A friend of mine gave me this little blade that he picked up in Japan. I am not a knife maker and I have never made a knife handle before but I thought that I would give it a go. Let me know what you think and any advice or tips would be appreciated. Take a look:
I started with some drawings and decided that I would make a brass guard.
Cut some spacers and drew out the handles on some burlap micarta that I had left over from another project.
Making sure it all fits.
Rough shaped the handle and glued it together. After applying the epoxy, I realized that my clamp wasn't long enough so I improvised and used my drill press as a clamp.
More shaping and polishing results in this:
Well, how did I do? Please feel free to give positive or negative feedback...I'm trying to learn.