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Lets see your Cold Steel mods!!!

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by UCPOPO, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. HFinn

    HFinn

    Sep 6, 2012
    Just recently I bought a Cold Steel Tiger claw folding karambit. Fine knife, but it could in my opinion use some mods. It does not wave very well, so I intended to do a cut in the back of the blade. This would also reduce the widht of the blade which in my opinion is excessive.

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  2. HFinn

    HFinn

    Sep 6, 2012
    This is how it turned out. Now it vawes reliably and there is less bulk. The finger ring however is not optimal, I would like it to be more straight angle to the handle. This would require it to be a split ring to let the blade close and open. I wonder would it be possible to make such a ring that could be attached with the screws used to attach the clip?

    Notice that I also modified the quard.

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  3. HFinn

    HFinn

    Sep 6, 2012
    This Tiger Claw is very nice knife, action after some use is smooth and the lock is of course avesome. I suggest anyone buying this knife to put a drop of oil in the mechanism and then open and close the knife back and forth. It needs some running in to get smooth.

    I still have to mention the finger ring. I like my knife handles to be a tight fit. Now using the ring puts the hand way back. In a standard karambit grip the pinkie does not reach the finger notch, at least with my medium sized hands. Flipping the knife feels clumsy and awkward. Putting the ring near 90 degrees to the handle and making it split would make it handle better, split ring would be thicker and so more comfortable.
     
  4. Scott321

    Scott321

    884
    Jul 20, 2016
    Just plain stripped and some internal corrections:
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    I might do some file work in the future.
     
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  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Here's another modded Tiger Claw.
    Cut off ring.
    Removed thumb plate.
    Drilled hole for opening. Added texture around ring to cover up a slip and the letter C from Claw.
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  6. HFinn

    HFinn

    Sep 6, 2012
    I like it. I am so irritated by the ring that I might also cut it off. How did you manage to make the hole?
     
  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Drilling the hole was a pain. I used a carbide tipped masonry bit in my drill press. High speed and high pressure, making sure not to overheat. They're fairly cheap and that's what they had at Home Depot. I'm forgetting the size right now but I had to enlarge it with a carbide burr on my Dremel. That part went pretty fast.
     
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  8. HFinn

    HFinn

    Sep 6, 2012
    I tried to like the finger ring but no success. Off it will go.
     
  9. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Been playing around with a user Mini Tanto I recently aquired. Did a flat regrind, made some semi traditional dress attire ;) G-10 sheath and handle core for the wrap :)

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    Finished polishing the flats too :D

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    ~Chip
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
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  11. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I just noticed, those pics make your right leg look quite painful, lol.

    A great mod, I hope your inbox is clear ;)

    ~Chip
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  13. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    819
    Mar 20, 2016
    Vinegar patina on an o1 trail master [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  14. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    JB Weld?
     
  15. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I machined the hook from 304 stainless and welded it on with stainless wire. Went around the welds with jb weld just to seal everything up.
     
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  16. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Funny! I hadn't noticed my leg looked broke either (knock on wood). Thanks man, this appeals to wavers, I don't know many guys who wave though.
     
  17. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member

    473
    Jul 7, 2016
    Dyed my 4Max scales.

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  18. deltablade

    deltablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    I can keep track of this Mackinac Hunter better now, and it works better for me after dropping the point a little bit


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  19. POCEH KOCEB

    POCEH KOCEB Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Waved couple of the Pro-Lites

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  20. silverds

    silverds

    416
    Jul 8, 2015
    Convex and patina makeover done on the salty USMC veteran at the bottom.

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