Pshht. Worn out sandpaper and flat shoe lace then. Skill is just practice in hindsight.Yes, both of those techniques are firmly within both my budget and skill level
No idea, was just a random on google images. But I went and found the original article.But you've got me curious. How is that leather attached to the handle? A wrap over top? That would serve to fill in the grooves on the edge of the tang, which is causing me troubles galore
Artist Cam Bergerman counts archery and leatherworking among his hobbies. Having learned how to craft leather handle wraps the traditional way, with stitching, he decided to experiment a bit: I had an idea a while back for a way to join a seam in leather without anything but the leather
Looks like he just made it snug, lubed it up, and slid it on. But he's also putting it on a bow, so the stresses causing it to slip (and consequences if it does) are different than a knife handle.