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bk29 mod

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by knifejunkie1928, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    So I modded my bk29. I wanted to do this to a bk20, but then they sold out and were way too much on the aftermarket. I figured I'd just buy an extra 29 while they are basically only $100.

    Gave it the normal treatment, stainless hardware, paint stripped, logos etched. I played around with it earlier today and of course got no photos. So these will have to make do and hopefully I'll add some more tomorrow.

    I always loved Dex's similar mod he did to a bk9 that NCslice has, but I wanted to keep the blade length. So the 29 makes the perfect platform. Blade length clocks in at 9 inches. I bet it would even give the bk9 a run for its money.

    If I can get the extra money I hoping to buy another bk29 and pin some permanent wood handles on it with a big old fashioned brass guard. Really try to give it a worn out look and a good leather sheath that matches. I think it would make a killer old school bowie that is still functional.

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  2. NCSlice

    NCSlice Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2015
    Love it!
    I was thinking of exactly this just this morning lol
    Great work!
     
  3. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Thanks again Slice! For real grab another and mod that mofo!
     
  4. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Here are some better photos! With bk4 for comparison.

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  5. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    nice work
     
  6. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Thanks Vik!
     
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    that's a very seax-y knife now. ;)
     
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  8. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Haha you didn't like the original?
     
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    it's fine - I was attempting Earth-humour.
    a pun
    a play on words.

    seax knife:
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    your mods have a similar vibe - hence, seax-y
     
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  10. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    I've been away for too long. This is honestly my first hearing of the BK29
     
  11. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Haha I gotcha! I'm just not knife savvy enough for the inside knife jokes. It does have a good resemblance.
     
  12. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Better jump on it, there wasn't a lot made and they won't be around much longer.

     
  13. Boss1911

    Boss1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    56
    Jun 14, 2016
    Nice job
     
  14. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Thanks Boss1911!

     
  15. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Limited production knives are more or less wasted on me. I just don't have it in me to actually put them through their paces. With me they just sit around being preserved and taken care of like collector's items in the hopes that their mint condition is going to bring in big bucks some day. It's a mentality that I've had for a long time, that I just can't seem to break. So I leave the limited production and special edition stuff to folks who aren't the slaves to such.
     
  16. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Haha that just means you need to get two (or more). Use one, keep one in the box nice and minty for retirement.
     
  17. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    The official name for this beast is going to be either the "toddler thumper" or "toddler popper" not quite sure which one yet.
     
  18. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    IMG_3530.JPG IMG_3532.JPG Here are some before and after photos. Show just how much was taken off.
     
  19. viking313

    viking313

    705
    Apr 8, 2002
    I really like what you did....made a nice knife more useful IMHO!
     
  20. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    794
    Feb 15, 2015
    Thanks for the kind words viking313!

     

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