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    I had some work done on these 2 #48s.


    I had the main blades swapped as I wanted the narrower blade on the jack as I wanted it to be less noticeable when using the pen. I also figured the larger clip on the single blade #48 would make it easier to pinch open. As you can see I also had the covers changed. The jack is no Lignum Vitae and the single blade is black canvas micarta.



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    Very nice 2D! I like what you did with them. Very simple transformation, but clean and elegant.

    Nice work.
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    Thanks Glenn. These are how I would have liked GEC to make them. I realize that the Scagel #48s are basically the single blade version I had made. The jack to me looks better with the narrower blade too.

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    Much better like that!!!
    The single bladed is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Dead View Post
    Thanks Glenn. These are how I would have liked GEC to make them. I realize that the Scagel #48s are basically the single blade version I had made. The jack to me looks better with the narrower blade too.
    Amen on both points. Those look fantastic.

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    Here's a Buck that I shaved 2oz off of...that's a 26% weight reduction. It carries about the same as my GEC 2351 now.










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    Quote Originally Posted by sitflyer View Post
    Here's a Buck that I shaved 2oz off of...that's a 26% weight reduction. It carries about the same as my GEC 2351 now.
    Nice job on that!

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    Thank you sir!

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    Wow, love that Buck. Is it thin enough to ride in the pocket now?

    Kinda reminds me a little bit of that one by Kershaw, I think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennbad View Post
    Wow, love that Buck. Is it thin enough to ride in the pocket now?

    Kinda reminds me a little bit of that one by Kershaw, I think...
    Thanks Glenn! Yah, the pocket melt treatment makes in comfy to carry in jeans pocket.

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    Very clever and nicely executed.
    Mike


    Quote Originally Posted by sitflyer View Post
    Here's a Buck that I shaved 2oz off of...that's a 26% weight reduction. It carries about the same as my GEC 2351 now.



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    Sitflyer,

    A question on taking off so much of the bolsters. It is my understanding that most cutlers taper the pivot hole only to a certain depth. Do you re taper the hole and re-peen? Or does Buck taper the hole so deep that it is of no concern?

    Its why I have never taken much off my knives. Thanks for the info!

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by richstag View Post
    Sitflyer,

    A question on taking off so much of the bolsters. It is my understanding that most cutlers taper the pivot hole only to a certain depth. Do you re taper the hole and re-peen? Or does Buck taper the hole so deep that it is of no concern?

    Its why I have never taken much off my knives. Thanks for the info!

    Kevin
    You are absolutely correct in your assumption. This is pretty much a total disassemble and re build. Rocker pin peined to the frame... Blade re insertion is one of the last steps, after re tapering the holes. There is a lot more to it than meets the eye

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    You do an outstanding job! Thanks for the information

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    I've done a few production knife makeovers.Just finished a couple of Soddies.Stag with a G-10 bolster,filework,and i took the deep belly out of the blade.

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    Duane - your modded Buck is just a stunning knife! I really like the slim profile, what an outstanding piece!

    Don - when seeing this beauty, itīs hard to believe, that it has been once an ordinary Soddie. The stag is great looking and the job with the G10 at pivot pin is a great idea. The filework is great too. The brass inlays between the two handle materials make it to a real gentlemanīs / sunday knife.

    Great modified knives, everyone. I really like this thread Keep 'em going!

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    Some fantastic mods have been posted! Here are a couple of Bucks I have modded.



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    Imperial Barlow with wenge wood scales and horn bolsters.



    before/after

    Last edited by rarreola; 11-04-2012 at 12:20 PM.

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    I love those horn bolsters! Very unique use of materials.

    Here's a couple I just finished:

    Queen TL-29 Before

    after - elongated and bottom bolsters added, modified SD blade, antique green pick bone



    Kabar barlow - before

    after - Marigold bone
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    Here's a Case Wharncliffe Trapper I worked on. I etched the blades, jigged the bone more and dyed it darker. It
    was fun trying anyway..lol

    Jason






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