I get a bit ... hypomanic.. . sometimes, and so often at 2.30 am it might seem like a really good idea to grind down an old $4 thin cleaver I got for a Chinese shop into a useful knife that is the right shape for flaying all the foam and material off an old couch I want the wooden frame from.
All my knives are tanto / straight blade, which seems a bit of an over sight now, and while they cut fine, they don't really suit the task.
So I got out the trusty dremel and away I went. (Pics to come).
I started based on some nice simple designs I saw online, but as the night wore on, it ended up more like a Klingon war dagger, and then as I realised the impracticality, blended back to an ugly mess of the two.
(Shame, it looked really slick at one stage)
Live and learn right, and hey. $4, I'll have another crack next week.
Anyway, it had a fat wooden handle I tried grinding into shape, and it felt ok in grip, but then of course I think, "strip it right down and paracord weave the handle ! Awesome!" (As you do at 4am on hypomania)
So I've been looking for solid handle wraps. I could (probably will) drill a hole in the end, but at this stage it just has two small hole shaped grooves near where the blade starts that the paracord clips in nicely either side of the handle base/top.
Solomon/ cobra. No.
That standard back and forth one you see a lot needs a hollow core.
Youtubing etc didn't turn up a lot, but I think I'm using the wrong search terms.
(No sleep make me a dull buy)
So far the best I have seen is what was called a 'strider wrap'. This seems to be the winner so far but I remember seeing some awesome looking wraps on hatchet handles and even shovel handles that would probably work.
Any favourites / recommendations?
P.S. I think I ground the tang a bit thin, so any weave that would help structurally reinforce that would be a bonus
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