Discussion in 'Design' started by Newfiebackflip, Mar 15, 2016.
is there a general rule of thumb one should remember for tangs when designing knives?
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Full tang or hidden tang?
Full tang: generally I make extra holes to reduce weight and keep a balance point at the front of the handle.
Hidden tang: make sure there is a taper in both planes so you can slide the bolster or guard on.
Use a file guide to set the shoulders in as perfect of a line as possible.
The tang should go at least 3/4 of the way through the handle.
Through tangs can be shorter as a bolt or other fastener will give that extra support back to the rear bolster.
Thanks Dan I appreciate it.
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