New handle for old machete

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Riverstick
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New handle for old machete

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Have an old ww2 era Japanese hand forged bolo I'm wanting to put a new handle on it as high carbon steel machetes are so hard to find nowadays any advice?

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Micarta or corian.
Whatever you decide to use, make it smooth!
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Micarta is easy to make and you can customize it however you like. My second option would be any type of stabilized wood.
Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: New handle for old machete

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BigJesse wrote:Micarta is easy to make and you can customize it however you like. My second option would be any type of stabilized wood.
Let us know how it turns out.
I'm not sure what exactly micarta is I'll have to do some research

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