Elk antler


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rcmodel
March 22, 2014, 04:39 PM
Does this look like a knife handle looking for a stick-tang blade or what?

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/dog-treats/whole-elk-antlers

Just saw them advertised on TV a while ago.
Gonna have to check it out at the dog treat store.

rc

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hso
March 22, 2014, 04:43 PM
We bought one after pawing through the bin at PetSmart. Quite the handy item!

rcmodel
March 22, 2014, 07:10 PM
When?

Was I the last one to see the add on TV today after 6 months of adds?

I'm always the last one too know! :cuss:

And is it, or isn't it suitable for a knife handle? :confused:

Rc

hso
March 22, 2014, 10:22 PM
I never saw them on TV, just in the Big Chain Pet Store in a bin. That allowed my daughter and I to paw through them looking for the ones with good bark and tight cores.

There appears to be a variety of them out there.
http://www.chewy.com/s?query=antlers&gclid=CImBs-vMp70CFVFp7AodU2MA_Q

bldsmith
March 22, 2014, 10:38 PM
Yes Elk antler is a good handle material. Just try to find ones with the least amount of pith in the middle. Even if there is some remove it and fill with epoxy. Here are a couple I did.

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/Chuck_Richards/Knife%20Projects/IMAG0093.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/Chuck_Richards/DSC_0008-1.jpg

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/Chuck_Richards/Copy2ofDSC_0307.jpg

Then if you can find it go for sanbar stag. It is much more expensive but really nice.

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j351/Chuck_Richards/Knife%20Projects/museumbowie002corrected_zpsfc25fc57.jpg

StrawHat
March 22, 2014, 11:42 PM
Here are a couple of revolver grips I fashioned from elk sheds I found in Arizona.

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc194/StrawHat/Colt%20clones/SnubbieRevolvers.jpg (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/StrawHat/media/Colt%20clones/SnubbieRevolvers.jpg.html)

I still have most of two sheds I found. Perhaps a pair of stocks for a S&W revolver, or a knife. Or maybe a set of turnscrews for a cased set of revolvers.

horsemen61
March 22, 2014, 11:43 PM
Nice work guys

rcmodel
March 22, 2014, 11:56 PM
Yes, all of those examples are very nice!

But can you make a knife grip out of one of those dog chew toy antlers was my question?

rc

bldsmith
March 23, 2014, 01:02 AM
Yes you can. The only question I have is what it is sealed with. They state in their add it has been sealed with something. It can't be toxic so probably ok. Elk antler is Elk antler. Use it.

rcmodel
March 23, 2014, 01:41 AM
Yep!

I was thinking biodegradable starch or something equally harmless to a dog.

I was also thinking by the time you cut the ends square or angled to match the guard & butt cap + buff & polish the outside?

There wouldn't be any of it left anyway.

rc

bikerdoc
March 23, 2014, 08:04 AM
I bought one at PetCo with the intention on using it to scale a knife blank. Looks promising. Just got to find the time to get to it.

Here is one I did in Bull horn,

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/bikerdoc1948/IMG_1253.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/bikerdoc1948/media/IMG_1253.jpg.html)

hso
March 23, 2014, 02:25 PM
Soaking it in thinned cyanacrylic should stabize it nicely.

StrawHat
March 23, 2014, 02:30 PM
Soaking it in thinned cyanacrylic should stabize it nicely.
hso, How does one do that? How do you thin the stuff?

hso
March 23, 2014, 05:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DfZXM2B51Q

ApacheCoTodd
March 30, 2014, 05:39 PM
Funny, I just saw a fella (couple?) with a table of these at the last Phoenix (Glendale) show a week ago and thought the same thing... handles on the cheap.

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