- Nov 28, 2009
What did that used to be? What kind of epoxy?
Micarta waaaay stable. No splitty.
I'm a fan of West System's GFlex. It's toughened for a good bit of spring and would make for a good interface. I think you might have introduced too much stress by using the pins to snug things up. Typically there's a softer material spacer involved between a handle and guard when that technique is used, I *think*. A thin piece of leather might work. Soak it in epoxy too, and squeeze it up there. You'll often see copper.
Awesome job on these!
Gorgeous knife!Jim taught me to hunt YEARS ago now, and he has one of my earliest hunting patterns from 2011. He sends late 2020 pix of his 3″ “Rhode Island Winter Hunter” in O1 sporting ivory paper micarta over red liners w/ a 1000x hand-brushed finish. In 2012, we skinned, disassembled, and boned-out a deer in my basement using this and my own 3″ hunter in A2. Plenty of other blades at hand, but these were the right tools.
I really like those colors from the heat treat. Looks like a colorful hamon.
Awesome lines!The colors on this one ARE pretty good. I'm leaning toward keeping them too. Also less work to keep them.
This was going to be a substantially longer blade, and I did something silly. Sat in the hardened drawer for a couple years before finally becoming this: