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Show us your knife mods!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, May 23, 2013.

  1. Taylor2394

    Taylor2394 Loaded Pockets

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    Installed a nice carbide glass breaker onto my Hardcore Hardware MILF-01 most useful thing i have ever done. Very strong and very cool

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  2. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Nice idea! See you also drilled thumb stud holes in the blade? Im like Homer Simpson with power tools

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  3. Taylor2394

    Taylor2394 Loaded Pockets

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    Sorry mate. Haha. This knife has 3 positional thumb stud optioms from factory. If not that great with tools

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  4. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    I can't help but wonder what was going through the mind(s) of the team that named a knife a "MILF-01"...:confused:

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  5. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Oh I think I know....

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  6. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Can you tell us a how you installed the carb tip?


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  7. Taylor2394

    Taylor2394 Loaded Pockets

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    Its all Australian mate

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  8. Taylor2394

    Taylor2394 Loaded Pockets

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    Basically:
    1. Drill hole deep enough
    2. Shove euper strong 2 part epoxy in hole and behind hole
    3. Stick the carbide tip in
    4. Once dry sand it back and make it look sexy
    5. Matte black spray paint is your best friend
    6. Wait to dry
    7. Smash windows

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  9. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Lol I think even I could dp this one! TY

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  10. Evil D

    Evil D Loaded Pockets

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    Lots of work on this one, but most recently skeletonized the liners to match the factory skeletonized liners (as closely as I could). Fun stuff.

    First off, it's a Manix 2 Lightweight S110V blade in a standard G10/S30V handle. Then, I reshaped the grip. The black scale is the modded one with an unmodded one underneath it..
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    Then the scales. I have a set of factory skeletonized scales, but because I ground out so much of the bottom of the handle, if I had used them I would have ground through the bottom "ribs" which would've looked and felt horrible. So I decided to just skeletonize the solid liners, working with only a hand drill and a Dremel..

    First, lay the skeletonized scales over the solid ones and trace out the holes..
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    In this pic you can see where I traced the holes where I would have ground through into the cutouts. Not major, but more than I wanted.
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    Then start drilling holes. This part sucked a whole lot. I'm not sure what steel they use for liners but it's definitely hardened and definitely a major pain in the arse to drill, especially with a hand drill while holding the scale in your off hand..
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    I had to alter the three small holes, which eventually got shaped completely freehand as best as I could get them.
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    The drill bit bound up quite a bit, this was the best I could get with a hand drill.
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    Then drill smaller holes trying to remove as much metal the "easy way" to cut down on how much I had to grind away by hand later..
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    Then start grinding. Initially I had no idea how I was going to do this and thought my only option was a barrel sander, which are pretty big and wouldn't allow small radius curves and corners like the factory scales have. Then I found that Dremel sell a tungsten carbide grinding bit designed for working with hard steels and iron, so I gave that a try and it worked like a charm. If I had known this ahead of time I could have done the front two and rear small holes much closer to the factory cutouts.



    Slowly they started taking shape..
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    Then the final product..
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    And compared to the factory scale..
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    And assembled again..
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    Next up I think I'm going to have the blade reground thinner behind the edge. After that I'm debating on stonewashing the blade and liners. Haven't decided on that one yet.
     
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  11. Treadwisely

    Treadwisely Loaded Pockets

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    Great work! Any before and afters on weight reduction? Think you voided the warranty ;)
     
  12. Evil D

    Evil D Loaded Pockets

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    Unfortunately no, I don't have a scale. But, when I get one I can weigh it and compare it to a sprint run weight.
     
  13. karlito

    karlito Loaded Pockets

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    Get some clamps man! ;) The finished pics very well done, nice straight clean lines. I was wondering how it was going to turn out after seening the hand drilled pics. I need to get me one of those tungstun carbide bits!
     
  14. Evil D

    Evil D Loaded Pockets

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    Hey nobody ever said I was smart lol. Sometimes my determination far outweighs my common sense :giggle:
     
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  15. victorf

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    ^^Interesting Evil D.^^^

    Coincidentally, I started on my GB2 lightening, no precision weight comparison, "sotp" hand feel is similar to my customized Yo2!

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    Lightening involved milling to avoid distorting thin but already flat factory stainless liners....enlarge all existing factory skeleton'ed holes and milled holes where there were none:

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    180 grit is needed to remove factory rough grind:

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    When finished, blade spine front hump swedge will be gone....mirror polish primary....finish with contrasting forced patina. I will start a separate thread to shown finished mod.
     
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  16. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    You do all this while holding the blade with one hand? I realized for myself that it's working better to fix the blade with a screw thru the pivot hole on a wooden jig and clamp it in a vise...
     
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  17. SV-97

    SV-97 Loaded Pockets

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    [​IMG] Opinel No. 8 Carbon

    Gesendet von meinem GT-I9195 mit Tapatalk
     
  18. victorf

    victorf Loaded Pockets

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    I use this jig made out of T6:

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  19. Adahn

    Adahn Loaded Pockets

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    victorf Your's is better than my wooden jig but that one's doing its job, too ;)
     
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  20. victorf

    victorf Loaded Pockets

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    Yea, there is always more than one way to skin a cat, right?

    Much like converting a KMG into serving both vertical and horizontal functions. I did it this way:

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    Finished:

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    Now, onto making my own unique frame mount tool posts. ;)
     
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