Unlike full tangs hidden tangs are not as wide as the blade. Resources for makers and amazon affiliate products my book if you re looking for a place to start.
That said the difference is quite small.
Hidden tang knife handle designs. In it s simplest form a hidden tang the handle need only have a block of wood and some careful fitting. If the tang is tapered it must be evenly tapered on both sides. The blade and tang both need to be straight.
Your hand is always around the full width of the blade and the stress the handle scales are exposed to is less than on hidden tang knives. Oct 18 2020 explore jaco vd merwe s board knife handle hidden tang followed by 398 people on pinterest. It s all encased in the handle material.
This is a long one but it s packed with content a. Fitting a hidden tang knife handle. When the steel reaches the handle it becomes a lot thinner.
How to fit a handle. Another great thing about this type is that there is nothing to fit the handle to and no gap can appear when the handle moves with time. See more ideas about knife handles knife knife making.
And when the full tang knife ages and the wood moves the scales might form a gap between the wood and the tang something that cannot happen when the wood is all around the tang. First make sure that your tang and blade are straight. For this example i ve made it a multiple piece handle with the main components being a bolster block and pin.
So you can still rely on your hidden tang knife to be super strong. This video is part 8 of a series detailing the process of making a traditional hidden tang hunting knife. It is still a solid piece of steel running through the entire handle.
The hidden tang knives give you completely other options to design the knife. The greatest advantage of a hidden tang knife is that it is usually lighter than a full tang equivalent. The greatest disadvantage is that hidden tang has its design limitations when making the handle.
For example you could better fit a guard. Knife making hidden tang knife handlehandmade knife handle from scrapwood in this video i m trying to show you how i made hidden tang knife handle from woo. A full tang is a knife that has a visible tang the steel under the handle when viewed from the top or bottom and the handles are made up of two pieces of material one on each side.
There are a few things to be careful of when making a knife of hidden tang construction. The next logical step in handle construction is to add a pin to mechanically secure the handle to the tang. This makes it lighter but also less strong.
The centerline of the tang must be straight to the centerline of the blade. This will be mainly about the options that go along with a hidden tang since there are many.