• David Rothstein
    1
    Hey guys and gals. I am about to try out g10 for the first time and was wondering if anyone had any tips? How do I finish it? Does it need to be roughed up to help the epoxy stick better? Any help is appreciated
  • Chop Knives
    80
    I would always rough the tang side - on any material.

    Just make sure you are wearing a mask as that stuff is dangerous to your lungs. To finish, use clean belts and sandpaper and you should be good.
  • BenHWolf
    0
    Roughing it up to make it more grippy for the glue is always a good idea!
    Also, I can only agree with Craig's tip with the mask, the dust will get absolutely everywhere. It is a very durable handle material, though, and really can take a beating.
    Have fun and good luck!
  • JH Forgeworks
    7
    As others said, rough the tang side. As for finish, depends on the look you're going for. I like bead blasted G10 as it really cleans it up and puts a great grippy texture to it. That said, I wouldn't do such a finish on a kitchen knife. Sand to 800 grit + and buff with blue compound seems to be a great all around finish for me.
  • David Rothstein
    1
    thank you all for the great tips
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