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Offline windy

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Starting over
« on: August 22, 2021, 09:25:03 AM »
Sold my knife collection last week; mostly antiques and cowboy-action reproductions, bowies, trade knives and such--almost none of my own kit stuff; I gave all but a few of those to friends.  Still got 2 6" Green River hunters, a factory-scaled sheep-skinner, a Western L66, and a few old folders.  Went digging around in some boxes though, and found half-dozen or so rusty old Green River blanks: three 6" hunters, 4 skinners (various) and a 4" sheath knife, plus some odds and ends, and enough ebony and rosewood slabs and purpleheart to make checkered scales for all of them, once I've polished off the rust.  I'm just about out of cutlers rivets and soft wire for pins, though; anybody got a list of sources?
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2021, 03:23:56 PM »
Bronze or aluminum welding rods work well (go with thicker aluminum, as the smaller diameter is difficult to work with).  An inexpensive option are bamboo skewers from your local grocery store.  They look a little different but hold up as well as the various metals I have used.