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I Cliched a knife and I liked it

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by flipaldinho, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. flipaldinho

    flipaldinho

    370
    Jan 18, 2012
    (Yes, another "Cliching" thread)

    Hello all. Just wanted to show off my attempt at Cliching my BK2. I followed the instructions and the thing turned out pretty darn well, if I do say so myself. Very well documented, Clich. Thanks for the instruction! I highly encourage trying this at least once with one of your Beckers. It not only looks sweet but it's also one of those "feel good" kinda things when you are done. Gettin' your hands dirty and mod'ing a knife never felt so good. I did not have enough bleach so I watered it down a little and it still worked out well. Sadly, there was no whisky to accompany it. Maybe next time ;)

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    Enjoy!
     
  2. Axisjoe

    Axisjoe

    259
    Feb 25, 2012
    Looks good man. I just got my 2 today and plan on doing mine as soon as I get my vinyl masking from mrn8. I can't wait :)
     
  3. C_Tanner

    C_Tanner

    Feb 21, 2011
    Great job! Getting my stuff tommorrow.
     
  4. Tilley Knife

    Tilley Knife I'm Daniel, I make stuff

    Jul 6, 2011
    Outstanding!
     
  5. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Nice looking blue/bleach etch. :thumbup: :D
     
  6. flipaldinho

    flipaldinho

    370
    Jan 18, 2012
    The pattern I got here reminds me of the one that Clich got with his Izula. I just used cotton swabs and swabbed it around all over. Axis, good call on using the Vinyl from mrn8. I just got some from him too and am looking forward to trying it out. He's a good kid ;)
     
  7. ol_sc

    ol_sc

    998
    Sep 12, 2011
    What's the total cost of the operation?
     
  8. flipaldinho

    flipaldinho

    370
    Jan 18, 2012
    I went to the dollar store and got:

    Oil Based lip balm (2 Pack) $1
    Steel wool (12 pack) $1
    Masking tape $1
    Bleach $1

    Wal mart:
    Perma blue $5
    Variety of sandpaper ~$6

    So we are looking at around $15. The nice thing is that most of the stuff you can use for other knife mod'ing projects as well.
     
  9. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Good work man, looks nice. Eventually I'll get around to doing this to a knife...
     
  10. Guineaman

    Guineaman

    505
    Jan 20, 2012
    Looks good and oh so good for you!!!
     
  11. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    I agree
     
  12. Skystorm

    Skystorm A Cow Flayin' Sheath Making Angry Gnome Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2011
    That came out nice, I like the pattern:thumbup:
     
  13. Tasselhoff

    Tasselhoff

    107
    Oct 10, 2007
    How do yu contain the etchingto just one area? I have read Clich post but did not see how to do that.
     
  14. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    Oil based gel. Vaseline, lip balm, whatever. Just coat the areas you do not want etched with it and you will be fine. Check the link in mt signature and check out post #25.
     
  15. Tasselhoff

    Tasselhoff

    107
    Oct 10, 2007
    ANd there it is... thanks man. I am looking forward to trying this....
     
  16. brward

    brward

    69
    Apr 9, 2012
    I love love love the way the etching looks! Just cant wait to get my 2 in. But i also have a question about this process. From everything i have read and seen, you have to strip the black coating off first, correct? Will the bleach do this without haveing to strip the coating?
     
  17. flipaldinho

    flipaldinho

    370
    Jan 18, 2012
    Yes, it must be stripped first. You can use Citri Strip or Kwik Strip spray to get the job done. It's not too hard. You may want to have some 100, 200 & 400 grit sandpaper handy for imperfections on blade and grind marks.
     

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