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« on: May 30, 2015, 04:17:45 pm »

It’s been a while since I made my first set of scales, so I decided to try it again, this time with a 6-1/2” inch skinner knife. There is not a lot of rocks to choose from if making something from local rock in my part of Texas, but on a relative’s lake cabin at Oak Creek, a few hours south of here, there is chert laying all over the place.





I slabed some up;



Outlined my knife;



Trim saw work;



Cut, grind and polish, and here is my skinner. Blade is 3”, handle is 3- ˝”;









Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 06:18:21 pm »

That turned out very nice. Should be easy to maintain and be very durable also. Well Done!

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 08:21:48 pm »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 11:31:08 pm »

what adhesive for the skins?
I have a couple blades i want to put tiger eye on
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 04:57:54 am »

Nice work and local stone as a bonus.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 09:56:32 am »

The work looks good. 

Use Loctite 325 for adhesion.  I have never had a scale come off and I have over 2300 knives out there with Loctite used.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 11:50:04 am »

Nice, i will be making my knife skins soon then.
I still want the brass pins though for visual coolness, i will have to figure it out.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 02:19:33 pm »

The work looks good. 

Use Loctite 325 for adhesion.  I have never had a scale come off and I have over 2300 knives out there with Loctite used.

Thank you Michael.
I used Epoxy 330, but I will get some Loctite 325 for future use, can't argue with numbers like that.
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