How Do You Make An Antler Knife Handle?
Antler knife handles are attractive and durable. They can also have sentimental meaning if the antler came from a trophy buck or stag that you or your customer took during hunting season. Antler handles are one of the easier handles to make when using a hidden tang knife blade. Decide which section of antler you want for the handle. Mark a cut-off line with your carpenter’s pencil and cut the antler to your desired handle length using your band or hack saw. Mark the tang outline on the cut end of your antler as in the diagram. Use a drill bit the same thickness as your tang to make two holes angled toward each other so that the holes mimic the tang in negative. Use the side of the drill bit to remove any excess metal between the initial holes, so that the blade tang makes a snug fit. Remove the tang from the antler. Use your 1/8-inch drill bit to bore a pinhole about 1 inch from the bolster end of the antler. After this hole is in the antler, insert your knife tang. Mark the tang where