Knife Handle materials
The most common knife handle materials for beginners is Wood, Horn, Bone, Birch bark and Vulcanized card.
One easy way is to get your own wood supplies from a Forest or a Garden. Ask Landowners consent. Speak to local Lumberjacks. If you see a neighbour chopping down a tree. Ask for some.
Gluing and sealing the ends will help avoid splitting during the drying process. Remember the wood (without assistance) will dry roughly 1 inch per year. EG: a 3 inch thick plank will take 3 years to dry.
Elämää luonnossa: A guide with good images explaining the process of making a Finnish style puukko handle. If you do not speak Finnish, translate the web page It might make no sense but the images will help no end!