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    Default Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    Looking to purchse an oversized cork grip, that is the O.D. is slightly thicker then normal to suit my oversized hands.
    Any info?

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    Did you get sorted out? If not, I notice Guidesnblanks.com do a half wells heavy and a half wells light. Try dropping them an email. Other than that I suppose a local builder could make you one if half wells isn't the shape you need.

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    Here, Corks, Cork Products & Fighting Butts - Handles & Grips

    Sorry Splinters didn't see your post,
    Last edited by lee71; 04-08-2019 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Idiocy

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    Speak to Mark at Taniwha Rods. He sells really excellent grips and would make one to your specification I'd imagine. He does great blanks and all the other bits for rod building too. Top bloke!

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    Quote Originally Posted by trout_bum1 View Post
    Looking to purchse an oversized cork grip, that is the O.D. is slightly thicker then normal to suit my oversized hands.
    Any info?
    The limiting factor in any conventional cork handle design is that cork shives (the cork rings glued up to make the handle) are typically 1.25”,sometimes 1.5” diameter .This in effect drives the maximum handle diameter that can be readily made .
    Last edited by william henry; 12-08-2019 at 06:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    I have large paws but I get on fine with the handles on any of my rods, how do you get on with a pen or pencil? easker1

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    Default Re: Oversized cork grip.Where can I purchase?

    I bought one of these 14" lengths of pre-glued shives for a rebuild I've done. It was my first attempt at shaping a handle and it came out ok considering I don't have a lathe, just a metal file and two grades of sandpaper. If you fancy trying your hand I found the cork's quality was pretty decent once sanded down.

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