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Project by hardhead posted 10-07-2011 11:13 PM 1694 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I TOOK THE HANDLES OFF OF A GERBER KNIFE THAT WERE RUBBER. I MADE THESE MICARTA HANDLES TO REPLACE THEM WITH. TOOK A LOT OF SANDING AND CUTTING. LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS. MAY GET INTO KNIFE MAKING ONE DAY.

-- HardHead.





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BreakingBoardom

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 12:08 AM

Nice looking scales. I’m considering doing some folding pocket knives for Christmas gifts. I think wood looks better than rubber so nice upgrade.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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StevenAntonucci

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 03:18 AM

Did you make the micarta or just use micarta handles that you bought? Either way, it’s a fine job, but if you made your own micarta, I want to know how…

-- Steven

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knife

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 04:10 AM

Looks nice. I’ve done a few with different woods. It can be addicting try to get everything just right.

-- Chad -- Buffalo, NY

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hardhead

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#4 posted 10-08-2011 06:42 PM

I did not make the Micarta. It came in two peices, I had to carve and shape them. I used 3000 PSI epoxy to attach them to the knife. You can make your own Micarta using any type of pourouse material such as blue jeans or canvas. You cut the the material in strips of your choice and bond them using fiber glass resin. after that put them in a press to squeeze out any bubbles and to make it flat. You will need to wrap the material on the top and the bottom in wax paper to keep it from sticking to the press. You can color the layers so as you sand it you get different colors showing through. Thanks for looking. check out you tube for further.

-- HardHead.

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CaptainSkully

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 06:06 PM

I love the linen micarta for a tactical grip, and the contour lines are very attractive for a utility knife. Very well done. Some tricky curves. I’m a big fan of liner lock knives. Making knives is very satisfying, and are great gifts for both men and women (different kind of knives). I dabbled in blacksmithing in college, and made several knives & swords using stock removal method. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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