Thought I’d share a wee knife project I undertook recently.
I have a few Svord Peasant friction folding knives, good blades but the simple plastic handles are kinda boring and ripe for modifying
Here's an early modified on with a tough acryllic handle I made ages ago
I love stag handled designs so had a bash with some stag antler and tried to improve the “in hand” shape
The antler cutting I chose fits in my hand really well so started on my "rustic" handle.. the new shape compared to the factory handles below
Simply cut, filed and smoothed a rough shape, step drilled the holes and fitted the internal stop screws and some bolts.
Looked a bit oversized at first but just feels right in the hand, fits me perfect and I've left a good rough finish on the stag for superb grip.
Unfortunately my resources are a bit thin on the ground so had to make do with some stainless set screw and bolts, might look better with brass but easy enough to replace whenever I get round to it.
Not exactly Stu Mitchel or Alan Wood standards but good fun tinkering if nothing else, passes the time at work