Jclonts82 Posted November 7, 2017 Share Posted November 7, 2017 I've been asked to make a Bowie knife for a friend to give away as a gift for Christmas. I have some elk antler that I stabilized in red dyed cactus juice, and want to try that as the handle. My question: Those who have used antlers for a handle, how did/do you attach the tang, what style of tang etc...? My leading thought is to make a hidden tang, round, and cut threads into it and drill a smaller hole in the spongy looking antler marrow. Add epoxy and screw the tang in, having it cut its own threads in the antler, making a really tight fit. Is this easily feasible, or is there a much easier way that's just as secure? I will add pics of the stabilized antler piece tonight when I get home from work to help give a better visual. I really appreciate any input here. Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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