After chatting to bushwhacker bob the other day about knife handle construction I thought I would have a go with a Frost Laplander blade I bought many years ago.
The blade was always bought with the intention of making a handle but as I was clueless on how to get it to fit together it stayed in my scout box with some whipping cord as a handle.
After a casual five minute chat and a spare couple of hours I set to work.
The wood is from an ornimental cherry which died last year (the stump is now home to a brood of stagbeetle larva)
I can guarantee to construction process is completely wrong just grabbed what tools were at hand ie my shed is too cluttered to even get into lol. So apart from a bit of sandpaper/emery cloth all the woodwork was done with the actual blade in the photos or my trusty cheap Mora blade. The brass tube used for the rivets was bought from B&Q for about £3ish and was cut with a junior hacksaw.
Overall I am happy with my first attempt but any advice gladly received especially if I should oil the wood to help protect it?
The handle is a bit chunky but it fits in my hand just right.
Enjoy and probably laugh....
knife start.jpgside by side.jpgbit of rough.jpgFinished side.jpgfinished top.jpg