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Zebrawood knife handles

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Project by Draeger posted 01-15-2015 02:36 PM 2342 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project that I did for a gift. I bought the blade from an online supplier and fit the handles to it with epoxy and brass rod. The biggest challenge was getting the holes drilled precisely through the handles. Everything else was done with hand files, which took some time but was satisfying when it began to take shape. A simple project that I enjoyed a lot. The recipient really liked it too. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-15-2015 04:06 PM

Very nice knife.

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 09:03 PM

Great job, love the handle shape.

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#3 posted 01-19-2017 10:52 PM

Holes …
1 drill holes in the steel tang
2 epoxy wood slab to one side only (Side A)
3 drill holes from holes in tang through wood
4 epoxy other slab to other side (Side B)
5 use holes in side A and tang to guide drill through side B
6 epoxy brass pins in place

the only wood to be pre-finished is the ends nearest the blade

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 05:44 AM

Nice old growth Zebra wood, knife looks real good.

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