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Umnumzaan rescue/refurb...

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by WValtakis, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Got this Umnumzaan in today from a buddy, the unfortunate victim of overzealous pimping back in the day...we're gonna make it presentable again;)

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    Going with a two tone satin/beadblast deal on the handle slabs...

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    And some custom "Alphabet Blocks" engraving...

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  2. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Sometimes the "like" button isn't enough for how much I like something! :thumbsup: Looks awesome!

    I hope your buddy has the matching billfold.
     
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  3. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    Dude that looks amazing!! Did you mask off each square for the blast?!
     
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    It's engraved in relief, so blasted and then touched up;):thumbsup:
     
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  5. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    I knew the engraving was but was just curious about the satin areas too, gives a nice contrast :)

    What are the plans for the blade?
     
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Ahh, yeah...same deal. Blasted the slab, satin the squares, mask the squares and touch up the blasting.

    Blade will get blasted bevels with satin flats:)
     
  7. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Whoever gets that knife will be one bad MF :cool:
     
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  8. rpttrsn

    rpttrsn

    Nov 1, 2006
    Very nice work. Look forward to seeing the finished product.
     
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  9. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Chip you’re a sick puppy, but I love your work!;)
     
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  10. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2016
    Looks like your buddy took a butane torch to the scales when he was drunk. Lol. The blasting turned it into an entirely different knife and the contrast and engraving took it that extra "chip" step to make it a cool AF one off.:cool::cool::cool::D:D:D:D

    Now......... Do the blade, do the blade, do the blade. (In my excited voice):D
     
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's what I thought too, but apparently it was aggressive Oxiclean ano:eek:. Gonna finish up the blade today, was kinda lazy yesterday;).
     
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  12. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2016
    Oh good God. I hope you took his customization merit badge away.:confused::D
    That thing is gonna be bad when it's all said and done. A decent ano job on the bead blasted portion would add some color and cool contrast to the shiny letters.:D:D:D:D not trying to add more work for ya I'm just saying. I've seen your ano and it looks good
     
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I mentioned anodizing, but he really likes the subtle contrast from just the two different finishes...I can always ano it later if he gets bored;)
     
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  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Sun's out on the patio;)

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  16. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    So...MC UK BTA AH DA?? Some kind of English baby talk?

    :p Nice work Chip! Hard to believe you turned that mess into a brand new looking knife.
     
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  17. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    Somebody call me?? Thanks!
     
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  18. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Nice job saving this Umnumzaan.

    It was posted over on the Facebook CRK Fanpage and it received a bunch of positive compliments and a few negative ones from the purists that have no imagination.
     
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  19. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
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  20. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    That's awesome, I love how it turned out. Great rescue. Its better than new. Where can I send mine when I buy one?
     
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