|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-10-2013 09:58 PM||1145 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
We were sitting around the camp fire in Black Point fishing Camp talking about wood working and one young fellow asked me if I could make him some grips for his knife. I agreed to do it and asked him if he could drill the rivet holes if I sent him the grips. He had no way to do anything on it where he lives. The blade was a piece of galvanized steel from the Depot that he started to grind to shape on the pedestal grinder in the camp. I said I needed the knife in order to finish the grips so I took it home and this is what I did to it.
I don’t know what the wood is- just a lone piece of reddish wood that he requested. I turned the brass rivets because the ones I was going to use from Tandy were not strong at all. This is the second hilt I made. He wanted a curve to the top like a Bowie knife and when I tried to bend it, it broke . I should have known better!!! This brass was reclaimed from and old lock housing and was brittle.
It is in the mail back to him along with a piece of leather for him to fashion the sheath!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!