Lets see some re-handled knives!

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  1. Sinjin

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    I know you guys have made some awesome knife handles! I wanna see them!
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    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!

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  3. Sinjin

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    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!
     
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    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!
     
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    I've done a few re-handled and handled blade blanks.
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    One of my favorite old hickory mods.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    Another of my OH mods. This as a 7 in butcher knife.
     
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    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.
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    All these knives are looking great! Its awesome to see how much talent there is on this forum!
     
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    Thanks Bud!
     
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    That is amazing. Especially since it was your first rehandle job!
     
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    Two Green Rivers, a Becker Necker and some Old Hicks.
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  17. JohnP

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    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.
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    I am particularly proud of this one. Stripped BK2 and Ironwood.
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    More Beckers, more Ironwood.
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    Switched over to Osage Orange. My favorite of all woods.
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    I have more, but that is enough, don't want to bore anyone. I also made all the sheaths. Thanks for looking.

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    I'm not bored at all @JohnP !
     
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    Love that twisty handle in Teak and the elk antlers & sheaths @JohnP
     
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    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.

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    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!
     
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    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.
     

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    I know nothing about persimmon, but it looks interesting. Did you stain it or is persimmon that dark naturally?

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    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! IMG_0361.JPG IMG_0362.JPG
     

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    Outstanding jute wrap!!
     
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    It just naturally darkened, plus it is as hard as a rock.
     
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    JohnP you do some very nice work.
     
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    Thank you.

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    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.
     
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    My modified JKL "OLD HICKORY" : http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QDKQbV5G4SM/UxN6zJXD68I/AAAAAAAADyE/Dq0a3djJA8Q/s1600/IMG_7775.jpg

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    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.


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    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.
     
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    Here is an Old Hickory that I did my first re-handle. Stabilized Koa.

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    Couple of Old Hick mods. Top one has an alder handle and the bottom one is maple. Pins are 16 penney galvanized nails.

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    New handles all. 20170320_194443.jpg
     
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    I'm really digging the OH at 1:00 and the Russell at 7:00!
     
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    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!
     
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  39. Sinjin

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    I'll definitely let you know what i decide to do, still need to think of what blade shape it should be!
     
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    Case Finn...Puukko style

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    Another stunner from Spork!
     
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    BK9 with black burlap micarta.
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    Outstanding!
     
  44. nograveconcern

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    Thanks! The OH is the front half of a 14" butcher:
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    The Russell has a thread here.
     
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    Here's an old pic of my BK-9 in curly maple.
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    Modded BK9, green canvas micarta with black & grey fiber spacers.

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    That is the coolest Ontario mods I've seen, awesome job. That handle looks well thought out, I bet it has great ergos :dblthumb:
     
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    That is without a doubt the sweetest OH mod I've ever seen! The sheath is awesome too.
     
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    SCHRADE FRONTIER 6" - the single one I liked from all the 1095 family.
    Hickory ax handle converted in knife scales with hidden pins

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