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Halloween Knife Scales

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by antipaladin, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. antipaladin

    antipaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    Guy at work does some hobby work making knife scales and I was chatting about putting some on my Fat Ash. He pulls out a boot knife and says the scales are made from a human femur. I called BS but apparently there are sites like boneroom.com where you can purchase them. Would you have a problem carrying said knife?
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  2. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I have a pretty simple answer to this one -hell yeah I'd have an issue with that LOLOLO!!! ~ That's a little too macabre for me. Tell me it's from a game animal, no prob- But I'd draw a line at like giraffe bone or something. I even did a double take when I first came across that and had to think "why would ya?" for a minute, but I've seen some dyed giraffe bone for example that was pretty awesome.
    If someone said to me "This is human bone" ` I'm not even touching it- it shouldn't be an option in my personal view, I just feel like, hey, for science sure, do what ya gotta do. There's just so many options that seem more normal for me - But I have to say, one of the most bizarre materials I've ever heard of and would've been fine never knowing it :D
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  3. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Nope, nope, nope.
  4. jay drews

    jay drews Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    Humane bones can make great clubs (if your a throwback caveman ) , but knife scales?? Didnt Mengele take bone & skin and do funky things w/them? My vote is for no
  5. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Heck yah would look great next to the skull on my desk!!! ;):D
  6. Baron83

    Baron83 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 7, 2017
    I read an interesting article recently that up until a disturbingly recent time, human skin was commonly used for leather goods. Things like gloves, purses, book covers, etc.
  7. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    I am a fan of Halloween , Hannibal Lecter, House of a Thousand corpses the Walkers, and collect skulls.
    But no thanks it is more fun staying in the fiction mode for me.
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  8. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    No,I wouldn't.
  9. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’d be out on that with solid No. I truly love Halloween :) but out on that.
  10. drift draft

    drift draft

    May 12, 2007
    Back when my wife was in school she had a half of a human skeleton complete with half of the skull in a box in the back of her car for nine months.(in the name of science) :) It creeped me sometimes to drive her car around Miami knowing it was in there, so I’m pretty sure there’s no way in hell I could carry a knife around made out of anything human. I’m not sure why it made me think of this, but I would love to have custom handles with taxidermy type eyeballs cast into them looking out.
  11. Snakebreaker

    Snakebreaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Wouldn't bother me a bit.
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  12. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Put the lotion on the skin or gets the hose again. :eek::D
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  13. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Aw haha oh man I was scrolling and this literally got me laughing out loud bro! :D
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  14. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Anybody heard of Ed Gein?

    WARNING:Google him at the risk of nightmares ha! :eek::D

    One of his lamp shades!... yeh it’s exactly what your thinking lol!
  15. DamascusBowie

    DamascusBowie Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    The skin is bad enough, but I truly shudder to think what those hanging frilly balls are made of!
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  16. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Yeah that guy was one sick monster of a human being.
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  17. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    someone to go up against this sicko - Ilse Koch is another one who might like that femur handled knife ~ The Witch of Buchenwald - she was one twisted individual. It's probably this predisposed notion of historical adaptations of demented sickos that create the creepiness factor for me.
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  18. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Eh, human bone is too porous. I prefer micarta for practical reasons. :p

    Seriously though, no thanks.
  19. Thorz113


    Apr 24, 2014
    I wouldn't buy something like that. Sounds like an episode of Supernatural.

    I heard of a case a month or so ago I think in Recoil magazine where a guy had a knife made of femur bone from his leg after a pretty severe accident. Not the thing I'd do with a big shard of my leg bone but it is a pretty creative use... Gives a whole new meaning to his grand kids someday having Grandpa's knife...


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