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Knife and Tool Discussion => Self-Made Knives => Topic started by: pete28 on August 15, 2017, 05:52:41 AM

Title: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: pete28 on August 15, 2017, 05:52:41 AM
Morning folks been a bit! I have watched several great tutorials on stacked leather handles for knives and the process seems pretty straight forward. My question is I have several pieces of leather strips kind of like laces from farmers bundle or remnant packs that I have picked up over the past few months. Would it be possible to use all those scrap pieces to wrap a knife handle instead of stacking and still achieve the same kind of results?

Thanks,
Pete
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: 1066vik on August 15, 2017, 09:08:05 PM
most of the leather in farmer bundles and remnant packs are highly corrosive due to the way they are tanned.
I would not recommend using them for a handle unless you have a way to protect the metal so it's never in contact with the leather.
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: crashdive123 on August 16, 2017, 04:39:22 AM
I have no idea about the properties of the leather, but I would think that if the leather is soaked thoroughly enough with the resin that you would be fine.  Here's a vid I did a while back on wrapping a handle with cloth that shows one way to do the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuiBha4kT6o&list=PLuzJ-521vbuNn3ITv68CGb-jYGhpk_8Nr&t=26s&index=22
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: wsdstan on August 16, 2017, 08:08:17 AM
Nice job Crash.
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: wolfy on August 16, 2017, 09:55:44 AM
When you rolled on that fluorescent pink stuff I thought you'd lost your mind, but the end result was quite striking!  Not something I'd probably pick, but very attractive in the finished form.....I was really surprised. :shocked:

A very good instructional video, Crash......thanks for posting it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: Quenchcrack on August 16, 2017, 05:13:44 PM
Very nice job, crash!  I really like the blade shape.
Title: Re: Leather Handle building question?
Post by: pete28 on August 17, 2017, 05:55:03 AM
Thanks guys and Crash that helps tremendously!