What would you do?

David Mary

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Sometimes I see knives that I like, and I imagine changes I would make to them in order to increase their appeal for me. As an example, here is what I would do with the following knives:


Spyderco Amalgam:
Spyderco Amalgam mod.jpg

Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL:
Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip mod.jpg

Spyderco Shaman:
Spyderco Shaman Wharncliffe.jpg

Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto XL:
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto XL to drop point wharncliffe 5.jpg

What knives have you had your eye on, and what would you do with them?
 
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Interesting, only thing I would do is tweek them to make my own, maybe more just handle contours, extend the handle on some small fixed blades. Drop a point more or if really good, regrind to a thinner edge.
 

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I'm going to add a finger choil to my ZT 0450.

Cool knife. Something like this? I can definitely see the appeal.

ZT0450 choil.jpg

Apart from the last two, I'm not sure i know what you've done to them...

These are the original designs:

Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL.jpg Spyderco Amalgam.jpg
 
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David Mary

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Nothing. I guess I'm not as "creative".

If you like them how they are then you can be the most creative person in the world and still make no changes. But I'm not sure what the difference to you is between creative and "creative".
 
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I would figure out how to build them, draw up plans, and keep them in a folder until I have a suitable work space, and a milling machine.

I mean, it's a long-term goal, and doesn't do anything to move your plans forward....
 

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There are a lot of knives I think I would like better if they were made from thinner blade stock to begin with to increase their slicing ability.
If not thinner stock then at least taller, thinner sabre grinds.
 

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Comeuppance Comeuppance , you reminded me, I'd tap the Caribbean for tip down carry. And the Manix 2 XL. And the Cold Steel Voyagers and Recon 1s, and they'd get Spydie holes as well.
 

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I'd replace the fingernail tool on the Victorinox cadet with either a pen blade or awl, but needing it to be something I'd have a use for I shaped the tip for small screws.

And on the Case Texas jack I find it's secondary blade ugly and would rather it was something else. A regular pen blade a sheep's foot blade or a clip blade all would do.
The easiest option for me was to simply turn it into a clip point.

Before

And long after



There are too many knives I'd change things on, these are just a couple I actually have.
 

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Was that Texas Jack secondary blade an oversharpened wharncliffe? Or did it come what that weird profile shape? I definitely like the look of it better in your second pic.
 
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Had an eye on this bemchmade
benchmade-lum-onslaught-741-large.jpg


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You can make it look like slysz bowie kinda.
Can you see it? Can you photoshop this one?
Just gotta make a straight line on the spine
c186tip.jpg
 
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I'm digging it, I do that a lot, well I start to change stuff around then lose motivation. for me it's 50/50 choils ,length of blades and always tip up. I'll try and post up some pictures of my now worthless knives lol.
 

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Just gotta make a straight line on the spine

Are you serious? Before I even finished looking at the first pic I was like "I would totally straighten that spine!"

Benchmade Knife.jpg

And here is my Mantra 3!

Mantra 3 and Dragonfly ZDP.JPG
 
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