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Fat / Big Diameter - Knife Handle

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  1. dog gone it

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    Im crippled due to an accident, and if possible, I would like to find a skinning knife, or something close, that has a larger than normal diameter handle.
    I have searched the internet to no avail, so maybe Im entering the wrong words for my search.
    I hate push my luck, but if it had a rubberized grip of some kind, then that would be a bonus.
     
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    Got any friend that make knives or That could rescale an existing?
    I'd love to help you out but I haven't touched my bench in 2 years. Getting old sucks!
     
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    Not sure where you are in TN but if you're close to the Smokey Mtn Knifeworks (SMKW) I would take a ride there. If they don't have something to fit your need then you may have to look at a custom knife. Should be able to find a custom maker locally to build want you need.

    SMKWs is worth the visit even if they don't have something for ya!

    Good luck and keep us posted.
     
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    Just thinking of creative solutions if the above recommendations don't work out. How about lengths of bike inner tube around the handle to increase the diameter, or some manner of rubber grip?
     
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    One option (a DIY proposition) is simply to find a knife that meets your needs and wrap the handle with cord until it fits your hand. Here's a site that goes into the ins and outs of "coxcombing" as it's called...

    http://www.frayedknotarts.com/tutorials/coxcombing/coxcombing.html

    At one time it was common for sailors to decorate or enhance the tools they used daily so that they'd work better or just be something personalized - and this might be just the ticket for someone needing a custom knife handle without the cost of have a custom blade maker doing the work for them...
     
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  8. dog gone it

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    Same here but thanks for mentioning that. I dont have any friends that work on knifes.
    This might be the ticket.
    Thanks

    Im in middle TN, about 1 hour west of Nashville. We plan on going to East TN sometime in May. I will keep this in mind. Thanks
    https://www.smkw.com/

    Not a bad idea. Thanks

    Another good idea. Thanks

    Great ideas. Thanks for all the great help. I definitely have something to go on now.
     
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    Bike handle tape. I did an old Estwing with it as the leather was shot. Stretchy, grippy, and comes with an adhesive finishing tape.
     
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    I came across this video awhile back and he makes a hoof knife for shoeing horses and the handle is made from thermoplastic beads that he boils in water and than molds together to fit his hand. I don't know how durable the stuff is but he seems to like it and uses the knife in later videos.

    It seems like you could buy a skeletonized knife or even a kit knife blade that you like then use these beads to mold any size handle that you want. You'd get a custom handle with the blade shape you like and would need almost no tools. (the handle making starts around 28 min mark)
     
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  11. dog gone it

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    Practical idea. Thanks
    Interesting, and would fit good for sure. Thanks
     
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    You're welcome. Good luck.
     
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    I've seen some knives with paracord handles that look attractive and are inexpensive. Not hard to do either. I've never seen it done, but there is no reason why a paracord handle couldn't be used over a factory handle to make the grip larger.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Wrap-Paracord-Around-a-Knife-Handle
     
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    How big a handle are you wanting? I've got a gerber I re-scaled a while ago that's got a kinda fat handle. Used it as a dive knife for a while since I never used it while hunting.

    It's about 7/8" thick and 1 1/4" wide at the widest point. It probably wouldn't be too had for me to make another set of scales, or a solid wood grip that was larger

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