Dan Scott Posted August 4, 2011 Share Posted August 4, 2011 I've got a client that would like a modern-ish wrap on a steak knife done with not-so modern materials. Specifically, he was thinking materials that would have been used in the "pioneer days". On top of that, it needs to be something I can wrap that will not exceed a 1/2" total width of the handle. I can't really give an exact date range for the pioneer days, but I figured someone here might have some ideas of what I should use. He suggested sisal twine, but I think that stuff is going to fray and split like crazy, and get wear really quickly. So, I was thinking a leather lace would work well, such as this stuff from tandy. As for the leather, would that be doable for a wrap? Also, how could I finish that? I usually epoxy my wraps, but will that soak up epoxy like paracord does? The only other material I could think of that may have been available was cotton cordage, but I feel that wouldn't give the knife the more American feel the customer is looking for. I'd really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks, Dan Corvus Forge Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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