Water Buffalo Horn

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Bawanna, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Been trying to make pistol grips out of antler and stag etc and fail miserably every time.
    I prefer really thin grips and it just doesn't happen with stag.
    Anyhow cat knocked a vase off a shelf and hit me in the head and my light bulb blinked for a nano second and I thought why not buffalo horn. I've worked it before on knives and its pretty nice to work with other than it don't smell none to good grinding and such.

    So anyhow I ordered me a couple slabs and finally went after it this weekend. I'm pretty pleased, I got some more fine sanding and polishing to do but I got them thin and the white streaks showed through nice on the right side, they showed nice on the left till I went just a bit thinner and then lost some, oh well.

    Photo evidence. I filled the voids on the one side and sanded that down and they are now invisible. Just more polishing and sanding to get them just right.

    Who'd of ever thought bawanna would ever own a Wilson but I got very lucky and got a gift price from a co worker.

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  2. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Nice job. I'll bet there aren't many like this out there.
  3. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Looks great brother, and a Wilson at that, dang you are a lucky fella.
  4. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Nice work!
  5. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Vury Vury nice! I like the white streaks through it. Wonder how that would look checkered? Any plans? Looks great just like that too tho!
  6. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I'm gonna work on it some more tonight, I want to make them even thinner. I liked the white streaks too, hoping I get more back on the left side and don't lose any on the right and I sand them down some more.
    I think I will checker them, hoping the white streaks still show through. Make a really nice grip if they work. Kind of unique.
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  7. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    That is super sweet looking! Can’t wait to see it checkered!
  8. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    That is pretty. Gotta love a 1911
  9. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Kind of got the buffalo horn pushed to a back burner. Yangdu sent some knives for makeovers and minor repairs. Actually kind of nice to have multiple projects, you can bounce around if one goes to frustratin ya.
    Usually not an issue with guns and knives.
  10. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Great looking gun and grips! Nice to see you still at it.
  11. DaFatKid

    DaFatKid Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    A bad day with knives and guns beats a good day at work. Or something like that.
  12. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Just noticed I never posted a pic after checkering, I'll work on that forthwith.

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