Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Putting a handle on a knife?

BrianFromMonumentCO
Watch "Forged in Fire" on history channel, they make multiple knives each episode.
Best results appear to come from those that use a pair of scales epoxied together and held in place with a pin through the scales and the tang. Problem is that most of the hardened tangs are so hard that the bladesmith cannot drill a hole through the tang that does does not compromise the tangs strength. Annealing the blade so drilling could happen compromises the tang. Several blades have failed do to this problem. But then again they are typically testing the knives in a violent way such as ice block chop etc. If the knife is used in carving (whittling) epoxy may be enough.

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