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How Many Pieces Does It Take To Make A Scandi Type Hidden Tang ?

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by FORGE, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Thought I would show how many pieces and how muck work goes into making one of these knives.
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    And the final product

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  2. SharpFactory

    SharpFactory New Member

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    Wow really great knife!
     
  3. Joelsund

    Joelsund New Member

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    Wow that’s awesome. How did you get the curved tang to slide through there? Did you just drill one big hole through the main wood part?
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Beauty! Thanks Cal!
     
  5. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    You drill a hole from each end and then slot it out in the shape of the tang. It is a challenge to get the curve in the hole so the tang slides through. Yes you could drill one BIG hole but when you shape the handle hope you don't hit that epoxy filled cavity and have to start all over again.
    Roto zip makes a 1/8 carbide cutter that I take and silver braze on to a piece of 1/8 music wire a couple of inches long. This allows toy to get in and gouge out the handle material until the tang will slide on.
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very cool Cal. Where to you get the super thin black fibre spacer?
     
  7. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Dan the only place I have ever found it is K&G in Arizona.
    If I remember correctly it is 0.015 thick, which is about 1/2 the thickness of anyone else.
    https://knifeandgun.com/collections/spacer
    Then if you put it in the press and apply about 20 tons it gets a bit thinner.
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Thanks. I see then have 0.015" in white too. Going to order me some.
     

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