Modified Rescue 93mm

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I just finished modifying my new rescue 93mm. I wasn't going to use it for rescuing, so I thought it'd be cool to have more of a pointy point on it. My camera is out of batteries, but here's a photochop of what it looks like now:
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(original picture courtesy of www.newgraham.com)
I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. The only way you can tell that it didn't come from the factory that way is because the corners are much crisper on the modified area — going to try to fix that later — but the finish is pretty much identical. It was a bit of a PITA to do it because I had to make sure it wouldn't overheat and ruin the HT.
I'll post a real picture of it when I get new batteries.

- Chris
 
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Here's the real picture. After my first post, I went back out and buffed down the crisp edges and rounded the point at the top of the thumb ramp that gets caught when it's going into my pocket.
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- Chris
 
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Now if you sharpened the ffont edge you'd have a rescue razel.
 

DGG

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Or we could call it a "RT" Rescue (Reverse Tanto). Now if you just put serrations on the spine you will have a dually RT Rescue!

I really like it but I'm must admit I'm more fond of those soft rounded fronts.
 
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Thanks for the compliments. I really dug the round tip, too, but I wanted to make it a little more useful. My next buy is probably going to be a rescue jr, which I'll leave rounded (and not only because this mod wouldn't work with a serrated edge). But man would I love a straight edge rescue jr. In ZDP maybe, with a full flat grind...

- Chris
 
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That looks like a very well done, and gorgeous customization. Well done! These plain edged rescues just look damned cool!
 
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Here's a couple more pics, per shabbasuraj's request:
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I toyed briefly with regrinding the blade from a saber grind to a cannel grind, but never having done that kind of grind before, I thought I'd leave it be.

- Chris
 

STR

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Nice! I did something similar with one I got free only it is the Atlantic Salt and not the Rescue. I think they are basically the same knife except for steel though.

I also put an adjustable pivot pin in it. Actually that is how I got it free. The former owner got carried away with a hammer and peened a bit too much. Of course I Waved it for quick opening and I must say it works great.
I like this knife so much I ordered a blue 93mm Rescue so I could basically do the same thing to it. I prefer to have some plain edge on it and the blue color was a big plus too. Its my first purchase for 06. Here we go again!:D

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Nice mods. I have a plan for a sorta-similar project, starting with a PE Atlantic Salt, but I want to make it a full-blown wharncliffe, with a really sharp point, and was wondering if y'all thought that was practical. Is there a big difference in the grind between the Rescue and Salt? I may be better off with a thicker grind if the hollow grind gets too narrow near the (re-profiled) point on the Salt.
 
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Wow, nicely done Hesparus, looks factory. I understand the need for the rounded point on a dedicated rescue knife, but the pointed point you put on looks like it'd work great for more general utilitarian purposes.:cool:
 

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It would be possible to get a good point on the plain edge version of the Atlantic or even the blue 93mm rescue version where the tip is plain edge.

Both could be reprofiled in to a true Wharncliff pattern with a point on them for better penetration and still be used as rescue knives as well if need be.

STR
 
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Sweet. Thanks for the response (and telling me what I hoped to hear). As much as I love factory knives, especially Spydercos, I like to personalize them and 'improve' them, at least for my purposes. I will admit to destroying several along the way, though. At least I haven't ruined anything too expensive yet. Thanks again for sharing your handiwork, everyone.
 

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Michael Janich (The knife defense Instructor) did something like that to his rescue model a few years back, except the angle was more extreme. It seemed like it would be an excellent SD blade.
 
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