Useful do-it-yourself knife customizations

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I was wondering when people do for customising their own knives. I've heard of putting bronze washers in, why. Also I'm planning on removing some of the handle mat'l from my 705 so I can get at the thumb stud. Any suggestions on how to do this. I'm planning on sanding it with my dremle. If anyone has sugestions on things that can be done to increase performance please post them.


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Saberman,
Bronze washers would be harder, therefore less bladeplay, and possibly smoother if they were polished. Many custom makers use nyloron (spelling?) washer, and it seems to be fine.

As for grinding away some G-10, I would find a file that is about the right curvature and use that. With a Dremel, things can happen very fast (like screw-ups). I used a halfround file on my REKAT Carny to add a thumbramp.

Hope this gets you started!

~Mitch

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If you decide to put on any handle material like micarta or G10, or hell, anything for that matter, USE A RESPIRATOR.

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