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  • #31
    Update from the weekend - Sanding is almost complete, I think I'll take it to a 2000 grit satin finish.

    Am tossing up between the antler handle and wood - What are peoples thoughts?

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    • #32
      Hard to say as wood can be made symmetrical and the exact size but antler is a classic look.
      The only way to make antler shaped near-exact like wood would be to cut scales as Dan does from a big enough antler, but that really calls for the full tang.

      It got me going to do the cuts on mine from Herne and managed to get a natural finger guard if I can get the angle without grinding it off.
      It would end up with a nice curve and a slight side curve.
      It may look a bit different, but man, it seems to fit the right hand nice.

      Have to look for a narrowing or half tang blade to suit.

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      • #33
        Looks great Ernk.
        Antler all the way. Then make another one with wood lol
        Go hard or Go home.

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        • #34
          Update - I am waiting on some more antler and the previous piece has had a (cough cough) accident. I also decided to bugger up the perfectly good guard I had made - That too has now been repaired
          So all is looking great, I started on the sheath today - I had originally wanted to incorporate a shell case into the wooden handle, but that isnt going to be possible with the antler so I decided to use one on the sheath.

          You have no idea the bugerising around involved to turn a case head into a snap clip... I tried everything, brazed flared brass tube, flared brass tube. I was about to admit defeat and use epoxy when I decided to try a 3mm SS bolt.

          The head almost (not really) looks like a primer - all works, ready to be put together



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          • #35
            Finally finished the big bad Bowie

            Still needs a light sand and a coat of wax, but otherwise she is good to go.

            Just to prove I can multitask, knocked up a little axe this afternoon to go with her
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            • #36
              Got a great score to add to my antler collection.
              2 much bigger ones that come from Rusa country, the Gong, unless they are Reds.
              By the blokes description, I thought they had gone White but there is some colour.
              It's closer to Black than the Fallow Brown.
              They have big straight sections that could easily make the scale type handles like Dan does.
              Big enough for any sized knife.
              The carbon helmet sort of shows the size.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by magoo View Post
                Got a great score to add to my antler collection.
                2 much bigger ones that come from Rusa country, the Gong, unless they are Reds.
                By the blokes description, I thought they had gone White but there is some colour.
                It's closer to Black than the Fallow Brown.
                They have big straight sections that could easily make the scale type handles like Dan does.
                Big enough for any sized knife.
                The carbon helmet sort of shows the size.
                They look great Magoo

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                • #38
                  I'm just finalising the box on this bugger. Trying to figure out how to incorporate a hidden magnetic lock (for shits and giggles)...

                  I'm thinking a pin through the lid that hits a hole in a bronze plate to latch, retracts with a magnet held at the back...??????

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                  • #39
                    I’ve posted this before, but I’ll show it off again.
                    one I had made for the wife, A8 tool steel and a red stag antler.
                    Not suitable for mature audiences

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by several View Post
                      I’ve posted this before, but I’ll show it off again.
                      one I had made for the wife, A8 tool steel and a red stag antler.
                      Very nice Sev

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                      • #41
                        Except for the logo on the box - Done and done!

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                        • MrCarbine
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                          Let’s just say it looks grave.

                      • #42
                        Well all, this is the last post for this knife - She has moved onto its new owner... It will probably be the last fully hand made one for a while - Stepping things up now with a newly acquired grinder

                        More to come...


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                        • #43
                          Now that's a knife
                          looks great Ernk
                          Go hard or Go home.

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                          • #44
                            Did you sell it, or gift it to someone special?

                            My scope rings box is a bit like that, made by real old school raily tradies.
                            Could be 100 years old or so as it would have housed a steam engine gauge or instrument of some kind.

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