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02-04-2005, 10:25 PM
hey everybody i have a few knives that i need a handle replacement for nothing fancy just a nice hardwood or something does anyone know of anybody competent that does this service thanks a bunch ryan
02-04-2005, 11:30 PM
Look under knife repair on this site. I have not dealt with them, so see what you think. I have just used their site for a link resource. They list a ton of companys that carry knife supplies.
I am by no means a wood worker. In the last week I have replaced several handles. It is pretty easy. I went to a wood working shop and bought some thin ebony. I cut out a rough shape with a coping saw. I epoxy one side on, let it dry and drill the holes using the tang as the guide. I then epoxy the other side. You must sand the scales to make them fit up against the bolster. When it is dry I sand it all down against the tang, and against the bolster. I put a belt sander in a vice to do most of the sanding. Shape the handle how you want it. Hammer in a couple of rivets (I got mine at texas knife supply). Sand again, and your done. It takes a few hours because of all the epoxy, but it is really pretty simple. Just be really carefull not to launch a knife off of a belt sander.
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