Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. billy blade

    billy blade

    562
    Nov 11, 2005
  2. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    887
    May 27, 2016
    It not locks up tighter than a drum, so in the pocket it goes. (at least until the Charlie 86’s are out) I’m really happy with it.
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  3. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 27, 2017
    I’m trying a birdseye pivot on this one. I’ve never done one before, so we’ll see how it goes.
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  4. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
  5. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
  6. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    887
    May 27, 2016
    Thanks guys! Signalprick your stuff has been looking excellent.
     
  7. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    GEC #15 I just finished up for a gentleman. Recovered in Red Heart wood and federal shield. This one is my first completed wood recover.
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  8. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Excellent work Jason!
     
  9. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    This will be a little picture heavy, but this is my rebuild of an old advertising type of knife. Since I couldn't find a Beer Scout, or a Radio Jack that I could afford, I figured I'd just make my own. :rolleyes: This old knife had pretty thin side liners, with one side being bent pretty dramatically. I decided to make new side liners with thicker brass, and to make it a bare end, with brass bolsters. I settled on some Winterbottom bone scales, making this my first attempt at bone. I made a few silly mistakes along the way, but I think the end result is passable. I still haven't decided if I'm going to polish the bolsters, or leave them sort of "brushed".

    The first 4 pics are of the original, with the remaining pics of the rebuilt knife... since the name "Radio Jack" was already taken, I suppose I'll have to call this one the "Drew Jack"... since that's my given name.... :D

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    I like winterbottom bone...

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    Note the thicker side liners on the rebuild...

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    I may end up rounding the edges a little more, but it feels pretty comfortable in hand as it is now... I also had to put a slight relief in the scale for access to the caplifter nail nick.

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    I was pleased with the blade centering of the main blade, but the caplifter is a little off... my mistake, when polishing it up, I took a little too much off one side, which caused it to cant a little bit... live and learn..

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  10. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    887
    May 27, 2016
    Looks great, nice work
     
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  11. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    389
    Jun 27, 2017
    Nice job. I recently did a similar knife in micarta with no bolsters. I carried it today for Thanksgiving. I’ll post some pictures when I have a chance.
     
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  12. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    389
    Jun 27, 2017
    Here’s the one I did. Bare end, rag micarta. It could be better, but I’m happy with it. Handy little knife.
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  13. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Yours appears to have retained the slimness of the original. Mine is quite a bit fatter than the original. I wanted it to be somewhat thicker, so I'm ok with it. Nice job... I've not worked with micarta yet...
     
  14. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    I just finished up this #92 in mexican bocote wood. With respect to every knife I've done so far this is my best work yet. She's a keeper!
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  15. billy blade

    billy blade

    562
    Nov 11, 2005
    That looks fantastic Jason.
     
  16. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    very nice! I have plans to do one almost exactly like that one, with one of my micarta 92's... haven't decided for certain on the wood yet. I have two or three contenders, but I think I know which one it will end up being.
     
  17. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Nothing as good as you fine folks do but here's a mod / salvage I just finished on an old Buck 305 that came in the mail today.
    Let's just say the coping blade was worse for wear, so I turned it into a little awl.
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    This should make a handy little package, the little awl being great for all kinds of things.
     
  18. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Looks great.

    Btw I knew the name Y-B cigars was extremely familiar to me, then it hit me.

    " Be wise but Y-B's " was the slogan on a sign hanging in the garage on a late 90's to early 2000's sitcom I watch reruns of the time.

    Let's just see if anyone can guess the TV show I'm referring to
     
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  19. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Shoot... that's a great job on making an awl. Should be handy to have along...
     
  20. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    The only show I remember from that time frame, that spent any time in a garage, was "Home Improvement"...
     

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