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Sawby Folder W/Dunn Engraving

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My friend Chuck just got his Sawby folder back from Steve applying his magic. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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That just don't make sense to me!

That is a Sawby C/U, not an art piece.

It's like putting gold engraving and diamonds on a user Terzuola ATCF.

Great stuff, but wrong medium.

Hope the price was right, and thanks for sharing the pics!

Best Regards, and Happy New Year,

STeven Garsson
 
That just don't make sense to me!

That is a Sawby C/U, not an art piece.

It's like putting gold engraving and diamonds on a user Terzuola ATCF.

Great stuff, but wrong medium.

Like pinstriping a hotrod?

De gustibus non disputandem est.

Personally I think the juxtaposition of the carbon fibre and the engraving is quite beautiful. The coloring is just right.
 
Like pinstriping a hotrod?

Personally I think the juxtaposition of the carbon fibre and the engraving is quite beautiful. The coloring is just right.

No, like pinstriping a hotrod in PRIMER!:D
There is no disputing taste, that is true, but there is refined taste, and there is bad taste. There is also a whole lot in between.

My taste runs to keeping EDC's as EDC knives, and gents knives as the ones to doll up.

Ultimately, one tends to appreciate more, both in terms of just that, and $$$, which matters to me, as I am an erstwhile dealer(not here, though).

Best Regards,

STeven Garsson
 
I like it! Just traded an engraved C/U with micarta scales (though not as nice as this one...)

Bravo! What better knife to make a touch nicer than a C/U! :D

-Michael
 
I like it! Just traded an engraved C/U with micarta scales (though not as nice as this one...)

Bravo! What better knife to make a touch nicer than a C/U! :D

-Michael

A large Toothpick

Best Regards,

STeven Garsson
 
I certainly like the knife, but would also prefer it without the engraving. It's not my knife though, and as long as the owner likes it, that is all that matters.
 
Or,Maybe Chuck wanted to bring a little art ,to his EDC,I like it Kevin,Chuck has style.
Vince
 
No, like pinstriping a hotrod in PRIMER!:D

Been done, too. By many. Heck my Shovelhead is flat black and will be getting more than its share of pinstriping when I finally find my brushes.

Come to think of it, why paint cars at all? Just make them all stainless so all we need are Brillo pads for cleaning.
 
Been done, too. By many. Heck my Shovelhead is flat black and will be getting more than its share of pinstriping when I finally find my brushes.

Come to think of it, why paint cars at all? Just make them all stainless so all we need are Brillo pads for cleaning.

1. Taste is subjective, like was already said.

That said, here in So-Cal, pinstriping a primered scooter is GHETTO-GHETTO-GHETTO. It says to your fellow riders "couldn't cough up the dough for a primo paint job".:eek:

Also, there are guys that specialize in rat rides, but I don't know any of them, and when I was at Sturgis in '03, pearl paint seemed to be the best liked by the crowds.

2. Stainless cars are a great idea, Delorean sort of did that thing. Sorta blinds everyone else during a sunny day, though.:eek:

Best Regards,

STeven Garsson
 
pearl paint seemed to be the best liked by the crowds.

I rest my case. Who cares what's popular? If I'm going to customize a motorcycle, car, knife, gun, whatever, I'm going to customize it to *my* taste. Not to what anyone else wants or thinks.

At any rate, the SoCal scene with its $50k+ "choppers" is not what I would use for any sort of measuring stick.
 
I rest my case. Who cares what's popular? If I'm going to customize a motorcycle, car, knife, gun, whatever, I'm going to customize it to *my* taste. Not to what anyone else wants or thinks.

I already stated that I am an erstwhile(sometime) knife dealer, and look at 95% of the knives that I purchase with my mind on eventual resale.

IF you keep everything that you customize, than, cool, no problemo.

BUT.....if you expect to sell something down the line for a maximum profit, *your* taste had better match up nicely to a prospective buyer, otherwise, you are going to be one pissed off customizer.

YMMV.

Back to the discussion of the engraved C/U, and apologies for the detour.

Best Regards,

STeven Garsson
 
My apologies as well, sometimes I get a bit overzealous about these things. A question about this knife, and I guess about the U/C in general. Since the lock permits such a thin handle profile, how does it feel in the hand? I'm rather partial to thicker handles but I can't deny the utility and looks of the Sawby lock.
 
The whole 'tactical' thing is now getting a lot dressier. Carving and engraving out of place?? Can you say Ken Onion?

Not that this fits in 100%, but maybe that's the point. A juxtaposition. Long ago I have Larry Davidson build me a D/A (I still own it.) I wanted mammoth and carbon fiber combined. It was the juxtaposition of warm and old materials and new tech, combined in one medium.

I'm enjoying the hot rod and bike references.... :p

Coop
 
I don't care for the engraving on a knife that has carbon fiber handle scales; it just doesn't look right to me at all.
 
Well all said and done, my friend Steve done did a wonderful job and yes it will be a edc knife. When people ask about custom knives I'll be able to show then this and tell then that I added some touches by a friend. Thanks for the comments. Kevin thanks for posting!
 
If "convention" dictates that carbon fibre edc's should not be engraved, then for me thats all the more reason for someone to have a go and produce a very unique and individual piece.

Stephen
 
1. Taste is subjective, like was already said.

True.
Whether this piece should have been engraved is up to individual preference.
Chuck and my purpose was not to debate that here, however just to show Steve's beautiful engraving on a different medium than where you normally see it.
I agree with Bluejaunte in that the juxtaposition of the carbon fiber and the engraving is quite beautiful. The coloring is just right and the engraving is outstanding.



2. Stainless cars are a great idea, Delorean sort of did that thing. Sorta blinds everyone else during a sunny day, though.:eek:

The Delorean actually went through a process at the factory where a devise was run over the body panels to give it a brush finish just to cut down on the glare. This was a requirement of having the car imported into the US.
The cars came with a "body maintenance kit" which basically consisted of a course and fine blending pad (today's scotch brite pads) and a bottle of wax.
They are great cars built on the Lotus Esprit (remember black & white sport cars in Basic Instinct?) frame / suspension and powered with a Renault (Volvo 264 version) v6, which may have accelerated the downfall of the car as it was seriously under powered.
As mentioned, scratches can just be sanded off, no bug or stone chips. However as the bolt on stainless body panels (over fiberglass) were very thin to reduce weight, they were prone to denting.
Sorry to get off subject here, however yall opened the (gullwing) door:D

Have a Great New Year!
Kevin
 
.... the more I look at this the more I like it, hats off to Chuck and Steve.

I'd love to see it done with French greyed engraving and Platinum highlights - it would look stunning against the steel and carbon fibre.

Stephen
 
Something a little out of the ordinary. I like it. I certainly makes for a second look.
 
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