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25-5 02-11-2013 08:54 PM

Knife handle crack
 
I have a real nice hunting knife with a elk antler handle separated from the guard with a band of buffalo horn. I noticed a crack in the elk handle near the buffalo horn band. :( I am guessing it is from drying out. How do I stop this from getting worse or happening at another spot.
Thanks!

Dan308 02-11-2013 08:56 PM

can you post a picture of it?

25-5 02-11-2013 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan308 (Post 1133703)
can you post a picture of it?

you got it.
Thanks

undumb 02-11-2013 09:38 PM

Duct tape!

25-5 02-11-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by undumb (Post 1133753)
Duct tape!

Thank you! You have earned your place in the smart ass club. :D

undumb 02-11-2013 10:34 PM

Sorry about that.

I don't think the horn is repairable, but a good knife craftsman would be able to replace the handle. There is a local craftsman in my area that specializes in Scottish dress knives with antler handles. Maybe check your area for someone like this.

Dan308 02-11-2013 11:11 PM

with that horn coming off the brass spacer and the split, I think you could tape it off and squeeze some clear epoxy in there then sand it off smooth. Might bugger it up but then might not. It'll have to come off there for a permanent fix

25-5 02-11-2013 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan308 (Post 1133873)
with that horn coming off the brass spacer and the split, I think you could tape it off and squeeze some clear epoxy in there then sand it off smooth. Might bugger it up but then might not. It'll have to come off there for a permanent fix

I am not so much worried about the crack as if it will get worse or start at another spot. I thought of oiling it, but I don't know that's a good idea.

BillDeShivs 02-12-2013 12:19 AM

Fill the existing cracks with super glue, and sand them smooth.
Do not use oil on your stag! Oil will soften and discolor the stag. Use a coat of paste wax or neutral paste shoe polish.

griffin81 02-12-2013 12:33 AM

I'd mix some 2 ton devcon two part epoxy and mix it then heat it with a hair dryer till it becomes really thin then pour it in the crack and use it to fill in the gap. Then use some paint thinner to remove the excess epoxy so you don't have to do any sanding or polishing. It will work well if the epoxy shrinks when it dries just repeat in a day or two. It should give you a good result.


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