Handles, also known as scales for knives, provide secure gripping of a knife when cutting, chopping, and cutting. There are many options for handles made of different materials, such as wood, ivory and bone or polymers. Most knives have removable handles, which allow you to clean and replace them. The handles of your knife may need to be changed due to wear, damage or for an upgrade. The handles can be changed by most knife owners with just a few tools.
You can purchase a set of replacement knife scales and handles. To obtain the appropriate replacement knife handle or an upgrade, contact the knife manufacturer. It will usually involve selecting new handles via a catalog or website and paying for shipping.
Knife handles or knives scales are made to allow you to grip a knife securely while cutting, chopping, and so on.
- The process typically involves selecting new handles from a catalogue or website, paying for them, and then shipping the handles.
You can remove any old scales or handles with an Allen wrench or screwdriver. Most scales that can be replaced are available with either Phillips or Allen wrench screws heads. Avoid damage by choosing a driver which closely matches the diameter of the screw.
Removing the screws is enough to allow you to place the new handles. The old handles should be removed from the knife. It may prove difficult to take off the handles if they are too tight or have accumulated oil and debris. You can start by starting at one end and then work your way around the knife’s handle.
You can remove any old scales or handles with an Allen wrench or screwdriver.
- It may prove difficult to take out the handles if they are too tight or have accumulated oil and debris.
Use a damp cloth to clean the surface of the knife. A small amount of oil can be used to remove old and accumulated oil. Use the towel to wipe away as much oil as you can.
Place the handles on the knife. Grab the screwdrivers from the previous handles and secure the handles to the knife. Make sure the knives’ handles are secure by tightening the screws. You should not tighten the knife too much as this could damage the scales or screw head.
Clean the knife’s surface below the scales using a dry cloth.
- Use the screwdrivers to secure the handles.
You can upgrade your knife handle by choosing materials that make it easier to grasp or better for fine work.
When working with your knife, be careful. Avoid injury by using leather gloves You should be aware that some knives’ warranties may be voided when scales are attached to bolsters (non screw-mounted).