This one has a piece of Reindeer antler as a bolster - it'll be interesting to see what effect the marrow going through the side has!
It then has two pieces of leather either side of a piece of Turkish Walnut.
I was all ready to drill the Oak but then thought I should check the tang length against the sheath that I have for it, and also decide if it'll have the tang going all the way through peinned over a butt cap.
I mixed up some epoxy and dyed it black to fill the holes in the Razor Blunt Bushcraft Knife.
Finally I started finishing a job that has been going on for years!
Sometimes, a job turns in to a real Albatross (Definition # 2) Things don't go right , it's always nagging at you.
This is one of those jobs. It's been going so long that I actually find it embarrasing.
I was provided the friction folder blade to put a handle on. It's had a number of back spacers, the side liners have changed twice and the scales now need re-doing.
So the current issue is that the bolsters are a poor fit on one side and the spacer keeps coming off on the other when working it down.
I have decided to replace the Thuya bolsters completely.
I got some more snakewood. It's not highly figured but hopefully there's enough to show interest and not fight for attention with the damascus blade.
|Rough cut on the left, sanded on the right.|