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FWB, if this is your first Von Gruff knife, you are in for a treat. If not, you already know the quality knife you are getting.
 

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Thanks Bill. I have dark wood in plain to exhibition grade so something within the selection is sure to suit your taste.
 

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An idea for some members here:
I have 3 boys (and my son as the 4th) in my hunting party that are now 14 or 15. I realized that over my life I have only bought one knife, the rest were gifts. It is time to get these boys a very nice and unique knife to carry when we hunt together. I just ordered 3 knives from @Von Gruff . Theses knives will be a perfect gift to carry on the hunting tradition.
 

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An idea for some members here:
I have 3 boys (and my son as the 4th) in my hunting party that are now 14 or 15. I realized that over my life I have only bought one knife, the rest were gifts. It is time to get these boys a very nice and unique knife to carry when we hunt together. I just ordered 3 knives from @Von Gruff . Theses knives will be a perfect gift to carry on the hunting tradition.
These 3 are in the present batch and having got the handles on yesterday should get everything done and sheaths started toward the end of this coming week.
 

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Do you use any other bone for your knife handles ?
I havent as yet Ray, camel is supposed to be good but I havent had access to it . I was given a cow bone but it wasn't large enough the get sufficient thickness for one of the handles I was going try it on.
 

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I’ll try to get you some camel bone but it’ll be a while.
If I’d known I could ha e got you quite a bit.
 

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I’ll try to get you some camel bone but it’ll be a while.
If I’d known I could ha e got you quite a bit.
Thanks ray. Always looking to have new materials to expand my experience and what I can offer to the A H members.
 

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That would be great. The thick end of the leg bones. If you cut a section from the bone and check if it is thick enough for a knife handle. These were the giraffe leg bones cut into 5 inch lengths and you can see that there are three scales from the one piece with the 4th side being too thin down the length of the bone for a handle. This is the shin bones but I dont know what are the thicker bone on the buff leg so it would need to be a cut and see.
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What is the approximate scale size for a normal handle? I’ll be hunting again this June, that would be a brilliant use for a leg bone.
(Although I don’t know about shipping the leg bone from USA to NZ?)
 

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What is the approximate scale size for a normal handle? I’ll be hunting again this June, that would be a brilliant use for a leg bone.
(Although I don’t know about shipping the leg bone from USA to NZ?)
Was just wondering the same thing about shipping bone from US to NZ lol
 

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What is the approximate scale size for a normal handle? I’ll be hunting again this June, that would be a brilliant use for a leg bone.
(Although I don’t know about shipping the leg bone from USA to NZ?)
The minimum I would need is dependant on the knife they are to go on as the birds head or flared butt need extra width so that is a correspondingly larger bone but for the safari/skinner styled knife then 1 3/8 x 5/16 by 5 inch slab would be the minimum and shorter to about 4 1/4 long if a bolster was going to be used .
If the bone is cut into the slabs (bandsaw etc) then they can come as simple knife handle scales which is how I get all my buff horn etc sent over.
 

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