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BF2020 Viper Swayback Discuss Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Jathes

    Jathes Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    I didn't even have to request blonde.
    Thanks, Mike. Thanks to everybody involved in making the forum knife happen.
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  2. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    One of my two has fairly bland covers, but the F&F is good.

    The other has more interesting covers that don't quite match (but I think they look good) and they're cut pretty thin at one end. There are gaps between the cover and liner and liner and backspring. Overall not great F&F.



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  3. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Does anyone know if this is something Mike can address?
  4. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Mine has mismatched scales but I love it, one side is an even light brown and the other is variegated light and dark. Thanks Mike, BladeForums and Viper for an awesome knife and for all the effort to bring it to fruition.
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  5. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
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    I can only keep one. Should I keep the dark one or the light one? What do y’all think?
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  6. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
  7. slg98

    slg98 Cove Dweller Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2013
  8. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
  9. Cvrobinson

    Cvrobinson Going to hell, I’ll be back, anyone need anything Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2017
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  10. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    Sorry to see that, I don't know what the remedy is, maybe you could fill that gap with an epoxy, it looks great except for that gap.
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  11. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Horn can be bent under heat. If he wants to send it back I can attempt to fix it. I have no replacements and the factory has no more (nor will it probably ever be made again).
  12. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
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  13. Cvrobinson

    Cvrobinson Going to hell, I’ll be back, anyone need anything Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2017
    Don’t know that it’s smart to epoxy it to the frame, making the knife non “take-apartable” ( a term I just learned this evening credit @r8shell :thumbsup:) but one could build up the back with epoxy, sand flat, voila
  14. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I would soak it in 3 fingers of rye once a day for 3 weeks for 1 minute then drink the rye, and if that didn’t work, I would soak it once a day for a month.
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  15. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Mine came in today’s mail.
  16. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
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  17. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    Sep 25, 2016

    The two sides of mine.

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  18. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
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  19. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Mine has the odd grain curve on the pile side, I'm really happy with the color and texture so that doesn't bother me really :thumbsup:
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  20. BDubbs

    BDubbs Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2020
    Maybe a small clamp on the end and carefully run a hair dryer over it to warm it up like Mike suggested. The horn is beautiful.

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