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  1. RandyScott
    11-14-2011 09:37 PM
    I was wandering around on British Blades and came across this thread... timely topic..
  2. RandyScott
    11-14-2011 08:41 PM
    Hey Jeff,
    I would recommend the following: secure a source of sole leather. The reason: normal vegetable tanned leather tends to be 'soft' when compared to sole leather. Sole leather is hard and doesn't compress. Use contact cement vs. expoxy.. epoxy will work, however, a small bottle of Weldwood Contact Cement will do just fine and is available at your local Lowe's/Walmart/Home Depot. Make sure the tang is as wide as practical.. provide something to keep the handle from twisting. Finally, you may want to consider either peening the tang end or weld a piece of bolt/all thread rod to the tang end and a nut of the same size to the pommel cap. Then tighted the pommel cap really really tight. All of those combined should do the trick and minimize leather shrinkage and ensure a long lasting knife handle. The Scandi style knives popular in the Scandinavian countries utilized a peened tang.. when it loosened, it was simply peened again to tighten up the handle.. nice and simple.
  3. xspook2158
    11-01-2011 05:48 AM
    CREX, I love the overall spear. But the handlework is incredible. Great combination!

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  • About xspook2158
    Some call me a Master Fly Tyer, I do not see my self that way because I am learning new things every day. I believe the more we learn the more we need to know. Former President and Board of Directors Tennessee Archery Association
    Maryville, TN
    Fly tying, hiking, archery, making and restoring knives, airbrushing, comp. shooting and watching old westerns.
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    Jeff, Smokey's Fly Shop and Guide Service.. Maryville, TN 37804 865-332-3520


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