Deer Antler Knife Handle

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

A friend knew we were interested in turning pens and gave us a single deer antler. While it wasn’t huge, it had several good points.

Originally we planned to use it to make a pen but after Nathan’s grandpa gave him an older knife blade we decided to use the antler to make a handle for it.

First we cut off one of the points and squared up the end using a jig saw. Then using a basic bench grinder we smoothed off the hard edges and rounded the ends. The grinder had no problem with the hard antler. The only bad part was the smell.

We drilled a hole in the end and using thick CA glue to hold it, we inserted the blade into the handle hammering it in the last 1/8 of an inch.

This was a simple project that only took about an hour. The next project will be to make a sheath for the knife.

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