"There are no mistakes in knifemaking, just design changes."

The subject line is a quote I heard a long time ago and it's very true.

I have just had to do a design change on the EnZo necker I'm working on.

So, I have the front micarta parts of the handle glued on and the rear pieces of cocobolo are ready to be stuck on.




I hadn't realised I wasn't very generous with the size of the cocobolo I cut and then when I've tidied up the edge that'll join upto the micarta, it's left the back of the knife tang sticking out the back of the wood.



Damn!

Now I did consider just chucking the existing bits of wood in a box to maybe used on something else and start again but I thought something more interesting could be done.

I brought a few options in and showed them to my wife and this is what we settled on.


It's a piece of nickel silver as a spacer and I think it'll add a real nice touch to it. 
I think this'll be a good design change!

Stewart

1 comment:

  1. awesome! i love how you rescued that and turned it into something even better! excellent job.

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