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Custom SAK modder - HAIII Alox and Ti conversions - Pic Heavy examples

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop: Services Offered' started by Syph007, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. awestun

    awestun

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    Aug 29, 2011
    That blue is awesome.
     
  2. DD214

    DD214

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    Jan 21, 2010
    Would you consider doing a 58mm? I would like a special keyring toy for edc. Nice work, man.
     
  3. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Yep I work on the 58s too. Ive done Ti and brass scaled minichamps.
     
  4. burnside

    burnside

    May 30, 2012
    I just found this thread, and I'm amazed by your custom SAKs!

    Is it possible to do a two layer Alox in 84mm or 83mm alox with the scissors, philips, opener (or combo tool), and main blade?

    I was about to order a new Compact, but I might have to shoot you a PM instead.
     
  5. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Here is my latest little mod. A 58mm minichamp with brass lines and scales. This uses 0-80 threaded screws with a drilled and tapped back scale.

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    Cheers
     
  6. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Hello all, just a quick update to what types of Mods I do now.

    I stopped taking orders for the 84mm cadet size. I don't have custom springs made for that SAK size and adding custom tool configurations is really difficult. The scales are also so thin I can't countersink the torx screws as nicely. Now I may return to working on that size in the future if I come up with a better method of assembling them.

    Most people want mods done based on the 93mm pioneer size and by far that is mostly what I work on. I still run hard anodized scales in black/red/blue and I have cerakote in safety orange/OD green/white. I do hard anodized liners in black and red, and I also make liners from brass and titanium. I also can do black oxide on the tools and springs.

    Other than the 93mm size I do work on the little keychain 58mm. Mostly rescaling in Ti and brass and using small 0-80 T5 screws to assemble.

    The last 58mm I did was actually a copper scaled, brass lined one, which is the first time I have ever used copper and it was an interesting material.

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    I just want to also say thanks to all the people who have contacted me for custom work. The response has been significant! I had no idea so many people were looking for custom SAK work, but they are quite a popular tool, that is legal to carry mostly all over the world.

    For anyone else looking for custom work, please feel free to contact me for a quote. I do not take any upfront money, but I usually have a wait list of 5-6 weeks for custom work. I am working on pre modding some SAKs in batches of 10s and offering them for sale, but I havent had time to get that underway yet.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ

    Feb 9, 2010
    Do you do mods to the new, lockblade "Soldier Knife". I feel like they did a pretty good job, and I like the main blade, but they missed the mark on the tools. I'd want scissors and a small plain blade as if taken from the Super Tinker in place of the saw. If I had to give up the can opener, so be it. I'd I would want the tweezers! To me they just missed it by that much really. If it had those things, I'd be happy as a clam.
     
  8. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Hi, I haven't worked on the 111mm size yet. I would need some custom springs to be able to fit different tools on there like I do with the 93mm. For sure one day I will tackle that, but right now Im super busy just keeping up with the small size SAKs.

    Thanks for the inquiry though,
    Cheers

    Todays project was fitting a fat 154cm clip point to a 93mm frame. :D

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  9. jeffsenpai

    jeffsenpai Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2010
    That looks great. Are customers supplying the knives to mod, or do you have a source for different blades and parts.. That clip point blade for example looks amazing.
     
  10. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    The stock swiss army knives I have a big supply of for parts, but sometimes customers already have parts and donors so I just charge labor and msc parts cost in that case.

    That clip point is a custom made blade by a blademaker, and that knife is payment for the service. Ive got a few left that I'll put into other knives though. I've got some Damasteel that is next up for a custom blade, but I want to practice on some cheaper steels before I cut into that.

    Cheers
     
  11. evanPGH

    evanPGH

    Dec 24, 2012
    PM sent. Thank you.
     
  12. Humint

    Humint

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    Apr 1, 2011
    pm sent
     
  13. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Sent you an email.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  14. sticktodrum

    sticktodrum

    Apr 16, 2012
    Hi Rob. I sent an email about the SAK mod we emailed about a couple months ago. That copper scaled piece looks pretty wicked. :)
     
  15. sticktodrum

    sticktodrum

    Apr 16, 2012
    I hope it's alright to post these... Rob just sent these out to me, and I'm anxiously awaiting their arrival. WOOT! Love them!

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  16. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Hope you like those, I think that tool combo is fast becoming the most requested.

    Cheers
     
  17. Syph007

    Syph007

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    Jul 30, 2010
    Here's a red and white farmer + scissors + phillips I finished up today.

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  18. aproy

    aproy

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    May 5, 2003
    these are really awesome... did i read somewhere that you want to do black tools?

    email sent...
     
  19. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    PM sent sir...
     
  20. reapinItUP

    reapinItUP Banned BANNED

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    Jun 15, 2013
    Ditto... Would love to see an example of the black oxide coating you do.
    And would you consider coating blades other than saks.
     

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