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Discussion in 'Knives' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, May 23, 2013.
Tried my hand at acid etching.
Looks really nice, well done I say!
What is that knife?
Thank you. Which one? The top one is a kershaw JYD2 and the bottom is a custom Blind horse knives Brumby.
Both actually! haha thank you
I absolutely love the look of that Kershaw etching. The clip etching is great.
Not as pretty as other mods but i like it.... a lot.
Ti heat anodized, acid etched tools...
Need to find some flat head screws, but that's almost impossible here...
This was my first knife to mod (except some minor works before). It felt too beefy to me, so I ground it on the surface but also from the flat side, there's room enough for the axis lock. Now it's possible to open/close with the thumb only, before I had to use thumb and index finger.
Wanted to give the boring blade shape a false edge, one side was going well, ruined the other one and decided to reshape it.
Destroyed the screws and had to order other ones on ebay cos the screws are soft as butter, but their thread locker is like concrete.
Acid etched and stonewashed the blade, but covered too much area around the pivot, cos marked it in open position only.
Stonewashing was too dark for my tastes so I sanded it with 600 grit. Next week I'll maybe get my home-made stonewasher, then I can put it in again.
So yeah, this work is far from perfect (same as the pics), but it has tought me a lot. Oh, on the last pic you can see my tool to open the pivot screw and the axis lock screws. It was a slotted screwdriver bit, filed out the middle part. You can buy these bits in some sets, too, but I didn't need the rest.
Comments very welcome.
More like new scales and new pants....
Big brother also got scales and pants....
The stock scales on a ZT 0350 are really flat.
So, I threw some thicker CF on mine, and did a little shaping.
Now they have some roundness or swell to them and the knife feels so much better in hand.
Thats hilarious! My Mom had that too
Did she acid stone wash her's too? I'm thinking about cutting a wave into the blade for ultra fast tactical deployment.
Very nice work, how much time did you invest into it?
And if I may ask, why did you drill the clip holes for left hand carry?
Ontario RAT 2:
Don't know yet how to make the edges, round or just a second grind, butt he surface will be shiny like that test piece.
Here's the second try on a package opening knife:
Annealed the blade to be able to drill the holes, prepared the handles and the extra piece of carbon.
Next step, hardening of the cutting edge, sanding, maybe give patina with vinegar to prevent rusting.
On the lower pic you see the first try (and the starting material, an old shoemaker's knife made of bandsaw steel), now got the second order as they use it very much on job to open packages
And last but not least a damascus blade from a derelict knifesmith. It was a piece of practice, many wrong angles and lines.
Worked on it but found out late only that it would be easier to anneal it first. Done that yesterday, now it's waiting for sanding and etching, rehardening and then someday it will get a handle. Maybe...
Probably about 4-5 hours.
I prefer not to be restricted to one carry position.
I carry in multiple positions, right front pocket, left front pocket and right side on my belt.
But, always tip up.
Turned out alright;
Probably not. I'd be willing to bet it went through the laundry wash once though
Whatcha need is a hundred dollar bead on it
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I think you are on to something here! haha that would be hilarious!
My benchmade 710 d2 lscf scales done by keyman...
almost done with my opinel no 9
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