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Blackfish775

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Damn, this is amazing work, I noticed back on the first page you said that you didn't feel comfortable doing checks, is houndstooth something that you'd consider?
 

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Damn, this is amazing work, I noticed back on the first page you said that you didn't feel comfortable doing checks, is houndstooth something that you'd consider?
Hmmm...I had to look that one up, something like this?

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It's probably doable, and it would definitely add grip to plain slabs...basically 50% background removal so there's a lot of labor involved.
 

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trendy-white-houndstooth-pattern-wall-mural_1200x630.jpeg


Similar, but a little more complex. Could that be done on an aluminum handled Kershaw Link?

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trendy-white-houndstooth-pattern-wall-mural_1200x630.jpeg


Similar, but a little more complex. Could that be done on an aluminum handled Kershaw Link?

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That pattern would be trickier, probably doable still with the same 50% background removal.

I don't engrave on anodized aluminum, too much risk of flaking around the cuts with the methods I use.
 

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Blade refinish/scale dye job/bronze hardware on a Cold Steel AD-15, also broke all the sharp corners on the jimping and tang...much more comfortable now.

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A couple of "remote pocket opening" mods, aka "Dave'd":cool:

BladeHQ tanto PM2

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CRKT Ritual

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Hey man, been looking through your work, looks great! I have been searching for someone who can do some anodizing on just some small hardware pieces. I need the two Ti barrel spacers and the blade stop bar anodized in a light teal green color, and then both sides of the pivot polished instead of the black that they are. I can't Pm you because I'm not gold member, but you can email me at [email protected]. Please shoot me a price and info for that small work! Thanks so much! I can send reference photos for the color I need!
 

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Email sent:)

Wound up doing some blade refinishing on the CRKT last night, stonewash over beadblast bevels with mirror flats:cool:

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Knocking out another A.G. Russell titanium Funny Folder in basketweave this time, currently will be available when finished:)

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Other side done:) Currently available, hit me up soon if interested to discuss anodizing options;)

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All finished up... hand engraved then selectively blasted and anodized. The anodizing lets you tell the two sides apart, which makes having it in the right orientation for use after opening way easier;) Currently available for $225 shipped in the US:)

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That looks incredible Chip. This is going to be one very unique ZT0095BW. The contrast between the satin, blasted finish, and the black washed blade is going to be awesome. Can’t wait to see this knife all back together and ready for some more pocket time. Thanks for sharing the progress photos.

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Spyderco Military mods...lanyard tube delete and handle reshape, Hinderer-style jimping, dyed scales and heat-bronzed hardware for @adaviddeese051 .

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I recently pick up a ZT 801ti and I’m interested in anodizing it to look like the 801tiblu or something better if the artist has any ideas. What would something like that cost?
 
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