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    Stone in knife handle?


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    There are many stones with beautiful colors and patterns and I'm considering using a small piece in the handle of a hidden tang knife.

    Can stones be used in knife handles? Off course it can be used, but is it wise to do so?

    I don't know anything abouts stones, or minerals, so I don't know what types would be most suitable to use in a knife handle.

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    Stone in a knife handle?Redrummd is practically making a living out of it.I'm sure he could answer any questions you have on the subject.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/me...02754-Redrummd

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...8-Art-In-Stone

    http://redrummdknives.blademakers.com/
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    Check out Jay Fishers website. He does lots of stone in his handles and discusses in great detail why it is good or bad.

    Tim

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    Simplest way is to set the stone in a bezel and inlay the bezel in the handle after shaping everything.
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    First done I ever put in a knife handle was a CZ, I used a counter sink and epoxied the CZ in the tapered hole.

    The knife was a Victorinox Lockback, carried that knife for 10 years and wound up giving it away to a friend's wife who killed it.
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    I agree with what Tim said. Jay's site is one of the best sources for information on stone handles I've found so far as he has an entire page just for that one subject which also goes over the expenses involved.

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