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Jeremiah Watson

First Knife Question

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Hello, 

I’m new to the forum and bladesmithing, thanks for having me. 

This is my first attempt at forging a knife, i only pinned this two times, I realize nowI should have had another pin. Can I add a third pin now without cracking the wood scales?

 

 

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Welcome aboard!

The real question here is, is the tang hardened up near the blade?  If so, you may not be able to drill a hole in it.  The scales will take care of themselves.  If the tang is too hard to drill, the bit will wander a bit and make the hole in the scale too big, plus it'll dull or even break the bit.

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It depends if your tang has hardened or not. I personally wouldn't bother trying because you'll only know once your scale has been drilled.

Edit: opps, Alan was a faster ninja

Edited by Joël Mercier

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