Making a Neck Knife

While I have been thinking about what scales I want to use on the bushcraft knife I am slowly building I set about buying some knife blanks to practice handle shaping with. The first one I finished used a Enzo 70 neck knife scandi blank from English Handmade Knives, with Blue-Black G10 scales and Hunter Orange G10 liners.

out of sheath

I cut the scales as close to size as I could and found I had a piece that could be useful somewhere else so I kept it, I then shaped the handle by using the slack underside of the belt (80 grit as that is the only type I can find that fits my grinder). There are a few spots where I caught the back of the ricasso and the side of the blade, this was my first time so I am happy with these few blips.

in sheath

That extra piece of scale material I had left over was made into a firesteel handle by Ben Orford who made a Kydex sheath (something I will be trying in the future) for me, I have a few more blanks and will be trying to get more hands on practice shaping handles in the future.

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