Lauri carbon 95 blade, 6x white fiber pad, 6x red fiber pad, 3x buffalo corner pad, brass guard, jatoba, leather 12x25 cm - 3 mm diameter, 2 mm leather cord
We cut piece of jatoba
We have traced the center hole to the buffalo horns according to the fiber mat.
Using a stand drill we drilled holes in the buffalo horn, which we later sharpened with a file.
To cut off a piece of wood, we painted the center of the blade thorn to know how to drill..
We have shortened the block to the required length, which we started drilling.
We started to drill the hole for the mandrel with a thin drill and then we enlarged it.
Using the files, we repaired the cutout so that the thorn could easily retract, but not too much will.
Next, we sanded on the grinder and leveled the edges so that these surfaces could be glued together and no gaps were formed.
We tried all parts to fit together.
When we like the assembled knife and the parts sit on each other carefully. So the surfaces we glue to each other are cleaned and degreased so that the adhesive glue well. We applied the glue on each part separately and gradually folded it.
We pulled out the knife to keep the parts from moving and leaving it on the day.
When the glue has solidified, we have started sharpening the knife with rasps, files, sanders and sandpaper (60, 80, 120)
Gradually, a knife emerges from something unsightly
The final sanding was done with strips of sandpaper. We used the sandpaper 400, 500, 1000 and 2000.
On a flat piece of wood we traced the blade and cut it out.
We also prepared 2 pieces of the same wood.
All three parts were stuck together and stiffened.
After the adhesive dries, we cut off excess material and sanded the edges.
We put the skin in the hot tap water for a while to soften it and go to shape. We wrapped the knife and the liner in a PP bag and wrapped the food foil for sure. We shaped the skin according to the lines of the knife and we smoothed it on the wooden insert. We clenched our skin and let it dry overnight.
After drying, the skin holds beautifully and shape and can be easily sewed.
On the circumference, I indicated from one side where we would break through the holes.
With a 2 mm punch, we made holes around the entire perimeter where we sew. Each row had to be done separately, because the punch was expanding, and so would be a big hole on one side.
We put a knife with an insert into the sculpted leather and sewed it with a leather cord.
When we finished the stitch, we returned the side with a string to the beginning and pulled in. We carefully tightened the string and made a knot at the end. At this stage, we once more soaked the case into water and smoothed out the flaws and created ornaments.
We soaked the whole grip overnight in linseed oil and immersed the whole oil container in a hot water bath to make the oil more viscous and better penetrate the wood. The oil has beautifully highlighted the wood grain.
The whole case was also rubbed with linseed oil. So we impregnated him and gave him a patina.
After applying the oil, the patterns we have engraved on the skin are better visible.
In the end, we brushed the whole knife with a polishing pad and it\'s done.