife, need advice !!

Post by Toejammer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:00 pm

Hogged it out and mocked up. It indexes great. Now I've got to decide weather or not to use the pommel, or cut off the extra tang and go with a butt cap. I'm probably going to stack some black / white linen micarta and another brass piece on the guard end, and that should shorten the tang hanging off the butt end. Any ideas ?

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Post by bladecollectorr » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:33 am

Great work. Lucky grandson! I'm sure he will treasure your gift. I have no advice to give except that your thinking before doing approach is the way to go every time.

Proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance. The 6 "P" Rule. You got that covered and it's serving you well.
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