Step 12: Carve the Hilt
The hilt for me was a lot of fun because i got some wood that I could carve very easily.
1. carve out the inside of the wood enough for the blade to fit in very snugly with with both layers of wood on top of each other. Outline the hilt on the blade to the handle to carve out only where you need to.
I used this knife to put a 35* angle on each edge of the wood ,then filed it smooth with a course and smooth file.
lacquer the wood with 4-5 coats , if you want a very nice shine.
Don't put your handle on yet this is not the step for it.
After you carve it all out and you're sure you can get the blade in without the handle parts coming apart epoxy the handle together //WITHOUT\\ the blade in it.