Because this Antler Handled Carving Knife’s antler was put on with the base end first, it required a little different technique. It seems the base is bone and is harder. It did not soften like a cut end that exposes the softer insides. To get around this I drilled a hole then slightly widen it to be about the width of the tang. I drilled with a drill bit the approximate width and used a Dremel with a cutter to widen it.
The Knife 33 – Hidden Tang Antler Handled Hunter knife was made from a file using the stock removal technique. You can burn the antler in. Like burning in a wood handle. You drill a hole smaller than the tang. Heat the tang and push the handle down on the tang so it burns in. You repeat the process until the handle is in place. You’d want to do this before heat treating or wrap the blade with a wet cloth. I tried this process, but it didn’t work very well on this antler so I decided to file it out.
Blade was a recycled file 4 1/2” I used conditioning belts on this knife. They work great. Because this antler was put on with the […]
This knife was made from a file with Blade Filings added This knife was made from a file with Blade Filings added. This knife’s design […]
To me a classic looking knife, a truly exquisite knife, one you just want to carry on your next adventure, will always have a wood handle. Wood is the traditional substance for a beautiful knife handle, and unless you plan to be in the most extreme survival conditions, for lengths of time almost humanly unbearable, a wood handle will always perform wonderfully. And nothing really can compare to wood for adding beauty to your knife, but a basic note about wood scales or handles.
There are endless types and styles of jimping. And there are endless ways to cut it. First you should decide if you want or need jimping, and what you think you need it for.
I made this first hunting knife as a gift. This really isn’t the first knife I ever made, but it’s the first one after thinking […]
Nessmuk knife … Sometimes making a knife is more than just making a knife. Some knife styles have a history more interesting than others to […]