Satin Finish ??

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hey guys... and girls... i was thinking about scrubbing the stripes and bead blast off of my strider smf... is this a bad idea ? i was thinking it may be bad to expose the steel...is this right ? any tips on doing this or not doing this would be appreciated..thanks !
 
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i wouldnt do it myself, you know its gonna take a lot of work to make it look right.

i was gonna do ithat to my buck/strider, then i talked to joe houser of buck and he satin finished the blade for~$10 or so.

i would either leave it alone or talk to strider and see if they would do it for you.

i have just seen a few knives done like ya say and while some came out ok a few others didnt. like i say, it takes a lot of work to make it look right.
 
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SIFU1A said:
i wouldnt do it myself, you know its gonna take a lot of work to make it look right.

i was gonna do ithat to my buck/strider, then i talked to joe houser of buck and he satin finished the blade for~$10 or so.

i would either leave it alone or talk to strider and see if they would do it for you.

i have just seen a few knives done like ya say and while some came out ok a few others didnt. like i say, it takes a lot of work to make it look right.

yeah i was thinking that too... i just needed the voice of reason to talk me out of it. :p
 

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If it is what you would like go for it! Heck, its your knife.

Probably the easiest way is to put it on a grinder with a wire wheel. It will have a brushed look. After wire brusing the old coating off you could take some emery cloth and polish it if you like that look.
 
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DGG said:
If it is what you would like go for it! Heck, its your knife.

Probably the easiest way is to put it on a grinder with a wire wheel. It will have a brushed look. After wire brusing the old coating off you could take some emery cloth and polish it if you like that look.

you have a point there DGG...but... i wouldnt be able to live with myself if i goofed up a near $500 knife...
 
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I've taken the finish off of several blades that had gotten all scratched up (a sog seal pup, and an old crkt m-16, obviously less expensive than what you have). The blades turned out great. I used decending grits of sandpaper and ended up with 2 mirror polished blades. it really was not that much work, its a little ugly at first as you are scratching the blade, but like i said in the end they both turned out great.
 
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quantum24 said:
I've taken the finish off of several blades that had gotten all scratched up (a sog seal pup, and an old crkt m-16, obviously less expensive than what you have). The blades turned out great. I used decending grits of sandpaper and ended up with 2 mirror polished blades. it really was not that much work, its a little ugly at first as you are scratching the blade, but like i said in the end they both turned out great.

interesting quantum... got any photos ?
 

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laCie said:
you have a point there DGG...but... i wouldnt be able to live with myself if i goofed up a near $500 knife...

Why would it be goofed up? You are not taking away any steel from the blade with a wire brush (well very very little if any). You could tape up the handle so it doesn't get any scratches. Can you send it back and let the Strider shop do it for a fee?
 
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DGG said:
Why would it be goofed up? You are not taking away any steel from the blade with a wire brush (well very very little if any). You could tape up the handle so it doesn't get any scratches. Can you send it back and let the Strider shop do it for a fee?


i'm sure i cold have it done for a fee... but i hate fees :) ... do you think i can use a coarse sponge to do this ? i really don't want to put sandpaper on my blade...
 
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