You all saw Take One -- the BK-17 made out of a FFG BK16 that is now somewhere in the world on a pass-around. Last seen in the mitts of Thrillbilly. That one got polished for the sake of making a good impression at the intro here.
That posting generated a sale of another one similar to it (Take Two). I was hesitant to do more polishing, so a Forum member asked me to do the grinding and he'd do the rest. He's Air Force stationed overseas in an unknown country that's "...real hot with a big beach but no water." He has a lot of time to kill so he'll be doing the polishing on his off time. To make the package more palatable, I researched what kind of camo the AF is using now and made him a set of DuraCoated scales to sort-of match his uniform.
Did you know they went to an almost VietNam-era Tiger Stripe? I didn't either...
While I was mixing the coating I figured I'd do up another whole knife for myself in the same colors and pattern. But since designs evolve over time, this one is a little different besides the color, so I thought I'd share with you.
OK, Ta-Da-a-a-a! Take Three!
Also included in this package is aftermarket micarta obtained via Flea Bae that I'd been holding for something appropriate. I think it goes with the camo fairly well.
BK-17 - style clip point, even though it started life as a drop-point -16. Swedges, also. I'm getting better at it.
OK, so who are the eagle-eyed ones among us? What's different?
Note the jimping. Lots deeper than the stock jimping, with the additional feature of the thumb radius for comfort and additional grip. You can get a huge purchase on the top of the blade now.
Allow me to demonstrate:
So there you have it. Not an earth-shattering change from last time, but enough to warrant a post.