Love­less bolts

The Shed - - Knife-making -

‘Love­less bolts’ are a means of fas­ten­ing the scales to the tang with­out riv­ets. They re­sem­ble riv­ets, es­pe­cially after the ends have been ground flat on the scales. The bolts are sim­ply a threaded ma­chine screw and two in­ter­nally threaded brass or cop­per sleeves. Tight­en­ing the screws draws the sleeves tight around the scales. It’s im­por­tant that the scales are counter bored only, suf­fi­cient to pro­vide lever­age for the sleeves. Com­bined with epoxy resin they will en­sure that the han­dle will never come off the knife.

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