Scales on knives are the TWO seperate pieces that are fitted to each side of the handle. A full solid wood handle is just a handle.Looks nice, David! What wood is that?
I have a friend who makes knives and knife makers call the handles 'scales' - I don't know why.
Pictures of the end.can we see the ends of the tangs? usually the end cap sticks out quite a bit and I'm interested to see how youve made them flush.
Of course, I didn't realise that it was as easy as this clock of mine, a block of wood, make a couple of templates and rout away!.Scales like this theres nothing to show progress. You glue a slab of wood on and shape it.
This is refered to as a full tang as it the full width and length of the scales.