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Old 04-17-2018, 01:19 AM
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My "knife guy," who has been repairing my Morseth 4.75-inch clip point and making a new sheath for it, has been seriously ill for several months. While my preferred knife is unavailable, I chose to use other general purpose outdoorsman's knives for several weeks at a time. I discovered that the "back-up" knife I knew would be the most easily used in my possession is, in fact, the one I find the most difficult to use. And my Gerber Yari II drop point, the one I believed would be least useful and most difficult to use, is almost a knife superior to my Morseth. My Yari II's defect as an outdoorsman's knife is borderline unusable aluminum scales. Winter is still in Seeley Lake, and poorly designed metal scales are a trial in winter.

The knife has been out of production for perhaps a decade, so any OEM Micarta® or stabilized wood replacement scales are no longer around. Who makes, or can make, replacement scales?

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If you can post some pics, I might be able to help you out.
Here's a pic of an Ek I reprofiled and made scales for. (walnut)

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Sugru. I have never used it for whole scales, only to repair knife handles or to modify them, but I have been considering trying it on a blank blade, maybe aCondor Kephart.
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If you can post some pics, I might be able to help you out.
Here's a pic of an Ek I reprofiled and made scales for (walnut).
I am unable to post directly - neither image host I have used functions for my antiquated (hardware circa 2005, software circa 2007) computer. PM me with your email address and I'll furnish Yari II stuff.
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Naphtali - Here is a link to a company that has a great selection of knife making parts and accessories. If you are fairly handy, fitting new knife handles / scales is not that difficult, and can be a fun project.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...s_mAS7hgyF5CM_

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