Leather handled BUCKs

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  1. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2019
    I know of a few.
    The Brahma's, Cabela's 914, LL Bean 105....
    That's all I'm aware of. I think they are all cool, and always thought there should be a thread to show them.
    Thanks!!!!
     
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  2. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
  4. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
  5. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
  6. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
  7. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2019
    Sweet.
    I forgot those Vanguard's.
    A leather 110?
    Is that a leather 120?
    Really nice stuff.
     
  8. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Leather and Micarta 120, I put the leather on the 110 but never finished,. Just for fun.
     
  9. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2019
    I like it!
     
  10. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    There was a factory leather 110 and I wondered why not more..
     
  11. Kyui Su Kim

    Kyui Su Kim Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2000
    There was a factory 110 in leather but it probably dropped off due to the amount of maintenance that would be required to keep it up. I believe that the main issue was that over time, the leather would begin to shrink and crack without routine maintenance. I have one that has managed to hold up well enough but it is starting to show its age. I can post photos after work.
     
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  12. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 31, 2018
    I love the look, feel and smell of leather but leather is very good at absorbing liquids and taking up what it is exposed to and can harbor nasty bacteria and mold. It can be difficult to clean completely without ruining the leather. Not a good material for something used by hand that might be in contact with food items or raw meats. Leather will shrink and curl if left in the heat like a vehicle in summer sun. There’s other stabilized materials that can be made to look like tooled leather that will be much more suitable for knife handles.
     
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  13. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    When they use it as washers it is compressed then sealed. It really doesn’t absorb any liquid.
     
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  14. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2019
    Lesknife's probably right, as I have often heard that before.
    Many of those old Marble's leather handled knives have not aged well
    at all.
    But they are still cool. And they feel great in your hand.
    I doubt I would ever take one hunting.
    I have more hunting knives than I need.

    Still I gotta find me one of those leather wrapped Vanguards!
     
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  15. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
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  16. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
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  17. pjsjr

    pjsjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I'm not seeing your picture^
     
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  18. Kyui Su Kim

    Kyui Su Kim Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2000
    The leather 110. You can see a bit of the issue of having leather handles as the gap between the bolster and leather has expanded over the years as well as some corrosion on the said bolster.

    WNKg7gB65s.jpg WNKg7gB64s.jpg
     
  19. GPyro

    GPyro Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 18, 2019
    Very nice.
    No idea they made those.
    Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Home made stacked leather 110 I did a few years ago.Did a 112 also that went as a a Christmas gift. IMG_1301.JPG
     

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