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2020 GEC #74 Mustang Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
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    Mike Latham does not cherry pick knives for customers. He wants everybody to have the same chance as everybody else to score the killer. Mr. Mike tries to be fair to everybody. You scored the killer Stag #74 for sure ! I scored the phattest , ugliest , and the scales do not match #74. My left index finger rest on the only smooth spot. I love it , That #74 knife was made just for me. I don't care about looks at all . I want thicker scales for easier holding between my knees/thighs , so I don't have to use my feet to open the knife. I did ask for thinner Sambar Stag scales on the#33 Conductor knife. It was all about beauty on that one. It loves the 5th pocket.
     
  2. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
  3. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
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    I’m loving the stag. Now I’m going to have to score a stag 47 to have a chiral enantiomer pair.
     
  4. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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  5. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

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  6. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Pharmacist, although in some parts of the world the profession is called “chemist”.
     
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  7. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Spent a little time today on my previously 'brushed' Ironwood Mustang. Used some strips of 1000, 1500, and 2000 grit sandpaper - and then a few polishes with some Mother's Mag & Aluminum Polish. I'm pretty happy with the results. :thumbsup:

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  8. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    That looks really good!
     
  9. MrsR&T

    MrsR&T Gold Member Gold Member

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  10. TOM K.

    TOM K. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 22, 2016
    That looks fantastic! I'm curious, did you sand the wood also or work around it?
     
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  11. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Thanks for the kind words! I used the various grits lightly on everything - except the blade - which was covered with some blue painter's tape until I was done. The mag polish was used on all the surfaces that got sanded. I did have to go through the process a few times because a brush line would show up here and there that wasn't noticed until after polishing...in either the wood or NS. Took my time, maybe an hour start to finish. I'm thinking some pocket carry will polish it even more. :D
     
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  12. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    You really did a good job on that my friend !!!:):):):thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Harry
     
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  13. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Thanks Harry!! :)
     
  14. danno50

    danno50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 15, 2008
    After 22 days in the mail, my AAPK 2020 forum knife finally showed up.

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  15. Fire King

    Fire King Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 1, 2020
    This looks great. Has anyone done anything like oiled or waxed the Ironwood?
     
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  16. BGMoHunter

    BGMoHunter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 17, 2020
    That's how they should have come from the factory. Well done.
     
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  17. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    In this thread , see my post number 844 .

    Harry
     
  18. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Yes

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  19. Fire King

    Fire King Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 1, 2020
    Bingo - it was right in front of me - They do seem a bit unfinished from the factory.
    Thanks
     
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  20. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I’ve been carrying my stag almost daily and am really enjoying it. It’s my knife if the year so far.
     
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