Who want to make new handle

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    15 inch 14 ounce BAS by Krishna Kami. Kanchhi couldn't repair the huge crack on wood handle so she removed the handle. Nice leather sheath company by Karda and Chakma.
    $65. *SOLD*
    Thank you, good luck on new handle!
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    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
     
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  2. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    I do! Ems
     
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  3. Mateos

    Mateos

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Eric, another nice snag! I think we are going to need to see your masterwork on the new handle please!
     
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  4. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    I am still a total newb at crafts like this. One day I hope to be able to make anything as good as Bookie and nDog. Or sheaths like Pugs. Or handles like Bawanna and Kami Sherpa. This will be a first for me. I've never made a real khukuri handle before. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.
     
  5. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    They are very challenging, I honestly don't know how they do it over there so perfectly like they do. I struggle with the rat tail, they are tough. You can do it, if I can anybody can.

    I'll look and see if I have a buttcap to peen over on the end. I'm not optimistic but I've taken quite a few handles off, maybe I got one.

    Good luck and as mentioned we'll need photos.
     
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  6. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    I've been pondering what to do for the buttcap. Please do let me know if you find one. I will definitely take pictures. Thanks Joe.
     
  7. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I seem to recall Bookie doing a few handles and made the buttcaps our of brass or copper. Use another Khukri to get a similar shape or think outside the sawdust and do whatever, maybe round but belled?
    I'll go look right now.
     
  8. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Ive got plenty of brass and copper if you need some Eric. Let me know and ill send it your way. Great snag. Ive made a few handles too but they are not as hard as you might think. Make it square at first and trace the outline on each side from another favorite khuk.
    something like that:
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    Drill it out first thing to fit the tang tho. Pay special attention to where the tang hole is all the time so you dont carve through too deep and intrude into it. End up with something like this:

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    You got lucky and still have the bolster. I havent made one of them yet. The one for my pizza cutter was round so a hole saw and a slice of pipe worked for it.

    Then shave off all the corners to follow. I found the hardest part was leaving the ring height without busting a piece off during the process. Leave it thick until the end then thin it out and shape it near the very end. To shape the butt cap lay a flat piece of metal on a soft piece of two by four or something and beat on it with the round end of a ball peen hammer until you got the dish shape you want. Make sure to round the but end of the wood the same shape as the but cap so you will have something solid to peen against. Same as the bolster end of the wood.
    Good luck Eric! Work in progress pics would be great to see! Enjoy!
     
  9. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    Thanks nDog. I have a few other projects I need to get to first but I will definitely take some pictures and post them. All the advice is much appreciated.
     
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  10. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Last handle I made I kind of traced the shape but spun it on a lathe until I got to the bell part where I just rounded the corners off. A lot faster and more symmetrical than whittling by hand.
    I think mostly I got lucky as it turned out pretty good.
     
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  11. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    I hear ya Bawanna! Id do the same if I had a lathe. Oh I do have a lathe....It just aint set up for wood yet. Not sure how it would work. I can only get it up to 2000rpm? Im gonna make me a tool rest and try it someday anyway.
     
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