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Slimmimg Down a Kraton Knife Handle

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Landlocked Pirate, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. Landlocked Pirate

    Landlocked Pirate Member

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    Hi y'all.

    I just purchased a Ka-bar Heavy Bowie that I don't have a particular need for, I just wanted one. I love the blade size and shape, but the handle is just too wide across to be comfortable. I am actually considering returning it because of the handle width, but before I did I wanted to check here about the feasibility slimmimg down a Kraton knife handle without ruining it, by sanding or by some other means, and if any of you have ever performed such a task. I appreciate the help, thanks.
     
  2. mbogo

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    I'd use a razor blade and take very thin slices off.

    Sell the knife and buy one that fits.

    mbogo
     
  3. hso

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    Sanding with a very coarse grit should work. I suggest using a belt instead of pad. Get the cheapest you can find because the kraton will clog the belt.
     
  4. Yo Mama

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    I don't know if I'd reduce the size, as the outside of the handle appears sealed?

    I have one, and have smallish hands, and don't have a comfort issue.
     
  5. Tom Hudson

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    really no issue with it being sealed - like hso said use something like an 80 grit - fo finer after you get it to shape - get some shoe dye at wally-world - polish it up - tom
     
  6. Landlocked Pirate

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    Thanks for the replies. Actually, as I have handled it more it has gotten more comfortable, so even though I would prefer a slimmer grip I might decide to just live with as it is. But if I do decide to alter it y'all have given some good advice.
     
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