Antler Handle Knife

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Project by knottysticks posted 11-18-2010 04:26 AM 3695 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I been wanting to have a try at mounting an antler handle to a knife blade for some time now. The ‘WOOD’ part of this project is the ironwood bolster with a leather washer spacer. The ironwood is recycled from a poorly done duck carving found in a garage sale. The hole for the landyard is lined with a brass tube and a brass pin locks the antler handle onto the hidden tang. The weathered mule deer antler was donated by a local farmer. Out in his field he found his bison chewing on the ends of the tines. The knife will be a gift for him.

Handle – Mule Deer
Bolster – Ironwood [ Poly satin finish]
Leather Washer , Brass Rod , Brass Tube , Leather Landyard
Blade From Lee Valley
Stand – Drift Wood Base [ unfinished] with a yound White Tailed Deer Shed

Thank You for your interest.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 04:29 AM

That is fabulous! Collector item! Great job, beautiful package….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Steve Esterby

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 05:22 AM


--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#3 posted 11-19-2010 01:12 AM

Wow! Gary, great work! You have many many talents, keep it up my friend.
Can’t wait to see more of your work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 04:36 PM

Very nice knife. I have also wanted to make a knife out of deer antler. Long ago, 20-25 years ago. But never did. You will get a very nice knife.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 07:48 PM

This makes a very nice knife stand. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 04:29 PM

Yes Charles, don’t throw out those really small sheds they are just right for something like this…

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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