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Thanks for the nice comments, Guys!

 

On 12/15/2015, 12:19:10, mitch4ging said:

Love it!  I really like the sheep horn, though I've yet to  try some. I have a knife made by Scott Roush with horn, and I've liked it ever since.

Also like your bolster engraving / texture.  Is it cold blued?

thanks for posting.

 

Mitch

 

Mitch, bolsters and blade are cold blued.I use no specific brand for coloring ...just whats available and gives patina.

Thanks.

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On 12/16/2015, 1:44:42, Worshipdrummer said:

How did you get your sheep's horn straight and flat for a scale?  Boiling?  I have a large supply of Ram's Horn but I am not sure how to process it correctly.

Yes, I boil it in water. some prefer oil but water works as well.The pieces just have to be hot.It is important to hurry pressing them, before they loose the warmth.

And they should remain like this for several days.Then cut out a oversized scale and cook and press again.Scales should be clamped between platens when not working with them, to keep them as straight as possible.

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