KPeacock Posted February 6, 2009 Share Posted February 6, 2009 As I'm now comfortable welding and patterning damascus, I've moved my focus to finishing blades in various configurations. Last night i was practicing attaching scales to a piece of mild steel and I ran into a few issues. The primary problem is that I've never seen this done, and really have no idea what Im' doing. The second problem is that I'm not sure what tools I should be using. If anybody has a bit of free time, could you please detail the process of using brass pins to secure scales. The more detail you want to provide, the happier I'll be. I'm looking for info such as, length of brass rod protruding from scales. Ball pien side of a mallet, or flat face of a mallet? Repeated light taps, or heavier blows? Try to mushroom one side at a time, or alternate sides every 3rd,7th,20th hit? Any advice and info is appreciated. To date, all of my knives that have been finished have been hidden tang. I prefer the look of scales on a knife and of course the additional strength provided by a full tang design. Thanks, Kris Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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