Have you bought one of the SKAUT kits and don't know how to do it?
Does not matter! In this article, we will get to know what SKAUT kits look like, how to work with them, and what we will need to make our own knife.
What do SKAUT kits contain?
Each SKAUT kit includes all the necessary components to make your own knife. Each kit includes a knife blade and knife handle material. The blades are already finished, clouded and sharpened! Therefore, care must be taken when working with them to avoid injury. Furthermore, the kits contain the material for the handles in basic form, that is, unprocessed. Thanks to this, you can determine the shape and size of your future knife yourself.
How to proceed during construction?
First of all, you need to think carefully about what the future knife should look like. Accordingly, put together the individual materials in the order in which they will be on the handle. The blades of the SKAUT kits are mandrel, which means that the materials on the handle will be stacked one behind the other on the mandrel. The order is up to you.
How to prepare the materials?
The kits contain blocks designed to make a handle. These blocks must be drilled, with a diameter slightly larger than the diameter of the mandrel of the blade on which they will be mounted. The attached washers already have holes, but it may be necessary to modify these holes to fit the blade mandrel. It is good to glue the individual parts of the handle to the mandrel. That is why it must fit well on the mandrel before the actual gluing. Always put the individual parts on the mandrel so-called "dry" before gluing.
What will we need to produce?
We talked here about drilling logs, adjusting holes, and gluing. So what will we need to assemble the kit at home? No special and expensive equipment is needed. The basic equipment of any workshop will suffice. A tape measure, pencil, file, rasp, sandpaper, drill...etc will come in handy. All materials from the SKAUT kits can be machined with these tools without any problems. To glue the individual components of the handle to the thorn of the blade, we recommend using a two-component epoxy glue , which will securely and firmly connect all parts together. Before gluing itself, it is good to degrease all individual parts of the future knife. You can do this with, for example, alcohol or a similar cleaner. A gluing clamp is also a practical aid, which ensures a firm hold of the glued knife until the glue hardens.
Then everything is up to your imagination. How the resulting knife will look, what shape and length the handle will have is entirely up to you. And if you're still not sure what and how, take a look at the instructions section, or write to us and we'll be happy to advise. We believe that you will enjoy making your own knife from the SKAUT kit, and that the result will please you, because the resulting knife will be your creation.