These are pre-machined Purpleheart handle scales for our Western Skinner knife kit. Pre-machined handle scales will greatly simplify the process of roughing-in the complex handle shape for this design. Purpleheart is a highly desirable and expensive wood used in jewelry, musical instruments, fine inlays and knife handle materials. This wood is known for being very dense and water resistant. It is ranked one of the hardest and most durable woods known. Using Purpleheart for your next project will not only “wow” your friends but it will create something to cherish for a lifetime.
Our pre-machined knife handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle tang they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embelishment. They are also undrilled to allow the builder precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. You can use standard pins, mosaic pins or a number of handle fastners. The choice is up to you. If you do not have a scroll saw to use for creating the required handle shape, or you just want to begin from an easier starting point, using these pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful.
Fits Model: Western Skinner
Dimensions: 3.675" x 1.375"