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    Budget knife mod


    Here is a pic of two knives i re-handled,the mora utility knife cost under a fiver and the fladen even less although my wife said it now looks like a steak knife oh! well.
    The mora tang only goes into the handle a third of the way and the first pin is false as the tang was too hard to drill, i used a slow cure epoxy glue it seems strong enough for my needs (cutting up bait and fishing line),the wood i scrounged from a friends woodworking workshop.
    So if your on a tight budget this wont break the bank if it gets messed up.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    neat and tidy and should be fine for the job
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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Well done. Looks like they are both comfortable users.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Look good to me.
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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Nice mod!

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Thanks for your words of encouragement

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Nice job on two real users. Even on a budget, these blades will serve you well!
    Cheers
    Harald

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Good work!

    I use a propane torch to heat the tang to a gray color, watching carefully to be sure that i don't run color onto the blade. After the tang cools, use a center punch to mark the spot, then use a sharp bit and drill slowly with an oil or WD-40 spray to keep the bit cool. If that just won't work, then use a tile cutting bit from Home Depot. These are sold for use with the RotoZip tool. They are solid carbide and will cut through full hardened steel.

    Have a lot of fun! Go ahead and make some steak knives and kitchen knives for your wife. A great way to keep her thinking you care about her.

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    Re: Budget knife mod

    Thanks again for your comments and especially the tips and advice,makes a big difference to someone just starting out

 

 

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