Caden_Vekk Posted June 14, 2016 Share Posted June 14, 2016 I'm working on my first knife made of damascus. Its a full tang knife that I intend on using buffalo horn for the scales. The problem I'm having is that on this model knife I have always rounded over all of it: the spine the tang, everything has a by-eye rounding to it that is totally dependent upon the the handle scales being in place while grinding it. Being damascus, I'm going to have to dip the knife (with handle material in place) in ferric chloride. I'm going for a very light etch, just enough to bring out the pattern on the surface...but I have no idea how buffalo horn reacts to ferric chloride...much less the Pops two part epoxy that I use. My question is: do any of you have any workarounds to this problem? Or will the buffalo and epoxy be fine for a ~1 min dip in acid? Any tips and tricks are welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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