Work in progress - hand smoothing black paper on CS NMSFNO

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by COPIUOS, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. COPIUOS

    COPIUOS Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2015
    I still need to go back over with some 400-600-1000 and polish one more time, although it is looking pretty good, for my handiwork anyways. right now has a good tacky feeling. Then likely off for a blade spa treatment somewhere.

    This was my first NMSFNO so it is kind of near and dear to me, and I made it a user early on and dinged up the black paper a bit, so thought why not? I had good success with my HOGMUK CS with black paper, and it is a fun process. Will look into doing same on some canvas/linen as well.

    Those milled handle patterns are hard to get to where there is no trace of them once polished. This also knocks down the overall beefiness of the Mag handles, feels more like my original TG, those "mag handles" feel so much snugger and allow for more evenly distributed palm contact (with my mid-large yet "skinny" hands...

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  2. Aias

    Aias

    Aug 1, 2012
    Such a sweet all-arounder; very nice work!
     
  3. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 3, 2016
    That is gorgeous the NMSFNO is what got me started. Stripped & mirrored. It's seen alot of use and needs some touching up now. I've always thought of smoothing the handle, I'm just not sure how that would go with G10.
     

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  4. MADDMAN

    MADDMAN Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 3, 2010
    Very Nice!
     
  5. dobermaniac

    dobermaniac Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 13, 2013
    Looking good! :thumbsup:
     
  6. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    that is enjoyable. I feel dirty.
     
  7. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Love me some hand smoothed. Looks awesome!
     
  8. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 8, 2010
    Looks great. Hand sanded g10 looks very similar to paper especially oiled. I thought this was black g10 at first glance.
     
  9. hydeinmind

    hydeinmind Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 30, 2015
    Great looking work sir!
     
  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Although I'm a big fan of the NMSFNO's handle texturing-- that fishscale-like pattern is pretty amazing :cool:-- I really am smitten with what you've done with the black paper! Top drawer work!

    Hand sanded G10 is quite stunning, looks almost like carbon fiber-- the plys show thru nicely...

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  11. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Also, I'm assuming that you HOGS know G10 & Mic. dust is very bad for your lungs...:eek:

    on small jobs I use 3M wet/dry submerged underwater in a dishpan...the larger jobs I usually sub-out to the pros.:cool:
     
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  12. MR HAPPY

    MR HAPPY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 2, 2017
    Great work COPIUOS on the hand smoothing. Looks fantastic!:thumbsup:

    Good safety point to bring up Petey! Gotta protect those precious lungs!
     
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  13. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    If anyone's interested...

    This is what black Micarta looks like hand smoothed...

    it has a little more character, if you like that sort of thing...

    plus it feels TREMENDOUS!!!

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  14. MR HAPPY

    MR HAPPY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 2, 2017
    Good job on that Sasquatch Petey! Looks like an amazing user with tons of character :thumbsup:
     
  15. F'lar

    F'lar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 3, 2016
    Well :poop:, with all the other projects I have in mind now I HAVE TO re-polish my NMSFNO and sand and polish the scales. I knew to stop looking at this thread. Thanks alot COPIOUS & Petey2.1. ;)
     
  16. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    No, need to thank me...it's just what I do...ya know, being helpful like that!;)
     
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