Cold-Welded Knife Handle
The broken knife handle, or blunt blade, is certainly not the end of the world, but still, the event is not pleasant enough, and to avoid this in the future an unpleasant moment at the most inopportune moment (for example, in the campaign for mushrooms, or fishing), you need to constantly monitor the condition of the knife. Edit the blade, wipe it so it does not fade or rust. Also do not forget about the hilt. If she staggers on the blade, or is cracked, then it is better not to wait until she finally falls off, but to replace it in advance. The work is not dusty (in terms of the fact that you do not need to grind anything on the machine) and not long. All that we need from the “tools” is our own hands!
Will be required
- Composite glue (such as "cold welding").
- Wood sawdust (preferably very small).
- Second-hand glue.
I chose this particular material is not accidental, because at the beginning of mixing it is very plastic, which allows to adjust it to any hand (palm) individually.
Making a handle for a knife
To begin with, let's prepare a composite cold welding.
This glue is produced in cylindrical plastic tubes, 9 centimeters long. You need to cut off five centimeters of glue from the common piece (this is a little more than half), wet your hands with water, and start mixing.
As you mix, the glue will become very soft and plastic. And that means it's time to add sawdust.
I remind you again: sawdust should be as small as possible. Almost like dust! The finer the structure of sawdust, the less noticeable they will be on the handle after the glue hardens.
You can, of course, add metal filings that are deposited near an emery machine after working with metal, but I think this will not have a very good effect on the weight of the knife handle. Although, if you make a handle not for a throwing knife, then, probably,balancing does not matter much. So, after we have thoroughly mixed cold welding with sawdust, bringing it to a uniform mass, we envelop it with the pins of a knife blade and give it the right shape.
If the mass is too plastic, you can wait ten to fifteen minutes so that it dries a little and begins to hold a given shape. Sculpt the desired shape, what you want. Then, having achieved the shape of the handle you need, we wait another fifteen or twenty minutes, remove the blade from the handle, drip a few drops of second-time glue into the hole from the blade.
Tighten tightly so that cold welding and blade pins from the inside have as much contact area as possible. Wipe out the remaining remnants of the second glue. You can, if desired, also stick the guard and pommel handle, however, this is an individual matter for each. Now we clamp the blade in a vice, with the handle up, and leave it for six to eight hours. And better until the next morning! After the specified time, you can handle the handle with zero sandpaper and varnish. Now you can not worry and not wait for the trouble that the blade is not today - tomorrow, will fly off from the damaged handle! The resulting handle is practically not subject to wear, as well as not exposed to ashes and fungus, like a wooden one. In addition, to break it, you have to really try! It will serve you for many years.
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