Beckerhead Knife Making and Modification Thread

daizee

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I appreciate this discussion on pinned versus bolted scales. :thumbsup:

I’m working on ram horn scales for a tweener. I’ve been thinking hard on how I want to attach them. :)

Hmm, good question. I have my first set of ram's horn scales to apply soon. I don't know how tough they are against bolting forces. I mean... they're evolved to take some serious abuse, but cut into scales are squeezed by bolts? I don't know. I plan to epoxy/pin these to the blade in question. The knife will be for the ritual sacrifice of wood pellet bags for a pellet stove using a sort of kosher-slaughter-style blade, so ram's horn w/ red liners seems appropriate. :D
 
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Just completed the Puronvarsi 120mm knife. The blade has a slightly modified belly. The spine and bevels were straightened and the blade was hand polished to 800x then gray Scotch Brite for a soft satin finish. The handle is goncalo alves with padauk and ebony spacers and Lin-Speed oil finish taken to 800x for a low luster finish. The butt was convexed. The nickel-silver bolster has a lightly peened finish.





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Just completed the Puronvarsi 120mm knife. The blade has a slightly modified belly. The spine and bevels were straightened and the blade was hand polished to 800x then gray Scotch Brite for a soft satin finish. The handle is goncalo alves with padauk and ebony spacers and Lin-Speed oil finish taken to 800x for a low luster finish. The butt was convexed. The nickel-silver bolster has a lightly peened finish.





That is gorgeous! :)
 

Crag the Brewer

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Just completed the Puronvarsi 120mm knife. The blade has a slightly modified belly. The spine and bevels were straightened and the blade was hand polished to 800x then gray Scotch Brite for a soft satin finish. The handle is goncalo alves with padauk and ebony spacers and Lin-Speed oil finish taken to 800x for a low luster finish. The butt was convexed. The nickel-silver bolster has a lightly peened finish.





One of the Prettier ones I've Ever seen..... Wow!
 

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Just completed the Puronvarsi 120mm knife. The blade has a slightly modified belly. The spine and bevels were straightened and the blade was hand polished to 800x then gray Scotch Brite for a soft satin finish. The handle is goncalo alves with padauk and ebony spacers and Lin-Speed oil finish taken to 800x for a low luster finish. The butt was convexed. The nickel-silver bolster has a lightly peened finish.





Wow that’s almost to pretty to use.
 

Bkg

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My modded 4 with a nose job, double black canvas micarta with red g-10 liners and a little sanding.
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This 4 had very fine and even machining marks . Didn’t try to fuss with em much . This was one of the nicest out of the box Becker’s I’ve ever purchased :) and yes it’s one of my favorites :D
That red Orange really sets those dark wood scales off nicely
 

Bkg

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My modded 10 gave it another bit of a nose job, deepened etch, striped with coating left under scales,waddle removed, sanded grind lines, edge of spine removed, has stock KA-BAR micarta with wood stain on em, and with black oxide stainless hardware lightly wire wheeled and with excess threads removed :)
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Yes, there is a slight low grind mark on the Becker side it’s staying :p:p now done and ready for a natural patina :thumbsup:
Post for others to help give ideas in case someone wants to mess around :thumbsup:

That is one damn good looking knife.
 

Bkg

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End result of my hatchet restoration and sheath building project:

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Remember, this is how I found it:


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What brand of hatchet was this? Do you know or was it just a garage sale find?
 
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