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Old 03-02-2010, 09:18 PM
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one side says "Made by William Edwards"
the other says "Rockblade"





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Youve just set the house on fire gary

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OK i see say no more then
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:19 PM
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This may be pouring petrol on a fire.But is timbo not very liked.
Timbo made a Tw*t out of his self,by getting into the knife game,trying to run before he could walk,his lessons have been learned,so live and let live i say

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:22 PM
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Timbo made a Tw*t out of his self,by getting into the knife game,trying to run before he could walk,his lessons have been learned,so live and let live i say

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OK mate i will say no more on it.As i dont know the in's and out's.Sorry if i have offended any one over this.Did'nt mean to
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:23 PM
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ummm, ok guys guys...
can we get back on topic here?
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so, then, the best way to take these down would to:

-remove the grips and take away from the inside. (question remains, if i wanted to round off the grips contour how do i do that on the outside?)
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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Well there are some weird and wonderful 'designs' on the RockBlade site
It does look to me as if someone bought a blade from there and tried to put a handle on it.
If it was mine, (God forbid), I'd boil the slabs off, use a black micarta for scales, possibly nickel bolsters and try and go for a 'parang' look.



Or not


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Ok I will fall for it.

Why not just take the scales off and remake them from something a little more comfortable? say like wood, you could meld that to the shape of your hand.You might also be able to extend the scales down the blade slightly, it would certainly help with the over all balance and grip

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:20 PM
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ummm, ok guys guys...
can we get back on topic here?
thank you.


so, then, the best way to take these down would to:

-remove the grips and take away from the inside. (question remains, if i wanted to round off the grips contour how do i do that on the outside?)
Just use a belt sander and roll the handle where the corners are to round them off/thin them down. if belt sander isnt an option then just use a file. With antler its better to leave the bark (rough surface) on as it looks/grips much better.

So to recap.

remove scales by boiling in water for a few minutes ( if glued)
If the pins are peened ( squashed) then you will have to file the peening off first.

Once scales are removed, sand the insides down until you get the desired thickness.

Re-attach them using 2 part epoxy and just glue the pins in they wont come out.
When the glue is dry round off the corners top and botton with a file or sander. If using a file, give them a rub down with wet and dry upto about 600 grit though that is entirely your choice you could go higher/smoother or lower/grippier.
The pins will just sand/file down to where you want them, brass is soft so its easy to work. I expect the antler will be harder.

Just noticed the pith/core is still on the antler. Do your best to get rid of this as it is porous, it will let moisture in to the blade where you can get it out. It will rust the blade big time.
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This is the knife in question on the rockblade site, same handle situation.

http://rockblade.co.uk/photo03032009...1263128984.jpg

At least it didnt come like this one. WTF???
http://rockblade.co.uk/photo03032009...1244568868.jpg

By the look of the site, it doesnt seem like the knives will be very good, i wonder how the steel fares? I like a few of the styles on there though. May have to pinch an idea or two.

Robino, did you buy direct from Rockblade or did you get it used? How much did you pay for it if you dont mind me asking?

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:44 PM
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Yeah, it looks like a grinder on the top of the pins would do the trick, then like mark says, just boil the handle and knock the pins out with a punch or nail, job done
If it were me id put a larger handle on.

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