Loveless style guard construction

Alden Cole

Well-Known Member
Hello all, I am starting on a couple loveless (or dozier, or just plain old style hunter) drop point. I have done one knife with the guard like this, but it didn't turn out as well as I hoped. My question. Do you file into the tang of the knife a slot for the guard to fit into (I am guessing about a 1/4 in.) or do you just round the tang over so that when you slide the guard on you get a nice snug fit. Looks like here they filed in a slot, and if that is the case, how do you do it? Any help would be appreciated, Thank you!
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