The Dyed Micarta Thread

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by GeofS, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Pics please! :)

    Drying...
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  2. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Do you do any other colors??
    I have to pick between black, brown, and mahogany... and possibly 'natural'. Only dye I've tried so far is mahogany.
     
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  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    All done...
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  4. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Yes...
    [​IMG]And, please add some pics. If nothing else, please show that gorgeous clipped blade you just finished. :)
     
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  5. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

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    Oct 18, 2018
    One Hella of a Collection in That pic...… :D
     
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  6. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 11, 2011
    I really like the Green and Black slabs on those 11s

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  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    gotta love oxblood leather dye
     
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  8. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I like the looks of the scales on the 18 best.
     
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  9. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2019
    Nice thread idea, hopefully people join in. If i had dyed micarta, i would.

    That bk18 looks perfect stripped with that micarta. Really liking the green micarta on the 11 too.
     
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  10. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I got around to dying one pair of scales with Fiebing's "Light Brown". Not bad, but not as thrilling as the Mahogany:

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  11. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Very nice daizee. :thumbsup:

    Question, do you do anything to lock the Fiebing’s color in? I ask because I used Fiebing’s maroon on my first BK62 wood scales. As soon as they got wet the color bled everywhere. I wound up having to polyurethane it. The one on the left...
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  12. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Good lookin' set there!
    Yeah, the Fiebing's probably isn't the best dye for this, but this is the second set and I modified my process:
    * 2 coats of dye, leave for 24+hrs
    * tried Turtle Wax on top, buffer to clean up. Didn't really do it.
    * hit 'em with some sno-seal and then left them out in the sun for several hours

    That seems to be doing a pretty good job now.

    What I want to avoid is using the sheen finish that I use on leather, as that might be weird.
    Ultimately I'll probably move to RIT dye if that works better. I think the hot water process is a good idea, if it doesn't warp the scales. And if it DID, I'd expect it to warp them concave on the inside, which would be the best way, as the hardware will hold everything down tight.
     
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  13. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I’ve never had my scales warp; then again, I only bring the water up to where steam starts coming off of it. I’m very careful to not let it get anywhere near boiling.
     
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  14. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    As good a day as any to dye micarta. :thumbsup:

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  15. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    Are y'all making/shaping your own fauxcarta handles or are undyed micarta handles available sonewhere?
     
  16. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    598
    Oct 18, 2018
    They are brand new, about a month from kabar....check out their website. I don't have them for my two 62's yet....but trust they are good!!!
     
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  17. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Done...
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  18. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    But do you like red though?




    Just kidding man, looks great.
     
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  19. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Thank you, Dubz. With this last round, I have added those Dyed scales to every Becker I own (excluding duplicates). BKs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,29, and 62. I might have forgotten to list something. Been meaning to do that for a while now. A group pic will be coming over the next few days. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

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    Oct 18, 2018

    Wow!.......and I don't even need to see the pic to say that.
     
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