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Old 02-26-2009, 08:38 AM
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1st Timer Handle Scales??

!st Post want to say hello to members and ask some questions.

I just got a knife for my wading belt(surf fishn), I want to change out the scales on the handle, make em yellow.
Measure 4 x 1&1/4 x 1/8-3/16
I've never done any work on knives before and will be limited to hand tools; saw,files, sandpaper.
I would prefer to do this and get the satisfaction of doing for myself.
Is it possible or should I just have someone make them for me?
I was thinking of using G10 or Micarta then saw the mention of Corian here.
http://knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48039.
How will Corian holdup in the saltwater environment?

Did a google search for yellow G10 and Micarta did not find any links. Does anyone have some for sale?

Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated. TIA Swoop
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:41 AM
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Hi Swoop,

Corian is a synthetic countertop material. It is somewhat durable (it's prone to chipping), but it is very heavy compared to other options for handles.

I haven't seen yellow G10, but I know blaze/hunter orange is available.

The project is doable with saw, files, and sandpaper. You may also need a drill. Have you considered how you will attach the scales to the knife tang? Because of the dust created when working with some materials, you may want at least a dust mask if not a respirator. G10 is a fiberglass laminate, and can cause damage to your respiratory system.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:42 AM
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First of all - welcome!

Check out the stickys at the top of the "newbies arena" - there are links to tons of tutorials to help you out.

With basic tools you can certainly do this yourself, but might I suggest buying a kit knife instead of trying to replace the scale on the one you already have. Mainly because if the knife you have is build well it's going to be a real PITA to get the old scales off!

As for supplies/kits - there are a lot of great vendors. Start with Texas Knife texasknife.com or Jantz.com.

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:25 AM
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Corian should hold up fine in saltwater. It works very easily with a file and other hand tools. I've never seen a bright yellow corian, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You can buy yellow G10 from masecraft.


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Old 02-26-2009, 02:57 PM
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Hi Swoop,
.... Have you considered how you will attach the scales to the knife tang? Because of the dust created when working with some materials, you may want at least a dust mask if not a respirator. G10 is a fiberglass laminate, and can cause damage to your respiratory system.
The original handle is attached using TORX screws (2). I will use the same method to attach the new handle. I do plan on wearing a respirator when working with either G10 or Micarta.

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First of all - welcome!

Check out the stickys at the top of the "newbies arena" - there are links to tons of tutorials to help you out.
With basic tools you can certainly do this yourself, but might I suggest buying a kit knife instead of trying to replace the scale on the one you already have. Mainly because if the knife you have is build well it's going to be a real PITA to get the old scales off!
-Dave
Dave - Thank you for pointing me to the tutorials in the "newbies area. The knife I just got is made of H1 steel. I am familiar with this steel since I have a "Spyderco Tasman Salt" it has the same steel. The stuff does not corrode. I used this knife in the salt last season and intentionally did not wash or clean it as a test. No corrosion.

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Corian should hold up fine in saltwater. It works very easily with a file and other hand tools. I've never seen a bright yellow corian, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You can buy yellow G10 from masecraft.
In another thread here [http://knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48039] it was mentioned that corian samples can be gotten from: http://www.coriansamples.com - they have it in yellow.
Thanks for the masecraft info, they have the yellow G10 but I will have to wait on them because of their $25 minimum, I just need one piece for now.

If anyone on the forum is putting together an order I would send them payment including postage before they added my order to theirs.

Thanks to all who have responded. Your info is very helpful. Swoop/Steve
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:59 PM
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Swoop-
Check Tracey Mickley's site - I think he sells yellow G-10.
http://www.usaknifemaker.com/store/i...ex&cPath=64_36
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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Handle has to wait

I have to prioritize. I have to set the sheath up for the knife I got. The clip on the sheath for the knife won't fit my wading belt. Only so much cash available so I'll have to hold off on the handle.

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