Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Sinjin, Mar 16, 2017.
I know you guys have made some awesome knife handles! I wanna see them!
Nothing fancy or impressive, but it's quite comfy and functional. Walnut on a green river blade. I put some notches/groves on it to improve grip. I don't have a sheath for it yet so it has only seen kitchen duty, which it excels at!
I like it! I've always wanted a green river pattern, i might get a blank and re-handle one one of these days, especially while i have a bunch of this spalted birch!
I like it a lot. It came as a kit. I thought about reworking the tang before handling but since it is my only green river I decided to keep its original shape and profile. If I ever get another one I may experiment a little.
That splated birch looks great! Great job!
I've done a few re-handled and handled blade blanks.
One of my favorite old hickory mods.
That is a sweet Hickory mod! I totally dig it, do you mind if I ask what style of Old Hickory it started out as?
Thanks! It started out life ad a boning knife that I picked up at a garage sale for less than a buck. The handles are rosewood with brass pins.
Agreed that is a great looking old hickory! I would like to know what original model that is as well if you don't mind.
Edit. I saw you posted the model above just before I posted the question. Must of missed it.
Another of my OH mods. This as a 7 in butcher knife.
My first self handle. Stacked leather, nickle silver bolster, plastic fiber spacers, and curly birch pommel. Enzo Nordic 95m in O1. Handle shaped like a Kellam Wolverine but larger to fit my hands better.
All these knives are looking great! Its awesome to see how much talent there is on this forum!
That is amazing. Especially since it was your first rehandle job!
Two Green Rivers, a Becker Necker and some Old Hicks.
Here are a few I've done over the years.
This was the very first one, over 30 years ago. Teak.
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A couple of stripped Izulas wearing elk antler.
I am particularly proud of this one. Stripped BK2 and Ironwood.
More Beckers, more Ironwood.
Switched over to Osage Orange. My favorite of all woods.
I have more, but that is enough, don't want to bore anyone. I also made all the sheaths. Thanks for looking.
I'm not bored at all @JohnP !
Love that twisty handle in Teak and the elk antlers & sheaths @JohnP
My BIL gave me the teak handled knife when I was in high school. His grandfather forged it from a leaf spring and put a nice antler handle on it. I got married, left it laying on the coffee table and our new puppy chewed the antler off. I was devastated. Absolutely devastated. I moped around for a while, finally went to a fancy wood store and bought a hunk of teak. I had few power tools in those days, most of it was done by hand. It sure 'nuff started me on a life long hobby. Daisy was a dadgum good dog.
Not on par with the work posted here but a leather bound, jute wrapped, turley last ditch witch none the less.....
Think I'll try some jute wrapped ironwood slabs next, been digging the primitive look!
Persimmon that I had for over 20 years that I stabilized. The wood has worm holes and cracks but is different from anything else I have seen here.
I know nothing about persimmon, but it looks interesting. Did you stain it or is persimmon that dark naturally?
Old Western that was found when a coworkers father passed. Had been beating around in a toolbox for years. Re-handled with jute. Was presented to the coworkers 14 year old son last November for his birthday just before his first deer hunt. Took a great edge too!
Outstanding jute wrap!!
It just naturally darkened, plus it is as hard as a rock.
JohnP you do some very nice work.
Thank you! I did another just like this but it was a JC Higgins version of the western knife. Going to try a Buck 102 next.
My modified JKL "OLD HICKORY" : http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QDKQbV5G4SM/UxN6zJXD68I/AAAAAAAADyE/Dq0a3djJA8Q/s1600/IMG_7775.jpg
Blade started out life as a 12"-14" Old Hickory Butcher knife. I found (in Junk pile) the SNAPPED in half "Old Hickory" with about 6" of remaining blade. Sent to JKL and this is the results!
One of THE sharpest knives I own! KEPHART style "Old Hickory" with about a 4.5" blade.
KAOS THE CAT
looks real good! totally on par with everything else in this thread dude! I'm with you with the primitive look, I'm thinking of doing something similar.
Here is an Old Hickory that I did my first re-handle. Stabilized Koa.
Couple of Old Hick mods. Top one has an alder handle and the bottom one is maple. Pins are 16 penney galvanized nails.
New handles all.
I'm really digging the OH at 1:00 and the Russell at 7:00!
A bud, I really appreciate it...got the idea from fiddlebacks rustic wrap. Just scratching an itch until I can get my hands on a Sargent though, id like to see what ya come up with if you give it a shot!
Ontario 12" machete
I'll definitely let you know what i decide to do, still need to think of what blade shape it should be!
Case Finn...Puukko style
Another stunner from Spork!
BK9 with black burlap micarta.
Thanks! The OH is the front half of a 14" butcher:
The Russell has a thread here.
Here's an old pic of my BK-9 in curly maple.
Modded BK9, green canvas micarta with black & grey fiber spacers.
That is the coolest Ontario mods I've seen, awesome job. That handle looks well thought out, I bet it has great ergos
That is without a doubt the sweetest OH mod I've ever seen! The sheath is awesome too.
SCHRADE FRONTIER 6" - the single one I liked from all the 1095 family.
Hickory ax handle converted in knife scales with hidden pins