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#1 Hammerforged

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:29 PM

Decided to do some recycling today. This was an old Nicholson Black Diamond Radius File from my Gravure printing days. I think I will do a Para-Cord wrap handle on this one.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:59 PM

In my opinion, although paracord handles are very functional they just look cheap. In a custom knife it just wouldn't be what I'm looking for. I personally can envision that blade with a diamondwood handle as being alot more appealing.

I might be wrong but for what it's worth that's my opinion.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:44 PM

The only reason I am considering the Para-Cord is due to the "teeth" remaining on the body of the knife. With the "teeth" still in place it would be next to impossible to prevent moisture build-up under the handle scales, if I were to completely remove the "teeth" then the tang area would be too thin for any strength. I guess I could have done a hidden tang but then it would have lost pretty much all resemblance of it's former self.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

The only reason I am considering the Para-Cord is due to the "teeth" remaining on the body of the knife. With the "teeth" still in place it would be next to impossible to prevent moisture build-up under the handle scales, if I were to completely remove the "teeth" then the tang area would be too thin for any strength. I guess I could have done a hidden tang but then it would have lost pretty much all resemblance of it's former self.


Now I understand, makes sense. I didn't think about them actually being raised. The "teeth" would actually lend themselves to being a better base for the paracord.

I'd like to see how it turns out!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:37 PM

I don't know... When I look at that I see a "tactical knife" which, to me, almost begs for paracord.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:46 AM

May be the odd man out but I think it looks darn good as is without the Paracord or anything else. Personally if I had something that looked like that I'd put it out on display as is.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:51 AM

Looks real good, Ross. What about using an epoxy putty for the handle? Then you can form it to your hand, and do the final shaping of the handle to whatever you like. There wouldn't be any moisture getting under that. Paracord will look good too, though.




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