One of the things missing on this site is making knife scales. This is not something I normally do but I bought my wife some knives that required scales and during the process, noticed that we had several knives where the handles looked like crap, were cracked, and even broken. Some of them had really good blades and some were junk (these were tossed).
During this process, the knives that I bought from Woodcraft have really nice blades but the rivets were less than desirable, same with the ULUs that I bought (picture above). Finding supplies, coming up with the right profile, using good materials, etc… can be challenging – if not a pain. Then there is the replacement of other scales (handles) on knives that you have.
Did I mention that if you want a sheath for this knife? Mouse had a huge cookie!
We have to look at adhesives, finishes, all of it.
Let’s open this up and see what folks are doing!
-- David in Damascus, MD