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How to turn a Delica into a $350 (make that $600) knife. Updated!

K.O.D.

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In early March I picked up a Southard. Custom red CF shred scale. I put an MXG deep carry clip on it as well.

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My domino will be getting a new scale one of these days...
 
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I've been there also. Started with a HAP40 Delica and moved on to Wilkins Ti scales and custom hardwear. Lost track of the overall cost but it did spin a little bit out of control.
 
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I've actually been collecting the parts needed to do my own Delica build. The only thing I'm waiting on is the release of the K390 wharncliffe.
 

Fixall

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I've actually been collecting the parts needed to do my own Delica build. The only thing I'm waiting on is the release of the K390 wharncliffe.

Nice!

That's going to be a great knife! I actually have set of Navy TeroTuf scales, a brass backspacer (that I used aging solution on), and bronze colored, titanium screws just waiting for that knife. :D

I picked up some shred carbon fiber scales for the K390 wharncliffe Dragonfly too while I was at it.
 
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Nice!

That's going to be a great knife! I actually have set of Navy TeroTuf scales, a brass backspacer (that I used aging solution on), and bronze colored, titanium screws just waiting for that knife. :D

I picked up some shred carbon fiber scales for the K390 wharncliffe Dragonfly too while I was at it.
I plan to use a set of custom G10 scales, and a titanium clip. Still debating between a copper or titanium backspacer while I'm waiting for the blade. It will primarily be an electrical tool so the G10 and copper would be a nice touch.
 

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Excellent job, Fixall! I love the way that turned out. Just fabulous.
Lol, a pm2 would absolutely dwarf my hands. A para 3 would be more my speed. But man... What could you even do to spend that much on a pm2? Custom engraving? Reblade?
If you’re still looking at modding a PM2 for $1000, I would rite dye the scales for that kinda cash. Haha. Then you could say you have a $1000 PM2!

Jokes.
 

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I didn't think you would need them with the ti scales.

Some of the Flytanium scales are liner deletes (like the Brouwer scales), while others leave the steel liners. No idea why. I think I would have preferred a liner delete with the Delica scales. I think I'm actually going to take a diamond file to the outside corners of the liners to see if I can get even better action.
 

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Excellent job, Fixall! I love the way that turned out. Just fabulous.

If you’re still looking at modding a PM2 for $1000, I would rite dye the scales for that kinda cash. Haha. Then you could say you have a $1000 PM2!

Jokes.

Ha! A PM2 would look like a sword in these infant mitts. I still can't bring myself to carry a folder with a blade over 3.5" (and usually stay under 3.3"). I have an M4/canvas Micarta Para 3 that gets a LOT of use at work though. I've been thinking about getting a new set of screws for it, but couldn't decide on a color. Maybe purple. Idk. I want some dang damascus/damasteel screws/hardware!

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I have an M4 Smock I'll be customizing next. :D
 
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