Brisa Necker Knife Kit, Flat Grind, Curly Birch Scales
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Brisa Necker Kit, Flat Ground Blade, Curly Birch Scales and leaher sheath
High quality Brisa Necker blade, full flat grind and handle materials in this kit for making your own necker knife.
This kit consists of
- High quality EnZo Necker 70 blade, flat grind
- Curly Birch handle scales, pre-shaped and drilled
- Lanyard tube, brass (rear handle hole)
- Corby bolt, brass (front handle hole)
- Leather sheath
The "Necker" blade from Brisa is a short, sharp blade aimed at carrying around the neck or in a backpack, as opposed to belt carry but the included leather sheath also has a belt loop for standard belt carry.
The blade is 3.2 mm thick, about 22 mm wide and has 70 mm of blade, total length 160 mm.
The blade is in Swedish 12c27 Stainless Steel with satin finish, combining with the Brisa build quality and attention to fit and finish, into a high-quality knife.
The handle scales are only in Curly Birch, the handle material of the Nordic Gods. Or at least if you listen to Bjorn, which we don't recommend. Curly Birch is an beautiful, light coloured wood from the Nordics (and top of Russia) where the main trunk of the tree has interlocked or "curly" fibers. Like a burl but stronger and more stable as this is not a deformed bulb on the side of the trunk, but the actual trunk of the tree.
- Make sure everything is dry-fitting together nicely, flatten the scales on sand paper if required
- Epoxy glue the scales to the blade
- Attach the corby bolt with some epoxy on the threads in the front hole
- Epoxy in the lanyard tube in the rear handle hole
- Quickly wipe off excess epoxy using acetone and kitchen paper
- Pro tip: use "max strength" or "24 hour" epoxy for stronger bond and longer set times for easier clean-up
- clamp handle scales onto blade (optional)
- When glue has dried, file down the corby bolt until screw driver slot is gone and it is flush with the scales
- Shape the scales to round them and make them more comfortable using a belt sander or file
- Sand the scales to a high grit with sand paper
- Seal the handle scales with UBHF, danish oil, linseed oil or other handle finish like a hard wax
As the brass is harder to sand than the micarta, it is helpful to wrap some sandpaper around something hard like a file and run over the brass details at every grade before moving to a finer sand paper. To avoid the brass details being left higher than the handle scales.
Example of a completed EnZo Necker knife with flat grind blade and black micarta scales: