Orange Handled Hunting Knife

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This is a knife I recently made then sold (right off my belt, literally). The steel is an old Nicholson file, the pin is ss, handle is flourescent orange homemade micarta, the lanyard is black paracord with a deerhorn bead.

Visit my blog - Eagleyeforge.com to see more projects of mine (mainly knives)

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    Oops, I just read that you made the orange stuff for the handle! Is that true. Please tell us how to make it. Step by step. Thanks.

    Where did you get the orange macarta handle material. Can it be purchased somewhere?

    Very nice, did you just use a grinder to shape it, and how long would you say you have spent making it?

    I am brand new in the knife-making world, and as such, I use files so I won't have to heat treat (I usually fail miserably when I try). I was always bothered by the file's teeth in an otherwise cool knife. After a little fiddling around, I came up with a way to remove the teeth quickly and easily. I use an angle grinder to grind the teeth off, and follow up with a power sander and various grits of sandpaper. Gives the steel a interesting, 'wavy', texture.

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    With the angle grinder, you most likely ruined the tempering anyway. In the future, just stick with the power sander and quench frequently.

    But personally, I would just anneal it first so that I wouldn't burn through as many sanding belts; then I would re-harden and temper. Heat treating is not as difficult as you might think, it just takes practice...lots of practice. Read "The $50 Knife Shop" by Wayne Goddard, he describes the process pretty thoroughly.

    Actully, the metal never got so hot that I couldn't touch it. It was just pleasantly warm. To ruin the temper, it would have to get up to the stage where the metal started to turn a brownish color. Also, I have read "The $50 Knife Shop". Where do you think I learned all this?

    Alright, I was just offering some general advice. No need to get defensive, I don't know what you do or do not know (I think that makes sense).

    Sorry if you took that the wrong way. No offense was intended.

    On some of your knifes you have made i have seen liners on the handles. how do you make those and attache them under the handle?