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Wood scales on a SAK?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by afultz075, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. afultz075

    afultz075 Loaded Pockets

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    I could really get into the idea of carrying a SAK jazzed up with some wood scales for when carrying my Enduras aren't appropriate. I was wondering if anyone has added wood scales to their SAK?

    I found this company from Brazil that sales wood handles for $26 shipped: http://www.strassburgerweb.com/victorinox/customhandles/#

    Might go with them unless someone has another good suggestion.
     
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    I don't think that company really exists, I emailed them many times a few years ago with no response whatsoever, and I know of other people who also had no luck getting a hold of them. I had scibeer from knifeforums make me some a while back, not sure if he's still doing them now or not but mine came out great.
     
  4. afultz075

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    ^ Yea, when you click on the purchase link to paypal it says the seller is no longer accepting payments.

    I don't have much woodworking experience but I think i'm gonna try out one of those kits from sosakonline. I take it when you put wood scales on a SAK they have to be glued on?
     
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    correct
     
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    What's the best kind of epoxy/glue to use to bond the scales? I was thinking perhaps i'd rough up the aluminum liners a tiny bit with emery cloth to get a better bond with whatever I use.
     
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    You want a good slow setting 2 part epoxy, and let it set at least 24 hours.

    AcraGlass gets great reviews, normal off the shelf local epoxies are usually poor, an easy to get epoxy is JB Weld I doubt that would fail.
     
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    Above advice is all good.

    Just make sure you clamp it up and leave it alone!

    When it's set, be prepared for lots and lots of sanding - working from medium to extra fine in several stages. You can get an excellent finish with some patience, and the harder the wood, the longer the process.

    Rotokid usually has lots of nice scales on offer. Good luck :)
     
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    1. Depends which retailer is having a sale
    2. Amazon
    3. Marketplace or the B/S/T forums

    Not necessarily in that order
     
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    I have the scales changed to local Thai woods : Burmese Paduak, Black wood and Marid.
    Another one in imported Zebrano.

    All are not stabilized in resin so I had to use wipe-on poly, beeswax or Tru-Oil to seal the surface.
    The grain of Zebrano raised up a lot when wet.

    All scales and fittings were done by Mr. Amnuay, a local knifemaker, not the one in the above post though his work is excellent. He could be reach at http://www.konrakmeed.com/webboard/upload/index.php?showforum=18

    But I tend to carry the ones with stags and horns more often.
     
  13. afultz075

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    Oh my, those are absolutely amazing. Doubt my attempt will be anywhere near as nice.