The online community of knife collectors, A Knife Family Forged in Steel
Bolsters, there are so many different kinds and types of materials. I was wondering if some of you had favorites.
Add a Comment
Join iKnife Collector
Yahoo! I'm inspiring people around the world....lol
Good luck with it, Alex. Show us some photos when you're done.
Excellent Alexander! Can't wait to see it
This thread inspired me to plan on doing some bolsters in the near future.
I just love those Bolsters.
Over the years Bolsters have been used to distinguish a maker's knives. A way to not have to reinvent the wheel, or the knife as the case may be
I like brass bolsters over nickel silver ones. They just seem more dressy in my opinion. Of course the type of handle material makes a difference on the type bolster also.
I have limited experience but slippie's mostly seem to be nickel silver, I like nickel silver bolsters ,just as well I guess. GEC did a Cotton Sampler with brass bolsters a while ago and I seem to remember seeing something about a knife with copper ones ?
Real nice, Peter. Great work.
Are we counting fixed blades :) Because I enjoy doing two tone wood bolsters, doesn't add anything but looks of course but it was also a challenge, got "bored" or rather wanted to try something different with some handles, i think they come out rather spiffy :)
I've tried putting slipjoints together without bolsters, it works, but on most of them i ended up feeling it needed a bolster (functioning) don't know why, just a feeling in use i guess. can't get the idea that a bolster takes the pressure of the wood when doing a stronger cut out my mind.
Some have a function and some do not. The design of the knife may make it unnecessary for it to have one that is functional.
Welcome toiKnife Collector
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
© 2021 Created by Jan Carter.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.