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Offline Binalith

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anyone rehandled one of these?
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:52:22 PM »

the grivory is on it's last legs on my ontario machete, anyone done a rehandle on one of these? if so what are those rivets shaped like, are they the barbell meet-in-the-middle kind? thanks.

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 03:18:30 PM »
I am still new to knife modding but you should be able to able to use solid pins or the loveless / corby bolts on the new handle. I haven't tried the bolts yet but the solids pins are a pretty simple process if you are just trying to rehandle the blade.
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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 03:19:50 PM »
That looks just like one I have...I corded mine and called it good.

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 03:23:26 PM »
Binalith: If I remember correctly they are just large cutlery rivets.  2 piece, one side fits in the other then you whack 'em with a hammer to set them together.  I find they tend to come loose on blades that take alot of impact, like chopping.  If you're gonna re-handle it, I'd suggest corby bolts or pins like Greyhound said.
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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 03:44:23 PM »
thanks bear, that's kind of what I figured, like old kitchen knives. Did you do one? got any pics?

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 04:00:48 PM »
not one of those but I did a BG Gerber parang, it didnt turn out like I had imagined but its comfortable, the wrap is easy to do, just alot of sanding.
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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 04:10:14 PM »
whoa, what is that shrek? looks like its wrapped in bacon!

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 05:06:44 PM »
yeah I've heard that a couple times, its red and white cloth strips and epoxy, it was my first try :P

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2012, 08:00:59 PM »
good idea.

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Re: anyone rehandled one of these?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2012, 08:35:28 PM »
looks like its wrapped in bacon!
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