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Old 01-12-2010, 03:50 PM
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Putting together a sgain dubh

Morning all,

Ordered some materials for a hunter style knife. I got a sambar stag tine in for the handle. I've seen these used before and giving their history as a hunting knife it makes sense.

Now researching them to see how some are set up all I can find are ones that use rolls. Does anyone have or know of examples that use tines?

Here is a sample pic of what I'm ordered -



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Jim-
I was looking at sgian dubh myself a little while back. I pulled some of the pics I collected of the stag handled ones and stuck them in this album:

http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid22882837

I don't think it's exactly what you're lookng for, but may help.
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That's some of what I was thinking about.

Here's what I got so far -



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Well here's step 2. Since it cost's a fortune to start the kiln I normally do a batch. Here is the current group -



The top right (GP Hunter) is ready for the heat treat. It's a commission with the ebony. The three smaller ones around the middle are ready to have the blades ground. Pearl with the top small one (a Gent's EDC) and stag and micarta for the sqian dubh. Not sure what I'm going to use on the dagger but I have some materials coming in as trade. The one on the top is going to be a dress drop point hunter (Classic Loveless) with seraphinite gem stone. The last one on the right is another of the hunters. This is going with some ironwood burl. Dressy but still very usable for a handle.

Back to the historical piece. Here is a up close of the sgian dubh ready to grind. I like cleaning them up before grinding making it easier to finish after the primary bevel is ground. The shoulders have been squared up and the tang narrowed. While looking for a hunting style one I will be dressing it up somewhat with spacing material at the top. Probably will be two pieces of the ivory micarta with some thin black spacing material between each of the pieces between the hilt and the handle.



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