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Philip Patton

My first Framehandle WIP

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This is my first attempt at a frame handle knife, and it has taught me many things

The blade was made from some Randy Haas stainless steel damascus, and is friction fit into a channel in the frame and is pulled tight to the guard by a bolt.

The handle is made from horn I stabilized,  wrought iron, and copper. The handle is held together with 9 pins and epoxy.
 
 

 

 

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Thank you posting this.  I am learning and really want to make a frame handle bowie.  Instructions like this are worth their weight in gold for a students of steel like myself.

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2 hours ago, Kreg said:

I am gonna wave the rookie flag here......why not just make a full tang handle?? Curiosity got the best of me. Great looking knife btw.

One reason is the type of guard you want to use. The frame handle lets you slide a thin guard up to the base of the blade-- to do the the same thing on a full-tang knife, your blade has to be significantly wider than your handle.
Basically, the frame handle lets you combine aesthetic features of full-tang and hidden/through tang type blades that couldn't otherwise coexist.

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It also has a bit of a "how'd he do that?" factor when the frame material matches the blade and there is a solid guard in what looks like a notch in the full tang.

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