I’ve had this blade for who knows how long! It was given to me by an elder family member long, long ago and she was in desperate need of having a good quality handle mounted up!! So I hit several hunting/fishing forums that I’m a member of to get some inputs on what folks thought would make for a good handle.
Hopefully the tape measurer helps in giving you an idea of the blade’s length. Because this is no Bowie knife blade!! It’s a very small one that I plan on using for small game and for areas that call for an intricate skinning knife. From the forums that I posted up on to gain inputs from blade choices, many options were given!! Shown below is a cheesy chart breaking down all the options given.
Out of all the recommendations given, I chose to go with the one made by Jacob Bennett (of Shared Obsession TV ) who put on a beautiful osage wood handle! What I can’t wait for is the darkening effect osage has while it ages!!
The rounding on this handle fits into my hand very snugly and I can’t wait to put it to work on some skinning!!
Product Review: May 21, 2010
Arrows these days aren’t cheap by any means! Lose a few during your hunt and you’ll see! But there are tools out on the market that will help you keep from losing those valuable arrows so easily (unless your aim is dead-on!!). One such tool are the Lumenok™ Lighted Arrows Nocks by Burt Coyote.
The basic form and function of the Lumenoks™ are to serve as a visual reference on your arrows; much like tracers fired from high powered rifles, the tracers allow you to see where your shot is going. Working on aluminum or carbon arrows, these lighted arrow nocks add very little weight to your arrow; but get out there and shoot at targets from various angles so that you can become accustomed to your arrows with the lighted nocks. One thing I truly enjoy about these nocks is that when out getting some target practice, they can really help you “see” what your arrow is doing in flight. This is very beneficial in that you can identify shooting techniques that you may need to improve upon thus making you a more accurate bow hunter.
Assembly is very simple… just take out the old nock in your arrow and insert the Lumenok™ … that’s all there is to it! The force of the string, when the arrow is shot, causes the lighted arrow nock to turn on. When retrived, wiggle the nock slightly until it turns off.
Check out this video to see the Lumenoks in action!