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Picture thread

Discussion in 'STR's Backyard KnifeWorks' started by STR, May 17, 2007.

  1. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    I figure we need a place to show some examples of what I do, well, I should say what I've done because most of this thread will be older knives so if you have a picture of something I did for you and want to share it feel free to post it here or start your own thread on it.

    Also feel free to start new threads for new topics and questions about anything you see here or for work you need answers to. I'd prefer that rather than to answer them here and get off topic.

    I'll start off with a few of my own here.

    Here are a few of my most recent knives that just went out this week, or within the last few weeks. These are what I call my thin gents folders. I did both of these in thicker titanium than most knives this size but I like beefy over thinner stock metal and without overscales on these they still remained relatively thin in the pocket. I'm currently working on another of the larger ones and a .125 version that will be longer in the handle that should be up soon once I get more time to focus in on them.

    This bigger model shown here with four pictures was designed by my very good friend and co moderator on our other forum (Oupa and Friends over at the KF) and I was very pleased when he gave me permission to make it using his handle and blade idea. Its been a very nice little knife that a couple of other makers have also done up right now. We call it the Ouparator.

    Thanks for looking.

    STR
     

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  2. Kalimalena

    Kalimalena

    Jan 1, 2004
    Nice.... Clean, simple and Thin!:thumbup:
     
  3. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    Best wishes for the new forum Steve!

    Here are a few that you've either done for me or that I've been lucky enough to purchase after you customized them.

    Atlantic Salt - blade modified to wharncliffe tip, FRN handle replaced with stablized birdseye maple over titanium liners...

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    Stretch - Stainless steel handle replaced with brown canvas micarta scales over titanium liners...

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    C16 Goddard - FRN handle replaced with anodized titanium

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    Stretch - Stainless steel handle replaced with lignum vitae scales over titanium liners...

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    Kopa - Clip screw holes filled and front bolsters reground to eliminate clip mounting "divot"...

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    That might be a bit hard to appreciate if you've never seen a Kopa with the clip removed. This is a "before" shot of that bolster...

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  4. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    Darn 10 image limit... :D

    Tasman Salt - FRN handle replaced with bead blasted aluminum...

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    Darn, almost forgot one, C83 Persian, second from right, - set up for LH carry with a custom titanium clip...

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    Thanks Steve!
     
  5. westllen

    westllen

    Feb 17, 2006
    congrats on having your own forum Steve, just saw it.....that's great:thumbup:

    Jules
     
  6. Death's Head

    Death's Head

    Jul 26, 2005
    Very nice work Steve! Congratulations too on your new forum!
     
  7. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    I have one other recent modified Spyderco from just last week that I'll add. This one was done for a give away. He won't be losing this one! :eek: This is a Spyderco 93mm Rescue in orange G10 with an orange lanyard and a Spyderco clip I've ended up with from one of several others I've rebuilt. Don't remember which one but I think it came off an Ocelot that I modified.
    Used to be black fiberglass reinforced nylon for the handle until I got it. I also modified the blade on this one to a true Wharncliff shape.

    Here is a pic of the knife before from when I used it to test edge holding on some hemp rope. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=56561&d=1149391612

    STR
     
  8. cybrok

    cybrok

    Aug 7, 2005
    One that Death's Head and I owned in a not that far past.

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    bead blasted handle and reversed clip, unfortunately I don't have pics on the clip anymore; cpu crash.
     
  9. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    I am glad that you have your own digs!! You do GREAT work.
     
  10. Unclejim

    Unclejim

    27
    May 4, 2006
    Can I stay even if I don't do tacticals???

    Photo removed. Too big for screen. Sorry Jimmy
     
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  11. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Yes you can my friend. Just get you a cot and camp out fellow Okie! :thumbup: Good looking stuff there.

    STR
     
  12. alejandrino

    alejandrino

    May 16, 2006
    STR modded my Limited edition Walker -Lake folder 1 of 500 with the BG 42 blade. Complete redo but the pivot pin. I did do a few touch up on the handles. Love it and my fav edc. Titanium framelock and green G10 !!:thumbup:
     
  13. will_77

    will_77

    88
    Jan 17, 2006
    STR, glad to see your new forum. Steve rebuilt a Spyderco jess horn for me last summer, I'm pretty sure the blade and lockbar are the only original parts left. These pictures really don't do the knife justice.
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  14. dedguy

    dedguy

    128
    May 5, 2006
    Just a clip, but it was made to my specs which I think makes it a little special. I think it does a lot for the looks of this already handsome knife. I'm a bit of a pocket clip junkie though. They're often my favorite aspect of a knife.

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  15. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Nice pictures. That one is a handsome folder. It is the kind of work that always made me think "BenchMade" because it has that handmade artisanal look to it and the wood scales? Well, those set it off in my opinion especially in conjunction with the handsome liner color they did on that one. Then again I always liked the Elishewitz designs though.

    STR
     
  16. dedguy

    dedguy

    128
    May 5, 2006
    I really like the coating on the blade as well. It's a black coating of some sort but is still metalic. Sort of a gunmetal look to it. I'm very greatful to Rogcohen for offering it to me. There's no way I would have ever paid what they're going for on ebay new these days.
     
  17. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    By the way, what model BM is that? I couldn't find any number on it to ID it.

    STR
     
  18. Bungwrench

    Bungwrench Banned by Moderators

    588
    Dec 21, 2006
    dedguy's BM is a 690.

    You made a really nice clip for it too. The factory clips look like a horses rump.
     
  19. STR

    STR Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Aug 27, 2004
    Thanks but I just copied a design by the owner. He deserves credit for that one. The real beauty with a mod like that is that the knife was not modified permanently so no collector value was lost really. And with the carbide coated blade no harm will likely occur there either. I found two of those for sale on Ebay after your post. Not bad knives but pricy beyond what I realized.

    STR
     
  20. dedguy

    dedguy

    128
    May 5, 2006
    I got mine for $90 which was a hellva a deal. I also thought that the spotting the the blade was rust. When I took the knife apart it had the same sort of orange spotting on the Ti Liners. I realized it was impossible that it was rust. It came off with just some soapy water. No idea what it was but it's gone now.
     

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