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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Aug 11, 2012.
Fantastic work! Very clean. Is the bolster done from scratch?
Yeah. It’s actually two of the center spacers from this one and my other blade delete. So I still have the original covers. I was going to do antler but wasn’t liking how it was turning out.
I actually thought about using copper because I already have a lot of scrap pieces, but I just don’t think I would like the contrast. Although a copper lightning bolt just came to mind, and would be awesome, but that may be too ambitious just yet.
@jsdistin Good choice on changing scales, that antler is bit humpy and commonplace. The end result looks Custom
@jsdistin thanks for the advice, I’ll put a pin thru just the springs and wedge and sand it down flush with the springs before I reassemble, btw I think you bought a 38 from me at some point.
Thank you sir, kind of you to say. I think the antler was rain deer so I was thinking it was Christmasy, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.
I definitely bought one from you, it’s one of my favorites. Do you know if the spacer si steel or nickel silver? If it’s nickel silver it probably wouldn’t matter too much as it’s so much softer than the blade. I have other knives that have blade rap but they hit the brass liner and it’s never an issue. The 38 (I got from you) was all steel so it caused issues.
Help me out here fellas. I usually bounce what shield I want to use around for about five minutes and make a decision. It’s been about 12 hours. A double bomb could also be a choice(if the mail man would help out).
It’s steel on mine too
I like the 2nd one. Do you pin it?
I prefer the propeller shield. The narrow shape suits the frame better. In my opinion, of course.
I don’t. I used a 2 part epoxy to put a Boker shield back in place about 8+ years ago and that sucker gets pretty beat up with no signs of the shield coming loose so I figured, why? Now I do understand why some makers and custom guys do and appreciate the efforts that go into it.
I wasn’t quite happy with my first set of scales so I started over this morning, much better now I think. Just waiting for the mailman to bring some pinning rod.
I'm giving this Case barlow a pen blade delete, old salvaged black linen micarta covers from @billy blade and a hand rubbed blade finish. Truth be told, I kinda like working on these Case knives more than GEC. As most of us know, Case makes a nice knife but often times they lack in f&f. With just a little extra love though they polish up awful nice.
Can't wait to see that one done.
That's going to look sweet
That's the stuff you sent me Bill!
Glad you got some use out of it, l can't wait to see the end result.
I wish this one was mine! I am in love with how it turned out. I gotta get myself one. Removed the really ugly bone covers. Pen blade delete. Recovered in vintage linen micarta. Flushed everything up and hand rubbed the blade.