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Offline hayshaker

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anyone hunt pronghorn antelope
« on: December 11, 2016, 05:28:28 AM »
what do people do with the horns i mean if you hunt pronghorn all the time
i ask cause i would like to get a set to make a couple of flintknapped knives,
actully i already have the blades set aside for just such an occasion.

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Re: anyone hunt pronghorn antelope
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:01:25 AM »
The horns are actually hair and are hollow until about 6" from the tip.  I have seen a few horn scaled knives but never used it myself.  It polishes up okay but burns easily and stinks (just like burning hair) from what I have read.  You can boil in a pressure cooker and flatten it out to make two piece scales. 
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Re: anyone hunt pronghorn antelope
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 10:31:27 AM »
I've seen some antelope horn sheathes for sale at rendezvous, but for reasons that Stan already listed, I don't believe they'd make very good knife handles.  :-\    It is very thin, not very durable and tends to delaminate with age.  I ain't trying to rain on your parade.....just reporting what I've seen. :-X
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Re: anyone hunt pronghorn antelope
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 03:53:20 PM »
as for flintknapped knives thier really not used more like safe queens i guess.
so the really don't get out much. i have a large tote full of them i've made.
used everything for handles from black bear fangs and raccoon jaws for neck knives
to coyote,bear, deer leg deer antler elk antler and even pipestone red&black.

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Re: anyone hunt pronghorn antelope
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 10:09:39 PM »
as for flintknapped knives thier really not used more like safe queens i guess.
so the really don't get out much. i have a large tote full of them i've made.
used everything for handles from black bear fangs and raccoon jaws for neck knives
to coyote,bear, deer leg deer antler elk antler and even pipestone red&black.
I sure hope you're able to post pictures pretty soon! ;)
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