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Birchbark, deer antler and a little brass for the handle.

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oldwood

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Bnew.........That's right nice. Neighbor is the local neck knife maker. He made me one w/stacked leather. Will tell him of possibility of using birch bark. Thanks ......oldwood
 

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Yes, the handle is stacked birch bark. It is a wonder material to work with and has been used on knives for centuries by the Scandinavians, many of whom immigrated to Michigan it seems.
 

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Looks like will have to head up on Sandy Ridge Mountain above 2300 ft. level. There are white birch trees there , so can git some knife handle bark. ..........oldwood , from Pa..
 

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I had some scraps of 1084 and 15n20 leftover from some knives I made so I got it in my head to make a small neck knife. Used it to open a deer I got.
Curiosity based questions if you don't mind.
How do you compress the stack of birch bark washers enough, and apply the pommel, so they stay together nice and solid and tight? Are they glued together? Also, how do you form the holes in the washers so they fit the tang properly?

May not be pc/hc, but, I really, really like this knife. Well done indeed.
 
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