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    Recently when we skinned a couple of hogs I kept some hide raw. I cut a narrow strap for the light weight knife and a wide strap for the heavy knife. Not sure which I like the best. I left the rawhide natural with no color added.
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    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

  • #2
    Very cool! Aesthetically, the top one looks better. But I am sure both would work great!
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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    • #3
      Very nice Ron!
      http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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      • #4
        They came out nice. ...I like the top one with the cortex pommel ...that would seem to aid in keeping hide from moving during use I think

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        • Ron Kelley
          Ron Kelley commented
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          Thanks Red, That rawhide shrinks up as it drys. It's so tight that it could never slip. I do like that cortex pommel.

      • #5
        Next hogs you clean you should try them out! I bet you’ll be surprised at their performance, I bet the grabbing action of a stone blade would work great on fatty hogs
        call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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        • Ron Kelley
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          Thanks Jay, We plan to use stone knives on a whitetail this fall.

      • #6
        Nice work Ron if you are ever out in a survival situation you could re hydrate them and cook the wrap up as pork rinds.

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        • Ron Kelley
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          Thanks Johnny, That should work. I hope I can get a satin finish. Don't want them shiny.

        • OnewiththewilD
          OnewiththewilD commented
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          Nahhh the natives didn’t seal em up with modern chemicals, you shouldn’t have to either. If they get cruddy just wash em or replace em

        • Jethro355
          Jethro355 commented
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          Mineral oil works on leather to seal it, leaves it a touch darker, and not all shiny like....I use it on scabbards and whatnot...

      • #7
        That root beer stuff is beautiful. The rawhide is an awesome addition, I really like it.👍👍👍

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        • #8

          Ron I like them both ! The small strips match the flaking
          (smaller ) on that knife . Then I like the large rawhide on the larger pice . The scale really compliments it .
          It feels great to grasp that hide doesn’t it .. good feel .
          Wayne ground an antler down on the top for grip and same effect .
          love it

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          • #9
            nice work on the wraps Ron

            only issue i can see with rawhide is that during use if your hands get sweaty or the handle gets blood soaked is that the raw hide may loosen up a bit

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            • #10
              The raw hide makes for a pretty cool looking handle! I have some Jay sent me, I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for sharing!
              Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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              • #11
                I decided to stain the rawhide on these as well as the rawhide wrap on the antler knife.
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