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My Eskabar's New Look

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by jukrui, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    Hi everyone. I just wanted to show what I have done to my Eskabar.

    Here it is at work yesterday. I added the jimping along the spine a few weeks ago.
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    Next, I took it to the media blaster.
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    My Izula scales arrived the same day. With a little filing, they fit snug with a snap.
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    Test fit.
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    I added some jimping to the underside of the ring.
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    I forced a patina on the handle and spine with apple cider vinegar. I plan to let the blade patina naturally.
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    And here is the finished product. I tried to show the ring jimping as best I could
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  2. tman038

    tman038

    Dec 21, 2011
    that came out great. excellent mod, indeed. :thumbup: thanks for sharing
     
  3. CowboyStyle

    CowboyStyle

    277
    Dec 25, 2011
    Very nice.
     
  4. 357survival

    357survival

    806
    May 14, 2010
    That jimping looks real nice and pretty even. Details?
     
  5. nutoknives

    nutoknives Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Way Cool wish I could do the same but might make some upset as my 14 is a Proto and will keep it as is but another 14 is on the Mooses hit list nice mod thanks for sharing

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  6. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    I just measured out the distance (1/16" to 1/8") with a 6" scale and marked it with a sharpie. I cut in about 1/16" with a half-round file, then finished them all off with a very small rat-tail file.
     
  7. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Looks nice,14s are so fun to mod!
     
  8. Geektechnica

    Geektechnica

    318
    Feb 27, 2012
    Awesome!

    What'd you use to accomplish the stonewash finish?

    And I really love the jimping on the bottom of the handle!
     
  9. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    Media blasting machine. It's nice to have one at work.
     
  10. Darius502

    Darius502

    67
    Nov 4, 2010
    Very nice! I have thought to do something similar with mine but wasn't going to go that far up the blade though.
    Still looks great. Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Skystorm

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

    Oct 17, 2011
    One of the nicest 14's I have seen, Well done
     
  12. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    Thank you, I am quite happy with it. Now I just need to save for one of your sheaths.
     
  13. CamH_16

    CamH_16

    Feb 5, 2012
    Nice work on the jimp job :thumbup:! The jimping on my 14 is terrible :p. Thanks for sharing man.

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  14. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    classy.
    getting those grooves spaced evenly is a real headache, ain't it? :D
     
  15. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    I really like your finished product. I need to get me a dremel...
     
  16. wasatchdan

    wasatchdan

    Jan 6, 2007
    You guys and your file work. I'm envious. :thumbup:

    Great job, Jukrui. That's a sweet 14.
     
  17. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5

    Jan 6, 2006
    I like what you did with it. How does it through a spark?
     
  18. TheWambo

    TheWambo

    Apr 21, 2012
    Nice job man, really clean build. I'm thinking about jimping mine as well
     
  19. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    I had it out yesterday to test that very same thing, throws sparks like a champ
     
  20. jukrui

    jukrui

    105
    Jan 24, 2012
    Thanks, I recommend jimping the ring. It gives you that little extra grip for your pinky.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

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