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    New Scales.

    Hello,

    I have had this little handy knife for a while, it was a steal from ebay...and has served me well, recently the 'dymondwood' scales cracked, and fell apart, so i took them off 'completely' and sat and wondered about how to make custom scales.

    I have read extensively here on the forums, and took advice from Zed. The knife i feel is poor quality steel, and to spend more money on a new handle than the knife costs, would be fairly pointless. The problem, is that it comes in a really snug 'cross drawer' sheath 'pouch', which is hidden, on my belt under my shirt, and can be accessed quicker than a folder in my pocket etc, so for little cuts throughout the day it was perfectly designed.

    I have aquired a set of 'stag antlers' today, which came from the West coast of scotland, plus i have access to lots of different wood, i have read that brass or coper rods are fairly cheap and effective to use....... Any advice please....
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    Re: New Scales.

    Looks like a lovely little knife to me.

    The wood/antler of your choice & some brass rod would do the job perfectly - depending on the size of the holes somewhere like B&Q or a local model shop will probably have some suitable brass.

    If the blade holds a good edge then thats what counts really.

    Do post some pics of the new handle.

    Bear in mind that antler can be a little more tricky than wood because of the pourous middle region, take care not to expose too much of it & use glue to seal any that is.

    Hope it goes well.
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    Re: New Scales.

    Hi mate, could you resize the picture please as it's huge!! think about the poor souls on dial up 600 pixels wide normally does it. I would probably go for wooden slabs for your first go as I found it simpler than antler and antler really REALLY stinks when you work it Narsil's done a really good full tang tutorial, give it a go as you have nothing to lose and with a little bit of time and elbow grease you have something that not only gives your knife a new lease of life, but a huge amount of satisfaction as well
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    Re: New Scales.

    resized pic:
    Soil for legs, Axe for hands, Flower for eyes, Bird for ears, Mushroom for nose, Smile for mouth, Songs for lungs, Sweat for skin, Wind for mind

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