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STABILIZED LEATHER BLOCKS

 

Home-Brewed...First and Finest in the WORLD !!

 

The Stabilized Leather Blocks are for use on a Through Tang Knife with a pommel.

 

The Stabilized Leather can also be easily used as spacers on a full tang knife

 

Spacer use is also a great way to naturally enhance the knife handle

 

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Steve Johnson Stabilized Leather                Steve Johnson Stabilized Leather 2

 

 

These knives were made by Steven R. Johnson using the stabilized Leather as spacers

 

With His permission. This is Steven's opinion on using the stabilized leather


"I loved working with and the look of the stabilized leather and can tell you that I will
never use the old, “one-leather-washer-at-a-time” method that I used to use. It worked exactly
as you said it would and was a pleasure to use and it made everything easier during the assembly
and finishing of the handle! It is nice to grind and shape and sand/buff and it gives a dyed finish
that’s great. "

 

Steven R. Johnson, Knifemaker

 

Web Site:  http://www.srjknives.com

 


 

Gil Hibben Scagel Handle Right                   Gil Hibben Scagel Handle left side  

 

 

Gil Hibben Scagel Knife

 

 

The above knife  is a small "Bill Scagel" style hunter knife handmade by

Gil Hibben, MS

 

He used the stabilized leather in the "Opposite direction with the rings/grain facing up and down

from the guard to the pommel and He said it looks like wood

and He is really pleased with it".

 

Quote and pictures from Mrs. Gil Hibben 

 

Gil Hibben Web Site Link 

 


Travers Joun Stabilized Leather

This Knife was handmade by John Travers, Scotland, Unite Kingdom

  "I’ve just finished a skinning knife, for a customer, using your stabilized leather as a spacer.

I’m impressed with the finish, dyed with Fiebing’s oil dye & then polished.

It is also very easy to work with & not messy like other stabilized products

that produce a fine powder when finishing.

This is a bonus as we all hate dust! I’ve used a small block between

fibre washers & brass with desert ironwood for the rest.

I hope you like the finished result as much as I do & I’m sure my customer

 will be very pleased! I will certainly recommend your product to my friends

 in the knife-making community.

Feel free to use the pic’s if you deem them suitable!"


 

NO      AVAILABLE STABILZED LEATHER BLOCKS  

 

 

 Stabilized Leather Blocks are HandMade

for use on a Through Tang Knife with a pommel.

 

Stabilized Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather Block.

 

They will accept limited dye and will polish excellently. 

I use Fiebings dye....color your choice.

 

This blocks can also be cut for your handle spacers. 

Just use a bandsaw or a knife to split it apart. 

 

Stabilized Leather Block Sample       

 

SAMPLE BLOCK

 

The Leather is squared with an end mill.

The edges are left rough.  The block can be used as spacers or a through tang knife.

 


 

Stabilized Leather  block   Saabilized Leather cylinder   Stabilized Leather Spacer

   

Rectangle block is  3.5" length X   1.250" Width  X .850" Thick.
Leather cylinder is 2.250" Diameter with .500" Hole and is 2.50" High. 
Picture on the right is stabilized leather sanded down to fit a bolster with that angle.

The leather could be ground so the leather was 90 degrees different ....you choice

The edge is sharp....OUCH  !!

The leather is attached any way you want...... usualy 2 ton Epoxy adhesive.

It was dyed with "Buckskin"All sizes vary with grinding, drilling, sanding, dying, polishing etc. 
NEW System will produce  TOP,FIRST CLASS PREMIUM material. 
It can be used for through tang or slab handle spacers . 
You can leather dye it in the color you want to use…Buckskin excellent
( my opinion ) 

 


 

 

Stabilized Leather Block For Sale

 

Block #1 on left is 1.750" square by 4 inches long with a 1/2" center/tang hole. 

Block #2 following is 1.750" square by 4.5 inches long with a 1/2" center/tang hole.

Block #3 following is 1.750" square by 4.375 inches long with a 1/2" center/tang hole.

Block #4 following is 1.750" square by 4 inches long with a 1/2" center/tang hole. 

 


 

Tested Stabilized Leather Below 

 

Leather Handle  Leather Curved Stabilized

 

This next test piece of Stabilized

Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather is 1/2 inch thick.

The file work is made with a round file in a rope pattern. 

No dye has been added.

It has just been buffed.

 

Stabilized Leather Filework 1

 

Leather Stabiled Knife Handle 

 

 

For the test Leather handle material pieces of

vegetable tanned leather, from Weaver Leather were used. 

The pieces were 1.5" X 2.0". 

 

After the stabilization it was sanded down to 400 grit. 

Then dyed it with Fiebing's Professional oil dye. 

Next added some Fiebing's Bag-Kote and polished it with a

 white rouge soft buffing wheel.

                       

The large bottom block is the same leather but is larger....1.750" X 2.750" X 5.00". 

I made this leather block to be used as a stabilized leather knife handle. 

It will be shaped the same way as you would use for a wood knife handle. 

The very small piece on top is stabilized leather perhaps for use as a fob.

 

 

ALERT: 

There are additional steps involved when stabilizing vegetable tanned leather.

 


 

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