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Knife Designing-tang

Discussion in 'Design' started by Newfiebackflip, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Newfiebackflip

    Newfiebackflip New Member

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    is there a general rule of thumb one should remember for tangs when designing knives?
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    :whistlingTo tired for serious so....two cups of water and a tablespoon of sugar
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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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.

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    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.

    Dan
     
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    Newfiebackflip New Member

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    Thanks Dan I appreciate it.
     
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