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Does anyone know where I can buy a handle broach for opening up the tang hole for handle making? Doesn't have to be fancy as long as it works.

I spent time trying to make my own from saw blades but it just takes way too long with the equipment I have available. And the few that I've seen for sale via Google search were not long enough for some of my Japanese knife tangs.
 

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Cheap-o needle files have worked for me.
I have something like these:
I'm sure there are better sets, but I do this so infrequently it didn't make sense to plunk down $40-50 for a proper set. Might be able to find a USA or Swiss set on eBay though.
Thanks. I have a set of needle rasps and a set of files as well. They're just kinda slow and kinda difficult to use for the deepest part of a single piece handle
 

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I’ve been looking as well and this one seems promising. I’ve done with a few jigsaw blades jb welded together in a scrap handle previously but it’s a bit wonky and I figure this’ll make a tedious job far more enjoyable. Just ordered one, I’ll report back when I put it to use.

 
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I’ve been looking as well and this one seems promising. I’ve done with a few jigsaw blades jb welded together in a scrap handle previously but it’s a bit wonky and I figure this’ll make a tedious job far more enjoyable. Just ordered one, I’ll report back when I put it to use.

That looks good. Let me know what the length is when you receive it.
 

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I’ve been looking as well and this one seems promising. I’ve done with a few jigsaw blades jb welded together in a scrap handle previously but it’s a bit wonky and I figure this’ll make a tedious job far more enjoyable. Just ordered one, I’ll report back when I put it to use.

This looks quite effective - interested to hear your thoughts on it.

I have the Amazon rasps but they're not good for deepening a hole, only widening the sides.
 

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I have no experience with this whatsoever...
 

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Those things look like double sided jig saw blades with a knob handle. I wonder if there are any narrow jig saw blades that could be fitted with a handle on the cheap. Just thinking out loud.
 

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Those things look like double sided jig saw blades with a knob handle. I wonder if there are any narrow jig saw blades that could be fitted with a handle on the cheap. Just thinking out loud.
Jigsaw blade and an old doorknob?

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Though these blades don't appear to be as thin as the purpose-made tool. There are some that get pretty close. And a couple 3D printed handle designs I saw for handles for jig saw blades, so someone has done it.
 
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I've used jig saw blades. It's not so fun but it works. We'll see if this is any better.
 
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I typically make my own but the one referenced above can be bought from a few places for around $35. It is a decent quality alternating tooth saw broach. At some point tomorrow I will try to take a quick video of how it works vs. A single row scrapping style handle broach.
 

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I use jigsaw blades glued into a wooden Handle

I’ve neat bought broaches before but I S easier to match resistance
 

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I’ve been looking as well and this one seems promising. I’ve done with a few jigsaw blades jb welded together in a scrap handle previously but it’s a bit wonky and I figure this’ll make a tedious job far more enjoyable. Just ordered one, I’ll report back when I put it to use.


I have one of theBlackDragon broaches. It works very well. Eats wood. Even use it on non-ferrous ferrules. It is narrow though so I have a wider broach to carve out the channel.

Aldrich posted a phot of his “handle chisels” which I really liked the look of.

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Does anyone know where I can buy a handle broach for opening up the tang hole for handle making? Doesn't have to be fancy as long as it works.

I spent time trying to make my own from saw blades but it just takes way too long with the equipment I have available. And the few that I've seen for sale via Google search were not long enough for some of my Japanese knife tangs.
Interesting I haven't heard of these either. Making things like this are more my realm. I'll see what I can come up with using jigs, and adding teeth on the other side. Or maybe some other variant style to get teeth on both sides.
 
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