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Discussion in 'Knives' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, May 23, 2013.
Thats kinda where I'm at. Working a little every night....problem is time really gets away from me!!
Does anybody know of an alternate source for GITD Kirinite please?
USA Knifemaker seem to be constantly out of stock
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I found a place called eagle grips dot com. There website is down for maintenance however they provide contact info. looks like you may have to call or email them for info. I also use USA knife maker, I just constantly check their site, and when its in, I order!
Anyone know where to buy the blue glow in the dark scales?
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So what's this??
Maybe not the answer to your questions about kirinite, but I order 2oz of strontium aluminate glowing powder and will try to make scales for the Cryo and the OD-2 and backspacers for the Kershaw Chill and maybe for my RAT 2.
Here in daylight:
Hmmm ... Maybe that's what they are using for blue? How do you harden it?
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I'm planning to mix it with epoxy+hardener and then mold it into a to be made cast.
We'll see when I can do that. Also first I want to make a test piece with some filler powder to determine how much epoxy and glowing pigment I need. Can be months, first I'd like to sink the screw heads for the Chill scales at the weekend if I find time for it.
Some are my personal knives, some are not! All a hell of a good time! I love customizing and learning new things!
I hope that this count like customization:
eMilanist It surely does. I dremeled my name on my Sak when I was 15, too
One of the tools I liked best on the SwissTool was the chisel,so I put one on my Trekker,along with a flat area to strike a fero rod & some red scales in place of the black....
Didn't use the screwdriver much out in the woods anyway so it worked out pretty well for my uses.
Doing the oxiclean soak like livewake did, but only going overnight instead of three days. I pulled them out at 1 hour and there was a noticeable difference in color since the beginning. I also did my wedding band for an hour. It's now an "antique" color. Very cool.
First soak was hot water and two scoops of oxiclean.
Second soak is boiling water and two scoops of oxiclean.
Starting again at 2200 CST, and will remove them at 0800ish.
Before pictures. I used an industrial scratch pad to scuff up the scales prior to the first dipping.
During. You can see the bubbles evolving off the scales in the photo.
And here we are in the morning after a ten hour soak. I washed the parts in soap and water while brushing them with a denture brush. Then I applied a light coating of olive oil to all parts and wiped off the excess.
Here's one of my knife "mods"...not in a good way!
For perspective. It was a pretty good sized knife.
You could sharpen it and have a mini reverse recurve!
May I ask what you've done to achive this?
I was actually batoning a piece of wood as a test (of the blade) and hit a very hard/dense knot. If you look carefully, the blade is also severely damaged forward of the broken edge. You can see the deflection of the blade in the light where the entire edge has been distorted. 440C Stainless...absolute junk! Great example of why I dislike stainless so much as a blade material.
I wanted to see if the blade was worthy of carry. As you can see, it was not!
Well, I wouldn't say any steel is junk as such, it's just the intended use of the steel you have.
Batoning is not the best thing to do for any knife, esp. not for a hollow ground one.
Get yourself an axe or hatchet or at least a knife with a scandi or a convex grind to make the firewood for your stake...
90% done. Some more fine polishing and backspacer to be done this weekend/next week.
Scales were "ordered" a bit fatter than the original, but to match with the pivot I made it thinner. I like it so far.
Self-made sanding file with 2 pins at the end to easily swap to finer grits. Simple but working well.
P.S. The teak wood will get a little darker after a while or from more polishing due to the oil in the wood.
Very nice! I want to do some wood scales eventually. I think it will be a nice medium to work with. I like the sanding file idea...I might have to borrow that technique!