SpearPoint Knife Handles/Scales

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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 05-05-2015 03:10 AM 1858 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More knife handles—before and after shaping photos. I’m not a knife maker so I use prefabricated blades. This one was picked up at the local wood c r a f t store. I used leftover wood Gabon ebony and mesquite burl with whitetail deer antler to make the handles. They are held on with epoxy and 3?16” solid brass pins. I sanded it down to 2000 grit then coated it with Danish oil. Later I took it to a buffing wheel.

This is an addicting hobby and a blessing.

Thanks for looking.

Someday I’ll play around with fabricating my own blades.

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 10:09 AM

Fine work on that knife.
I can see you made at least two knifes, so you must be a knife maker. ;-)
The man traditionally making the blades are called a black smith.
But I also have the same desire to forge some blades one day, did some of recycle materials, then you just need to keep it cool so it will not loose it’s hardness.
Look in my projects or send a mail if you need advice.
Do you make sheaths also?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 12:25 PM

Ohhh, that’s purdee!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 01:21 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 02:42 PM

I would be proud to have this knife sitting in my scabbard at the hunting lease.

May have to consider adding leather work to your skill set if you are not careful!!!!!!!

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 02:51 PM

Great job Brian. Keep up the good work.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#6 posted 05-05-2015 05:28 PM

Sooo Good!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 07:52 PM

I appreciate your comments. Also, I do a little stitch by hand leatherwork but lately a more skilled daughter of a friend has been making the sheaths with a sewing machine designed for leatherwork.

Thanks for looking.

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 10:01 PM

very nicely done, including your leather sheath.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 02:25 AM

wonderful, a beautiful knife.

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#10 posted 05-07-2015 12:47 AM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 05-07-2015 05:46 PM

Lovely indeed. My only complaint is the pictures aren’t big enough to see much detail!

-- Brian Timmons -

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#12 posted 05-08-2015 09:32 PM

Fine work indeed.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#13 posted 05-25-2015 05:44 PM

How do you bring the wood even with the tang? Pattern bit?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#14 posted 05-25-2015 07:38 PM

Hi Woodbutcher3,

I’ve been shaping the profile of the scales after I attach them to the tang using a RIDGID oscillating belt sander. I’ve thought about a flush trip bit but the belt sander seems much safer to me.

I’m sure if I made a jig of some sort I could make using the router a safer and more accurate way of doing this. I just like to keep my fingers away from highspeed tools.

Thanks for asking.

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