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Could you put me on the list for give-aways, just asking like.

The forge is currently buried in storage boxes during our self build. I’ve got a fraction of my usual workshop space. When it’s uncovered I’ll see what I can come up with.
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On 24/12/2019 at 21:35, G13469 said:

From a rough blank, hardened, tempered, ground and handled as a present for me.

The handle is made from wenge, kindly donated by 7thdevel and I'm very pleased so far for a first attempt with a knife. Just need to make a sheath




Graham, that is a cracking piece of work and i suggest you carry on as that sort of stuff will easily sell if you wish to make a little business from it.


if you need more handle blanks then don't hesitate to swing by as i've loads of stuff that falls into my offcuts category that you could use.


nice to see some of my timber used so well...


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Do any of you stabilise the wood for the handles so it's more durable and if a stalkers knife it can be cleaned. 

Need lots of kit to stabilise it. I don’t have a vacuum so just buy the handle scales/blanks.
There is some variation in quality with the mail orders and ideally I would like to hand pick the stuff but on the whole it’s the age old you get what you pay for ...

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Great stuff in this thread, I guess it’s a wood forum but do any of you use other materials for your knife handles? I’ve only done a few crooks, mostly in horn, obviously ram horn and water buffalo horn, great material and very similar to timber to work with, make good knife handles too..


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I have yet to try different materials, but I want to try some micarta scales as I like the funky colours you can get.


The swan gas forges look the business but way beyond my budget for now. I'll stick with the gas axe for now

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