Folding Knife handle
Sometime last year I lost my favorite belt-knife. This is one that I'd done a day-hike once to recover after leaving it in the woods. I loved that knife, but it was pricey. Jess was looking for ideas for me for christmas and discovered that knife blanks made of good steel are surprisingly cheap, so she got me a couple blanks, some wood, and a few other related tools. One's a folder, and one's a belt-knife. I just finished the folder: The handle is zebra-wood, which I think is pretty neat looking. It's also a very dense wood which is kindof nice. I started this knife at my parent's house over the holidays. Stupidly, I didn't take pictures of a lot of the steps, but I'll go through them here anyway. Note that the handle of a full-tang knife, where the two sides don't touch, are called scales.
Posted by mbrewer at 11:27