Ricasso Size ?
Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:53 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:04 PM
On number two, I prefer the frame to be the same thickness as the blade at the point where it joins the spacer or guard. From there I prefer a slight taper towards the butt. This will cause some more time needed in fitting, but I think it is worth it.
As for the handle shape. A little bit thicker at the butt will help with balance, but it depends on the handle material also, such as ivory versus wood or stag. It will come down to what your customer prefers or what you think looks best. My last frame handle was actually thinner at the butt, but it was what worked on the knife. I know a lot of personal preferences going on here but that is part of the process. Test fit different handle shapes made out of cheap pine and see what looks best to you.
Anvil Top Custom Knives
Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:23 AM