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Svet

Looking for grip material!

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Hi guys, long time no see!

 

For awhile I am back in the bladesmithing world for a sword repair project of mine.

 

I am looking for a piece of black (or dark brown) horn that is big enough to make the two wings of an yataghan grip out of it.

Maybe I can take even white horn/bone, as an exception but for now I am sticking to the black stuff.

 

Do you know any sources that can supply me with the material?

 

Here is what I am looking for (photo taken from the internet):

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Thank you, gents!

Svet

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boone trading. just make sure you keep up with them, I had an order sit on someones desk for a few months before I decided to investigate.

 

http://www.boonetrading.com/Horns.html

 

Get yourself a big water buffalo horn. there should be enough solid material at the tip to make the handle.

 

the rest can be knife scales, you just have to boil the curved horn peices and press them flat in a jig.

 

Mike Lambiase

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Thanks, Mike, great link.

 

Guys, I don't have experience with horns.

Can you advice me what size of a horn would suit my needs?

Is the solid part at the tip of the medium-sized horns big enough for making an yataghan grip out of?

Or should I go with the really, really large ones?

 

Thanks!

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every horn is a little bit different, but if you call those folks over at boone trading and tell them what you need, they can help you out.

 

but when in doubt, go bigger.

 

Mike Lambiase

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Thanks again, Mike.

I will just buy the biggest horn they have in stock.

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