Stabilizing antler

Kev

Well-Known Member
Anyone stabilize antler? I’ve done some wood with good success, but never antler. Any tips and tricks you’d share?
Thanks in advance.
 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
I have done a couple. Pretty much do it just like wood. If its bleached out badly you can even add some brown dye to help but it takes some practice to make it look more natural.
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
Only to make the pith solid.
I guess if you are cutting slabs for full tangs knives it would be a precaution. I think pith readily absorbs super glue. I remove almost all of the pith in hidden/through tang knives.
Also using seasoned antlers (dried for a period of time) would be a benefit
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
Antlers/stag have been the choice for decades. A proven and beautiful and rugged addition to any knife.
 
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