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JohnC

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I've got the bevels ground and am starting on the sharpening with a variety of stones.. I'm hoping to beeswax the sheath tonight. After that its choosing the contents of the tube!
Keen to see others take on the finishing..
 

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I've got the bevels ground and am starting on the sharpening with a variety of stones.. I'm hoping to beeswax the sheath tonight. After that its choosing the contents of the tube!
Keen to see others take on the finishing..


What sort of measurement is the tube?
 

Madriverrob

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Struggling with finger guard ..........
I sourced a test tube kind of thing but its a bit on the narrow side for my liking , not sure on the measurements as I'm still at work.
Sheath wise I was thinking of using an MOD survival knife sheath in MTP .
 
jsut a suggestion as i have one here to look at waiting A Full flat Grind

if you dont need the Bolster you could grind the choil bigger as per the Photo and remove the red area this would make it more usable and fairly comfy

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TeeDee

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Got my knife back from FGYT , ( Thanks! ) , can I get some feedback on how guys have made the bolster?


Also what have people done for the lock nut end?

Cheers.
 
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JohnC

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I bought an aluminium spacer that was the right diameter from ebay (?19mm). It had a hole drilled that was about 1mm below the ?M8 size to screw on the blade handle end. I used a tap set to cut the thread and cut a slot into the end, I checked for fit then marked where the lanyard hole tube intersected. I used a round file to make the channel on it. The lanyard tube was a section of aluminium tube from ebay (10mm OD x 6mm ID). The lanyard tube has to have a 1mm or so channel cut round it to fit onto a flexible projection inside the handle.
 

TeeDee

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jsut a suggestion as i have one here to look at waiting A Full flat Grind

if you dont need the Bolster you could grind the choil bigger as per the Photo and remove the red area this would make it more usable and fairly comfy

16797987_1614918311856570_7711103505251942048_o.jpg



I was thinking a quick fix maybe to cut a notch in the top of the plastic handle so that it slides forwards and then engages at the top and bottom point.
 

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