Creating a silver inlayed design on knife scales requires precision and skill. The process is typically done with a Dremel tool and a small grinding bit—this allows craftsmen to carefully carve out a pocket in the scale material into which the silver can be artfully placed.
Instead of carving out a small inlay with only hand tools, many artisans are now turning to routers. This offers more flexibility when crafting larger pieces or more intricate designs, since the router can be used to create a much deeper and spacious recess than what can typically be achieved manually.
No matter what technique you utilize, the essential factor is to do your work with care and deliberation, so as to not cause damage to the scale material or the silver inlay. With a little bit of perseverance and practice, you have the capability of producing some remarkable and one-of-a-kind knife scales that feature a silver inlay.