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Yep, round will look good on that and mirror the round at the rear of the handle. It will soften the visual but you may want to reposition the pins. move the front one forward and center the rear one and you may want to add another between them

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You may have to rivet a brass filler inn that hole to get the pin hole there if that is the center beteen the two end pins

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I second Garry's opinion. With that rounded handle butt, round the front as well. I also agree with the three pin idea. Make the distances between the front and rear of the scale to the center of the rear and front pins equal. Split the difference with a third pin in the center.

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4 hours ago, David Pessall said:

Thanks for the advice.  This blade has been scrapped! 

Can you tell us why as it was easily salvagable and would have been a nice little knife with a couple of adjustmens as mentioned above.

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Rather than scrap it, fill the existing holes and drill new ones.  You could plug weld them, wrap the blade in a wet cloth and weld them up.  Or you could hammer a copper plug into the holes and drill that out.  You sometimes see a "repair" like that in Japanese swords.  You can also drill a smaller hole through the handle material, using the bigger holes as is.  Then fill the big holes with epoxy.  With a little bit of fussing you could fill the holes with JB weld and grind it flush once it sets.

The fact is, the pins give a bit of shear resistance should the knife get dropped, but most of the work holding it all together is done by the epoxy.  The pins are mostly belt and suspenders.

 

Geoff

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