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Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

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

  1. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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  2. Âchillepattada

    Âchillepattada Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2012
    Almost finished ....

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  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    This used to be a Gerber Big Rock camp knife. I bought it because I liked the compactness of it, as well as the blade shape.
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    Soon I found the synthetic slabs that didn't cover the tang rather uncomfortable. So was the pinkie hook, which I believe had a lanyard hole. I don't remember why I de-horned the thumb ramp.
    Rehandled in Gibson Guitar walnut off-cut, in as-rasped finish. I like this knife a lot, though I just rediscovered it while looking for something else.
    I know Gerber is supposed to have gone to hades after selling to Fiskars, but I don't believe it.
     
  4. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Nice job! Does it play like a Gibson? That'll be the test! ;):thumbsup:
     
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  5. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    138
    Jun 27, 2017
    Here’s a Klein electrician’s knife that I took out the screw driver and re-covered in green crosscut micarta. This was my first attempt at taking apart and re-covering a knife. There’s a lot of room for improvement, but I was very pleased for my first attempt. [​IMG]
     
  6. Lansky1

    Lansky1

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    Apr 12, 2016
    I've cobbed up a few ratcliffe muskrats recently & fine tuned the profile ... I think these are my best to date:

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  7. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    138
    Jun 27, 2017
    Nice. Those look like they came from the factory like that.
     
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  8. jsdistin

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

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    May 27, 2016
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  9. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    An A.G. Russell Funny Folder counts as traditional, right?

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  10. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
     
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  11. Lansky1

    Lansky1

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    Apr 12, 2016
    KV - i’d like to see your ratcliffe - any chance u could post a pic ?
     
  12. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    This knife started out as a Schrade (U.S.A., of course) 123 OT, an Old Timer @ four inches closed, 1095 steel. I bought it from a seller on ebay, I believe also the smith. He re-purposed the brass linerlock from a much larger 125 OT folding hunter and fitted it to this smaller, rather rare knife, then re-handled it in black linen micarta. I like this knife very much. 1231.jpg 1236.jpg 1238.jpg 12311.jpg
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
  14. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
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  15. jsdistin

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

    381
    May 27, 2016
    The Chappaquiddick?
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  17. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    138
    Jun 27, 2017
    I posted this a while back in the “what traditional are you carrying” thread but thought I’d post it here. This is my second attempt at a re-cover. Another Klein electrician with rag micarta. It had gotten kind of grimy from carrying it, so I cleaned it up a bit and put a bees wax finish on the scales. We’ll see if that keeps down the grime. [​IMG]
     
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  18. jsdistin

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

    381
    May 27, 2016
    Depending on the audience I was thinking 50 years could be too long ago or too soon. I kind of amused myself with it though.

    Maybe if it were polished the dirt would have less to attach too. I don’t know how fibrous rag micarta is though.
     
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  19. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    138
    Jun 27, 2017
    You may be right. It seems pretty smooth, but a bit porous. I thought the wax might fill the pores. Polishing might help, I just didn’t really know what I was doing.
     
  20. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    ;) I remember seeing a picture in a satirical British magazine of a shifty looking T.Kennedy looking at an even more shifty R.Nixon...With the cation "Would you like me to drive you home?" :D:D

    Which proved to me that law does not always apply equally...:rolleyes:

    A fine conversion too:thumbsup::cool:
     
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