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    "Old Knives"

    Vintage John Pritzlaff Hardware Co. folder, circa 1920s, Milwaukee. I’m in the process of cleaning it up. Takes a nice razor edge.
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    Spear-Carriers!

    Wow! Great knife.
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    Horn Handle Maintenance

    Mateos: It's been a long time since I've been on this forum. I've learned so much from the best, including Steely Gunz... I have always had EXCELLENT luck with plain old Neatsfoot oil.... think about it - it's a natural animal product — and if it's good enough to keep your best leather in top...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Handle completed in March 2012. I've been pretty busy so it took a while for this post. Used Brownell's AcraGlass® epoxy. Handle is rock-solid now. 5 oz. of 1/8" nickle silver on the buttplate and keeper. 32 coats of Formby's tung oil. Fit and feel are perfect for my grip now. The old, defective...
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    Is a 16.5" CAK to heavy for backpacking?

    I would recommend the British Army Service model. Much lighter and still very effective for most camping tasks.
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    Imperial vs. Metric Hex Wrenches on Cybertool

    UFOX: I know this is an old post, but I want to thank you for providing the information on the bit kit from Lee Valley. I spent two days trying to find a match for the Cybertool 4mm bits with ball bearing detent, but came up with nothing. After researching Wiha and finding that they don't even...
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    Stabilizing Cracks - Horn

    I would highly recommend using a product called Acraglas by Brownell's shooting supply. It is expensive, but wonderful, tough stuff. Plus, you can tint the epoxy black to match the handle. It comes with a black/brown dye kit. I recently used it on a rehandled Bura Sirupate and I couldn't be...
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    Oh, I get it now.

    That handle is very similar to the one I have from Sher Tiger. An awesome piece.
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    When I was cleaning out the excess laha from the interior of the bolster with a dremel and small wire wheel brush, it would heat up and partially melt, then instantly solidify after I removed the dremel. I've never seen anything like it. This is TOUGH STUFF and shows that the old ways are...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Ok, more testing.... more research today. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that there is a chance that quick-set epoxies can break down over time. Even Devcon. After 5-10 years I don't want the buttplate or bolster to come loose. Acraglass appears to excel in this area with zero shrinkage...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Ronin; Great insight. I've been kicking around various epoxies and cure times for the past month while completing the handle. I'm sure this will be my most challenging effort - If I mess it up - it's all for naught. I'm settling on AcraGlass for the bore/tang and a strong 3200psi fast cure...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Thank you, Karda - I appreciate all of the tips from everyone. This has been a really fun project with a ton of learning thrown in to the mix - I would love to make Bura proud of the effort.
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Making some serious progress on the handle and pommel. Again, this is all done by hand - with only a Dremel for polishing/grinding and a drill press for the initial bore hole in the handle. Pommel turned out very well - graceful taper made from 1/8" nickel-silver stock and silver soldered for...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Jay, I have no experience with these types of epoxies. By 3200psi, you mean the shear strength of the bond, right? Not the force required to inject it in the bore cavity. Also, do you have to premix both the base and hardener and then put it in the syringe? Or do some brands come premixed and...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Guys; I'm making progress, but it's a long slow road with just hand tools. I'll try to post some more pictures this weekend. I've selected a piece of black American walnut and have it bored and rough shaped. I also started to work on the replacement pommel using a piece of 1/8" nickel silver...
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Just got back from vacation. Thanks for all the tips, guys!
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    I'm planning on using AcraGlass as the bonding agent. Looking for tips on the best way to secure the keeper to the pommel. Thanks much for your response.
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Jay, the handle was not up to the quality of the blade. There was a substantial divot that I tried to repair with superglue that really detracted from the quality of the blade itself. I want to do this justice as a tribute to Bura. The pommel also needs a facelift.
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    Looking for Handle Remod Tips and Material Resources

    Guys – I'm debating on rehandling an 18" Bura sirupate and was looking for some advice on wood choices. I want to keep the look very traditional and was interested in cocobolo, desert ironwood or American walnut. Of the three, walnut stock is the cheapest, but I'm worried about it splitting...
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