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wrapped knife handles?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by BhmBill, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. BhmBill

    BhmBill Member

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    I made a knife yesterday and need something to cover the handle. I like how the rope/twine/cord wrapped knife handles look and feel and was wondering if anyone could tell me or link me to a website that explain how to properly wrap something to form a handle.

    This is the sort of thing i'm talking about (neither of these are my knife, just examples)

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    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. 7X57chilmau

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    I dabble a bit in knife making, and produced 2 hunters with handles wrapped in leather thong. It was simple and reasonably attractive.... I'm sure others have better methods....

    This was the first knife I ever made, so it's quite crude. I since re-wrapped the handle without allowing the thong to twist, which worked out rather nicer.

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    I started with leather thong (duh). I soaked it in warm water to make it stretchy and pliable. I started the wrap at the guard, holding the free end by having it double back under the wrappings for a couple of rounds. Then continue till the handle's done, pulling firmly each wrap for a good even tension. When I reached the butt, I underwrapped it one wrap to hold the free end.

    I'm a cheater. I hit both ends of the wrap with a couple drops of thin crazy-glue to ensure it never comes undone. I'd like to know a better way to accomplish this myself....

    I also want to see photos of your knife!

    J
     
  3. Todd A

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    I am not sure if there is a way to properly wrap a handle. It is differant depending on the knife handle( shape,holes, how deep the knife sits in a kydex sheath exc.) and the users hands.

    For example my Becker is wrapped to suit me (by trial and error)...many others have wrapped theirs far differantly.

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    Which knife are you wrapping? Maybe then one of us could show an example.
     
  4. CWL

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    I typed "how to wrap a knife handle" into Google and got 745,000 hits...

    Saw plenty of photo "how-to's" as well as videos online.

    I personally don't like wrapped handles as they don't insulate your hand for chopping, nor is it comfortable for lengthy work sessions. Cords also absorb & hold moisture, dirt, grime, bacteria, blood, etc.
     
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