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Thread: Stag handled tapered tang drop point knife

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    Stag handled tapered tang drop point knife

    A friend gave me a couple of antlers last week so I set about making this. Tapered tang drop point with stag handle slabs. At the guard the handle is about 15 mm wide, tapering out to about 22 mm at the butt, resulting in a knife that is not too heavy. Stag is fixed with epoxy and brass round nuts / stainless M3 bolts. I've made half a dozen similar tapered tang stag knives with brass retaining pins, this is the first one I've made with the nuts and bolts. I don't make too many of this style because of the time and effort required and also due to lack of suitable antler (it's like the old recipe for making rabbit stew, but in this case the recipe starts - "first shoot your stag"). The images doesn't show the handle edges well but be assured they are rounded over giving quite a comfortable grip.

    L6 carbon steel [so it needs to be looked after a bit :-) ]. Blade length 119 mm, overall length 244 mm, thickness at spine 3.9 mm, Hardness RC 60. Comes with black leather pouch type sheath. Not yet sharpened. For more images see Stag handled full tapered tang drop point. IMHO this is probably the nicest knife I have made so far. $400 delivered.
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    Very nice @Wurzelmangler.
    What type of antler have you used?

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    Antler

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Shot View Post
    Very nice @Wurzelmangler.
    What type of antler have you used?
    Thanks for the comment. My friend didn't say what type of antler but considering the inner pith it's probably red. I'd normally only use Sambar for these slab sided knives (as I'm sure you know Sambar is pretty much solid all the way through, very little to no inner pith) but this sample of antler had a sufficiently thick solid outer "skin" to make it worth trying. Cheers, D.

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    Very nice, excellent workmanship. If only Santa could drop it off

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    Very clean, beautiful knife. Just begs for some elvish writing along the spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Very nice, excellent workmanship. If only Santa could drop it off
    @chainsaw yup only coal for you.
    Nup sorry greenies say you cant mine that anymore so you get nowt.
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    Looks like a nice job, I usually stick g10 under the stag to stop muck getting into the stuff before the steel.

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    @Shelley

    Whatís g10???

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    Here, I googled it for you

    G10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate, a kind of composite material. ...G10 is very similar to Micarta and carbon fiber laminates, because they are all resin-based laminates, except that the base material used is glass cloth.

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    Thank you. Realised I could have. Iíve learned something today

    Does that mean I have earned a beer? (not Waikato lol)

 

 

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