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Spyderco Delica w/Lil'Para profile MODIFICATION...

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by BOOMER52, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. MrRockwell

    MrRockwell

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    This is phenomemal..... now to get a new delica to cusomize. :D :D
     
  2. MrRockwell

    MrRockwell

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Just went through the whole post and now i NEED to get a set of the lil delica para scales... please email me when you get a chance.
    [email protected]
     
  3. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    Distressed green canvas Micarta w/black G10 liners and green canvas Micarta back spacer...

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  4. knifeneasy

    knifeneasy

    156
    Aug 30, 2015
    ^^^
    The black G10 against the micarta looks fabulous. Really nice work.
     
  5. MrRockwell

    MrRockwell

    6
    Feb 16, 2017
    Looking forward to when you get caught up on the backlog!!
     
  6. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    An inquiry was made asking if a Lil'Matriarch was compatible with the profile modified GrindMod Delica/Lil'Para scales... so I did some investigation.

    I had actually assembled a set of lined Micarta scales onto my Lil'Matriarch months ago and determined that there are issues with the signature Reverse 'S' blade as it has a much fuller belly and that changes the depth and angle of the KICK vs the rest of the Delica blade line... FFG, saber, the new Wharncliffe etc. I filed the information away and pretty much forgot about it. The Lil'Matriarch isn't as popular a knife and requests regarding that model were few.

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    I had difficulty recalling just what the issues were so I scanned my Lil'Matriarch blade and brought it into CAD. Once you overlay the Lil'Matriarch blade profile onto the FFG blade profile the issues becomes apparent.

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    The Lil'Matriarch blade profile is represented in RED... the FFG blade is in black. With the blade in the open position notice how the intersecting angle at the choil has lowered and become more acute. With the remainder of the Delica blade line that straight line choil region is a forced compromise with regards to ergonomics. It becomes worse with the Lil'Matriarch blade profile.

    The next issue is with the blade in the closed position. The square corner of the lock notch preceding the thumb ramp is proud of the scale profile. I managed to bury that notch corner with the rest of the Delica blade line. IF someone does desire modified scales for their Lil'Matriarch... I can most likely massage the nose region and tailor a choil scallop to get this Reverse 'S' blade a better fit and at least bury the lock notch corner. There still will be a forced compromise with the intersecting angle of the kick at the choil.
     
  7. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    Jade G10 w/Wilson Combat Blast texture...

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  8. STREAMHAWAII

    STREAMHAWAII

    64
    Oct 31, 2016
    Love this one!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  9. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    The Jade looks amazing.
     
  10. AlwaysTomboy

    AlwaysTomboy

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    Jan 31, 2016
    Beautiful. That pattern looks great in the jade!
     
  11. winnerone23

    winnerone23

    Feb 16, 2012
    Yep.. I'll take one in, lil para Matriarch, please!
    With the Jade! Lol..
     
  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Awesome work as always Steve!
     
  13. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    Black cotton canvas Micarta w/toxic green G10 liners and back spacer...

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  14. supahfreak

    supahfreak

    23
    May 24, 2005
    I'd like to order something like this but OD green G10 and Black spine. Also can the Clip be drilled for left/tip up? Let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  15. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    Lefty tip up is absolutely doable... however peel ply OD green is a sticking point. On the retail market for G10... nobody is supplying a medium or fine textured G10... ONLY coarse. I machined a couple of coarse textured scales and I won't do it again. Coarse textured G10 is worse than a rasp when it comes to pocket fabric.

    Even the medium textured black G10 I had been offering as seen in your referenced photo has dried up on the retail market. My supplier Alpha Knife no longer has it in stock.
     
  16. supahfreak

    supahfreak

    23
    May 24, 2005
    That's cool, I'm not that picky. Is there a list of colors available to you for the scales/spines I can reference?

    Thank you
     
  17. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    Not really...

    I do not have a web site... just my FLICKR photo archive where I store past projects and some CAD renders. It takes a LOT of scrolling as it is in chronological order. My most recent projects are first... oldest projects are last. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mica17/
     
  18. supahfreak

    supahfreak

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    May 24, 2005
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    Top is the color but if Black is not available is there a Dark Gray? Bottom is the version I'd like, can do? If so let me know where to send the money.

    Thank you very much
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  19. BrandoSpoke

    BrandoSpoke

    215
    Mar 14, 2017
    I think that turned out pretty well
     
  20. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    798
    Feb 27, 2013
    My books are currently closed so that I can eliminate my backlog prior to some extended time off. I anticipate reopening my books sometime mid-summer 2017.

    The NoMod Delica/Lil'Para was the initial profile modified design I came up with. It used all the stock Delica hardware and liners. Once the design was posted on the Forums suggestions for improvement were made and the MKII design became the GrindMod Delica/Lil'Para. This version required a slight amount of grinding to remove the protruding nose of the Delica's stainless liners to fit the new profile shape.

    The popularity of the GrindMod version caused me to abandon the NoMod design. I no longer machine the NoMod version.
     

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