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Tutorials - Making an Integral Criollo Knife
Placing an antelope stag handle on a criollo style knife.
Grinding the blade. (Picture 1)

Heat treating it. (Not this exact blade, as I didn't have anyone to take a picture and I needed both hands) (Picture 2)

After HT with some cleaning of the working area. (Picture 3)

Making a groove for securing the handle. (Pictures 4 and 5)

Finishing it. (Picture 6)

Sanding the blade. (Pictures 7 and 8)
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Almost finished blade. (Picture 9)

Views of the groove. (Pictures 10 and 11)

Antelope horn. (Picture 12)

Boiling it on water and vinager to soften it and be able to press it and get rid of some of the curves of it. (Picture 13)

Pressing it. (Picture 14)
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Sanding it. (Picture 15)

Roughly sanded, yet not polished. (Picture 16)

A little bit more sanding. (Picture 17)

Not yet polished. (Picture 18)

You can check out how it was flattened for a better grip without loosing the patterns of the horn. (Picture 19)

This was the original horn shape.
The first piece isn't sanded, the second one (the handle) it is sanded, and the third one, the tip, was sanded and polished. That is how the finished handle will look like. (Picture 20)

Marking a sterling silver sheet for the buttcap piece. (Picture 21)
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Cutting it. (Picture 22)

Cut piece. (Picture 23)

Testing it. (Picture 24)

Marking on the same sheet to cut the end part for the buttcap piece. (Picture 25)

Cutting it (I broke the saw as you can see) (Picture 26)

Welding both pieces together. (Picture 27)

Putting the handle together. (Picture 28)
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Finished Knife and Sheath
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