I recently picked up a SOGfari machete, and noticed that the grip seemed very narrow for my hands. Wrapping the handle in 550 cord resulted in a grip that was too deep to me comfortable. The handle is coated in rubber and texturized. Do you have a suggestion for a way to widen the grip, short of cutting all the plastic and rubber off and carving wood grips?
Outside of using some type of epoxy or resin, perhaps J.B Weld, to add to the grips and then carving or grinding and texturing to suit your grip. I don't have any other suggestions. I'm not familiar with that knife. Hope this helps.
I "redid" a handle on an old machete because the blade metal was so good, but the ergonomics of the handle sucked. What i did was use a plastic called "King Board" made for boats. It worked great... although it was slippery with sweaty or wet hands so i wrapped it with AGrip.
Find out what all the fuzz is about... seriously... get AGrip!