Necker DIY Kit, Curly Birch

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Width:
16.00 (cm)
Height:
5.00 (cm)
Depth:
2.00 (cm)
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  • Scandi Grind kit
  • Flatgrind kit
  • Showing the kit completed, using the Scandi Grind blade
  • Showing the kit completed, using the Scandi Grind blade
  • Scandi Grind kit
  • Flatgrind kit
  • Showing the kit completed, using the Scandi Grind blade
  • Showing the kit completed, using the Scandi Grind blade
$60.56

Description

EnZo Necker Kit, Curly Birch Scales and Brass bolts

High quality Scandinavian kit consisting of all required parts to make your own EnZo Necker.

This kit consists of 

  • High quality EnZo Necker 70 blade, select either scandi grind or full flat grind
  • Curly birch handle scales
  • Lanyard tube, brass (rear handle hole)
  • Corby bolt, brass (front handle hole)
  • 3 mm rod, brass (for 2 smaller holes, optional)
  • Free sheath: Leather sheath in thick, Spanish leather

 

The "Necker" blade from EnZo is a short, sharp blade aimed at carrying around the neck or in a backpack, as opposed to belt carry.

The blade is 3.2 mm thick, about 22 mm wide and has about 70 mm of blade, total length 160 mm including handle.

The blade is in Swedish 12c27 Stainless Steel with satin finish, combining with the EnZo build quality and attention to fit and finish, into a high-quality tool. The blade comes in two versions, select either the traditional Scandi grind or a full flat grind. The short, sharp blade gives excellent control.

The handle scales are in arctic curly birch, a pale Scandinavian hardwood. Probably the most iconic Scandinavian handle material, used for centuries, with intricate grain structure and no two pieces look the same.

 Sheath is in either rich Spanish leather or a custom Kydex sheath, see options.

One-pager showing how to complete the kit: http://imgur.com/6tcg7Kn

Work required is to

  • Glue on the scales to the blade using Epoxy glue after having drilled the holes for corby bolt and lanyard tube.
  • Optionally, drill the 2 smaller holes if also using the brass rod.
  • Screw down the Corby bolt, then file or grind the bolt down flush with the handle scales when the glue is dry.
  • Grind or file the profile of the handle until the scales are even with the steel handle profile of the tang.
  • Complete shaping the handle by rounding the edges of the curly birch scales, until the shape feels right to you.
  • Then sand the scales and finish them with oil, dye, wax or similar to seal them for improved durability.

As the brass is harder to sand than the wood, 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 wooden handle scales.

 Example of a completed EnZo Necker kit with Scandi Grind blade, curly birch scales and leather sheath:

enzo-necker-curly-birch-finished-creativeman.com.au.jpg

 

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