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#5676938 - 03/30/15 08:24 PM Couple off the bench
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CPM-154 with Cholla cactus scales. 6" overall.




CPM-154 with Mesquite burl scales. 5" overall.


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#5677559 - 03/31/15 08:09 AM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Nice work, Mike!

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#5678225 - 03/31/15 03:28 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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#5678313 - 03/31/15 04:21 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Very nice work sir! How about a dumb question, why do you guys call the handle of the knife (Scales)?
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#5678315 - 03/31/15 04:23 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Looking good as always Mike.

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#5678721 - 03/31/15 08:26 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: Dink Dodger]
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Originally Posted By: Dink Dodger
Looking good as always Mike.


u bet Dink and I am Glad too. Cause I KNOW where one of them is headed!!!!!!!!
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#5678745 - 03/31/15 08:40 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Very nice work sir! How about a dumb question, why do you guys call the handle of the knife (Scales)?


Yep and they call pistol grips scales also: After pondering your question, 90% of the stuff I read on them posted by various Knife Guild masters call them a scale because that's what they are ( no real explanation )

this is as close as any:

Scales Ė The scales are the part of the knife that creates the handle.

I believe what they are saying scales do not become handles - until after mounting and detailing work. At what point they become a handle's , I would guess as soon as they are affixed to the knife.

ANd 10% of this dissertation is a WAG, but it sounded good
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#5678846 - 03/31/15 09:34 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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I believe they're called scales to differentiate materiel for the handle of a full tang knife from the thicker material needed for a single or double tang knife.
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#5678954 - 03/31/15 10:46 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Nice work Mike. I've always liked the Cholla. up
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#5679020 - 03/31/15 11:45 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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That cholla is excellent!

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#5679247 - 04/01/15 08:23 AM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Thanks guys for the Scales explination. Baker
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#5680926 - 04/02/15 09:19 AM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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I like the cactus, very interesting look. I am always amazed at what can be used to make a knife handle! What type of treatment is required?

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#5684742 - 04/04/15 10:01 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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Those look great
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#5685702 - 04/05/15 07:40 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Nice work Mike. I've always liked the Cholla. up


I agree this Knife will be for my God Daughters graduation present Im sure she will love it . I almost broke down and gave it to her today.

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#5685882 - 04/05/15 09:52 PM Re: Couple off the bench [Re: MikeC]
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looks great

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