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Mora blank blade meets some wood

ch Offline Sneider

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Mora blank blade meets some wood
on: April 03, 2022, 08:27:31 PM
Learning to make solid wood knife handles (with a rat tail tang) has been on my to do list for a long time.
So I got a cheap blank blade, a long drill and got started.

Was a good practice, I learned a lot and I'm pretty happy with the result (for a first try)















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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 09:00:07 PM
Looks very good! And definitely for a first try :cheers:

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #2 on: April 03, 2022, 09:44:57 PM
Nice!


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #3 on: April 03, 2022, 10:28:24 PM
Beautiful job - looks very elegant  :like:
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #4 on: April 03, 2022, 10:30:58 PM
That looks really nice 8) :drool: Great work :like:


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #5 on: April 04, 2022, 12:43:48 AM
That looks awesome!


I have been itching to handle a Helle blank. The blanks are a tiny fraction of their finished knives (to the point knife, handle materials, and materials for a sheath or even a cheap generic sheath would work to about half the finished knife), and my problem has been dealing with the stick tang, as opposed to a flat/full tang with holes to pin the scales to. I'll be using this post as a guide, and start with a much cheaper Mora blank.


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #6 on: April 04, 2022, 12:46:36 AM
Nice job.
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us Offline Hawaiiknifeandgear

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #7 on: April 04, 2022, 02:02:34 AM
Nice work!


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #8 on: April 04, 2022, 03:02:56 AM
Kudos to you, Sir, on a great, simply elegant, first try! Keep us (me!) posted of future projects.  :hatsoff:  :tu:


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #9 on: April 04, 2022, 10:49:04 AM
Thank you all for your praise!  :salute:  :cheers:


@cody: The same with me. I want to build myself a nice puukko with a good forged blade. Because I had zero experience with stick tang before, I made this knife as a practice. Can only recommend it to you, it's easier than I thought. My only problem was that I don't have a stand drill, so it wasn't possible for me to drill two perfectly parallel holes for the tang. So I just drilled a single hole and filed it out. Next time I'll buy a good needle file for that, the cheap scrap files on the photo are no fun to work with.
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #10 on: April 04, 2022, 06:09:06 PM
Nice job !    :like:


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #11 on: April 05, 2022, 05:13:49 AM
Thank you all for your praise!  :salute:  :cheers:


@cody: The same with me. I want to build myself a nice puukko with a good forged blade. Because I had zero experience with stick tang before, I made this knife as a practice. Can only recommend it to you, it's easier than I thought. My only problem was that I don't have a stand drill, so it wasn't possible for me to drill two perfectly parallel holes for the tang. So I just drilled a single hole and filed it out. Next time I'll buy a good needle file for that, the cheap scrap files on the photo are no fun to work with.
It looks like you did a great job with the tools you had! I've hafted a couple of Mora blade blanks (I cut pieces off of a wooden sledgehammer handle for the handle blanks) and I always have trouble shaping the hole to fit the tapered section of tang at the base of the blade. I also need to get a longer drill bit like that one.

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #12 on: April 07, 2022, 08:00:22 PM
Nice job, Sneider, that looks awesome!  :like:


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #13 on: April 08, 2022, 03:05:14 PM
Nice job, Sneider, that looks awesome!  :like:

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #14 on: April 26, 2022, 04:00:33 PM
fancied it up very nicely


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #15 on: April 26, 2022, 04:30:41 PM
Very nice!


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #16 on: April 26, 2022, 06:39:34 PM
Very nice gents!

Here's the only one I ever tried to do myself.  Many years ago now so I can't even tell you who made the "AK" stamped blade. IIRC blade and brass bits came in from a Finnish website.

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #17 on: May 01, 2022, 03:33:55 PM
Thank you guys.
@hsherzfeld and Gareth: Looks good! Thanks for showing here.  :salute:

I recently made another one. My first time with bronze. The stuff is harder than I thought.



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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #18 on: May 01, 2022, 03:37:02 PM
Nice work Gareth.

@Sneider that is  :drool: :gimme:
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #19 on: May 01, 2022, 03:45:26 PM
That's another great looking knife Sneider.  :hatsoff:

I've never worked with bronze but given they used to make swords, axes and cannons out of the stuff I'm guessing it has it's strengths.  :D
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #20 on: May 02, 2022, 12:07:54 PM
Excellent looking blades Gareth and Sneider :salute: :like:


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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #21 on: May 02, 2022, 05:53:37 PM
Nice work Gareth.

@Sneider that is  :drool: :gimme:

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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #22 on: May 02, 2022, 10:38:48 PM
Thank you guys.  :cheers:

@Gareth: Well, right. I just read that bronze should be processed with separate files etc. My old iron file was probably not the ideal tool for this.  :think:
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #23 on: May 07, 2022, 11:43:02 PM
That bronze looks amazing!  :drool:
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Re: Mora blank blade meets some wood
Reply #24 on: May 16, 2022, 04:19:05 AM
cool


 

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