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Stone knife scales

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Jackson, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    Has anyone used cut polished stone for knife handles ? I went to a rock/gem show yesterday and came across something I had to have. It just seemed begging to become part of my next two knives. Any suggestions much appreciated. I figure I can shape the stone on a belt sander while spraying it with water to control the dust. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    I tried the belt sander tonight and it was OK. The grinder with a course wheel was better or should I say quicker. Don't get me wrong it may be quicker but it's Not quick ;) I had a hand sprayer with water and a rag underneath to catch the mess. I think I'll look into buying a cheap tile saw to trim the ends and the grinder should take care of smoothing the edges. I think I'll be joining a rock club because apparently they have demo's and let you use their equipment.
     
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  4. Jackson

    Jackson New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Grouch. This has been posted for so long with no comment that I thought the site had folded up. That is a very intensive site, can't hardly imagine building something like that let alone making all those gorgeous knives. Just goes to show what a person can do. Cheers :=)
     
  5. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Stone looks nice but I would be afraid of dropping a knife , the pucker and oh $hit factor !
     
  6. Grouch

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    The same is true of Mammoth tooth Rob. Its not bad stabilized but still scares the bejeepers out of me to drop it.
     
  7. Jim T

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    Guess the same could be said about blacklip mother of pearl, white pearl and a few other natural materials.
     
  8. Jackson

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    Jan Fisher claims stone handles are very durable. very interesting site.
     

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