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Bolt-on Scales?

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Grizz Axxemann, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    So after seeing @John Noon's thread about cooking off his scale, I got nervous. That seems to be something I would probably do with some regularity, seeing as I have these big, clumsy ham fists. Most people's hands vanish inside mine when we handshake. I've already got a bad feeling my first few bevel attempts are going to look like crap because of it, but steel is much more forgiving than micarta or wood.

    I also like the rugged, utilitarian look of cap screws, be it hex or torx. Would it be feasible to tap the holes right into the knife, or would a guy be better messing with epoxy (and running the same risk of cooking off the epoxy) and being at square one with a screwup? I see tapping the blade steel as being better to deal with from the standpoint of easily being able to remove one scale and not risk damaging the other.

    Anyone ever use this approach?
     
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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