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Eickhorn RAD Dagger Grips?

Article about: I am aware that one of the grip screws and washer is a replacement. I however had someone ask me if the grip was original and mentioned that it looked strange. It appears to be either stag o

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    I am aware that one of the grip screws and washer is a replacement. I however had someone ask me if the grip was original and mentioned that it looked strange. It appears to be either stag or bone and I have seen a few Eickhorn RAD's with this type of grip... Thoughts?

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    Some of the later one's were synthetic, but this one appears to have grain like horn, maybe try the hot pin test?

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    This would be a great question our Members who are hunters..that would know about this type of graining.
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    Looks like bone instead of the usual stag grips.........
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    Steve.

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    I was thinking it looked like bone because of the striations and the yellowing discolouration but i dont know enough about horn to comment

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    I have never seen bone on RADs.
    Can we see the blade TM ?

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    Ned,can you show us some pictures of the original synthetic grips?
    Thanks

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    I also say it's bone. Maybe synthetic material.

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    Yes, these are "jigged" bone grips. The stag pattern is machined with a round burr. This material can still be purchased today. A google search on Jigged Bone will show the various patterns available. This material has been a classic choice for grips for many years, mostly in the US, but also in Europe. Many of the knife manufacturers used it for their pocket knife production, so not impossible to see it as a stag substitute for bayonets and in this case a RAD hewer.

    Wolfgang

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    Almost certainly bone. The graining and striations are much different in appearance than from horn.
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