Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

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Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by Tony_Wood » Fri May 24, 2019 9:58 pm

I picked up this main beam for less than what one set of scales would cost.
Sliced off a section and split it. Layed out scales and cut them to profile. Had to sand the back side to get them flat.
Dyed with some amber stain.
Will post pics later when installed on a knife.
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by Tony_Wood » Fri May 24, 2019 9:58 pm

Saved for knife pic.
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by Doc B » Fri May 24, 2019 10:39 pm

Nice! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by doglegg » Fri May 24, 2019 10:40 pm

Looking forward to the finished product. Thanks for sharing Tony. ::tu::

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Post by gsmith7158 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:56 pm

That's gonna make some fine looking handles Tony! ::tu::
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 25, 2019 12:18 am

By "Red Stag" do you mean antler from the European Red Deer ? If so how does it get in to USA ? I was stopped from entering USA because i had an elk antler in my vehicle. I would have needed special permits that take months to obtain
I have a few elk antlers but the surface is not as textured as the antler you show even though the 2 species are closely related. I have been told that elk antler is softer than Sambar stag and thus it wears smooth much quicker.
Does the piece of stag you have seem fairly dense ?
Thanks for showing us the steps involved.
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Post by Steve Warden » Sat May 25, 2019 12:24 am

::tu:: ::tu:: Looking forward to the finished product!!
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by Tony_Wood » Sat May 25, 2019 3:00 am

Thanks Doc, Floyd, and Greg. Steve, I, too, and looking forward to getting these in a Knife.

KJ,
I’m not aware of issues with owning/selling red stag here in the states. For a considerable sum of money one can actually hunt imported red stag in the state of Texas. This beam was actually on a table at a flea market.

Sometimes it is best not to ask, or show excitement for an item. Especially if the price is not marked beforehand. :D

I have some elk sheds as well. This pith on the stag is less dense, but the outer layer is harder to cut than the elk.
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Re: Processing Red Stag scales from main beam

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 25, 2019 12:54 pm

Thanks Tony. I did not know there were any European Red Deer in USA. The game farm in Texas could be where this antler came from. It looks more attractive than elk. I bet other knife makers would love to use Red Deer antler.
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Post by doglegg » Sat May 25, 2019 2:43 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Thanks Tony. I did not know there were any European Red Deer in USA. The game farm in Texas could be where this antler came from. It looks more attractive than elk. I bet other knife makers would love to use Red Deer antler.
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Roland, you can hunt just about any plains game at the ranches here in Texas. Photo safari's as well. They have imported just about everything. I had not thought of them as a source for horns or antlers.

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