Frame Handle Question

Jon Kelly

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Hey guys, I am working on a frame handle knife and don't quite understand the means by which the scales are attached for a full takedown. It appears as though some guys oversize the holes in the frame and use some form of insert which is then threaded, or is pre-threaded for screws? Is there a reason the frame itself is not threaded? Any advice?
 

AkWildman

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You could tap the frame,one of the reasons to use a stand off is to give you more threads to work with and they are more secure due to the fact that they won't be flush with the frame but will stand proud and need to be counter sunk into the back side of the scales the same as internal hidden pins would be.
 

Jon Kelly

Well-Known Member
You could tap the frame,one of the reasons to use a stand off is to give you more threads to work with and they are more secure due to the fact that they won't be flush with the frame but will stand proud and need to be counter sunk into the back side of the scales the same as internal hidden pins would be.
Thank you, I appreciate your help. The learning curve is steep on this build. I did a bit more research and now understand the process a bit better, and what parts are necessary for proper fit and function.
 
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