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Time to mod!

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by yoko, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Ok just got my bk14 in the mail.....

    Time to start modding!

    I scored some micarta, marked off a little spot where I want some slight jimping on the spine

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    I'm going to strip the blade, convex the edge and force a patina also

    It might take a while since I have a fractured ankle and my air tools and such are in my parents garage
     
  2. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Can't wait to see the finished product, sounds like a good set of mods.
     
  3. Paden87

    Paden87

    561
    Jul 9, 2012
    If you are thinking about air tools to strip it I wouldn't I would go to wallyworld and get some paint stripper it's faster and easier. But make sure u have some rubber gloves and use 2 pair on each had if you don't it eats through pretty quick [​IMG]
     
  4. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Nope not going to use air tools to strip, I have a gallon of air craft paint stripper at my parents (I'm an automotive painter by trade) was going to use a cut off wheel for jimping, and my da sander to shape the micarta

    But thank you though!
     
  5. TheWambo

    TheWambo

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eskabar's just beg to be stripped (in my opinion anyway) bet its going to look great.
     
  6. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    X2

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  7. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    just convexed so far, hope to get some more done in the next couple days
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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  8. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Well got a few more things done

    made a piece to hold the scales in place
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    Rough fit the handles
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    Finished the scales then forced a patina on everything but the blade (doing a different style one on the blade)
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  9. Kabarcamper

    Kabarcamper

    551
    Dec 31, 2011
    Looks to be coming along nicely. How's the ankle...
     
  10. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Thank you, still can't walk :( not working sucks especially since my kids just started school

    but I should heal quick enough to get caught up on bills and fund my new found becker addiction lol
     
  11. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Yay just want to do a little more sanding on the handle and I'm done!
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  12. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    Looks great man! Love your scales.
     
  13. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Thank you!
     
  14. Galeocerdoshark

    Galeocerdoshark Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2011
    Well, this does look extremely nice indeed. Good job, I wish I was that crafty/handy.
    What exactly did you do to the blade itself? In what aspect was your approach to forcing the patina on the blade different than what you did in the handle?
     
  15. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Thanks again, I don't know why but I wanted to try a two tone patina lol

    I let it sit in vinegar, then sanded the blade and used a grapefruit on that
     
  16. Galeocerdoshark

    Galeocerdoshark Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2011
    The result is definitely impressive, kudos!
     
  17. TheWambo

    TheWambo

    Apr 21, 2012
    Awesome work, I'm thinking about jimping mine as well.
     
  18. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Sep 4, 2011
    Forgot to post pictures of it finished, filed and rounded the handles then wet sanded with different grits to finish
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  19. bladescout26

    bladescout26 Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    May 3, 2012
    that micarta looks great....does the blade still fit in the factory sheath?
     
  20. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    Nice job on those custom scales. They came out great. I just ordered another 14 from tomarskabars this morning and I plan on doing something similar with some homemade denim micarta.

    Can I ask: what kind of hardware is that? Looks like you found a way past making hex bolt holes. Do share...
     

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