This item is for hunting.
This is a beautiful pair of handle making scales for making a knife.
This is a set of naturally occurring buffalo horn. They will, at random, have red streaks going through them which gives an exceptionally handsome look. Please see the second photo for examples of the various scales to get an idea of the variety of patterns. Selected at our choice and at random. They look very impressive and will make a gorgeous handle for your knife. We have these custom made for our store and you wont find these anywhere else.
You get 2 scales with each set.
Length: 5 inches approximately
Width: 1.5 inches approximately
Height: 3/8 inch approximately (Thickness varies with material texture)
Note: This item is made with naturally occurring animal material. Each piece will be unique and may vary in dimensions, color, thickness or texture.
Tips for working with this buffalo horn:
- As buffalo horn is a very dense material, the colored dye is only able to penetrate the very outer layer of the horn (1-2mm deep approximately). If thinning the scales is required, it is recommended that you sand the back-side of the scales (facing your blades handle), to leave as much of the outside of the buffalo horn as untouched as possible.
- When shaping your handle, it is recommended to leave as much of the flat, colored outer surface of the buffalo horn as untouched as possible. In this manner you will retain as much color as possible in your final handle.
- Sometimes the pieces may require sanding to become perfectly flat. A standard belt sander works well for this job.
- When working with buffalo horn, any sanded or cut portions will turn a dull gray color. This is normal, and is not the final color. The final step of buffing and polishing buffalo horn is a must, as it will darken and become glossy with a brilliant sheen.
This makes a great holiday gift, Christmas present, gift for your father, father's day gift, surprise for your husband, mens, guys, men, mens gift. It is great for hunting, skinning, camping, hobbyists, do it yourself, diy, outdoors men.