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Need handle materials ideas for a friction folder

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Hey guys, a quick update on the knife:
I finished it, using "Appalachian Ivory" and am going to make a separate thread with pictures of the finished product. Feel free to tell me how badly I messed up. :)

No need to start another thread, just to make us merge them

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Hey Guys, I'd like to thank everyone that helped, and I'd like to show you my very first knife.
It doesn't seem too functional,
but I'm proud of it nonetheless .


Now the specs.:
Blade: It's carbon steel with a forced patina
Handle: PVC, boiled and ground into shape,
Pins: Some old nails I had laying around.

Feel free to tell me how and where I messed up.

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nice to see it come together :) gotta side with Geoff though, some better pics would be helpful, maybe one of the opposite scale as well.  i like the handle shape too, i think that came out well.

 

looking forward to seeing the next one ;)

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My daily carry is micarta made from black work pants and grey work shirts and a 1/2 quart of fiberglass resin

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I made this blade and then I realised there is no hardwood in my area. I'd like to make micarta but I don't think people use fiberglass resin in Puerto Rico for much, so I can't find that in the hardware store.
Any Ideas?


Forgot to mention that the delivery services don't ship here so I can't just buy blanks.
I'd really like some help guys.

I know this is outdated now, but for future reference, I googled "trees native to puerto rico" and Wiki (I know, I know :rolleyes: ) listed 47 different species. Coccobola, a hardwood, I believe, was one. I didn't look into many as they were listed by their scientific names (i.e. Species and genus etc) and I'm far from a botany or wood expert LOL. Also found this PDF claiming over 500 different species indigenous to PR: prwoods.pdf

 

Hope this is useful

Scott

 

Edit: After reading further, the PDF goes on to say that only 52 or so are "saw-log size available for domestic or commercial use". But heck! I can't name a 10 hardwoods here in the US :D

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