Anybody here got tha technology and the know how?

ron finkbeiner jr

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I want a BK9 with an actual bowie point on it as well as the thumb ramp ground down with fullers ground in anyone here know how to do this and have the equipment to do it?
 

GeofS

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You may want to check out devilpig’s work in this thread. I think it’s exactly what you want:

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/my-bk9-fighter-in-progress-update-pg-4-5.859050/

He inspired me. I haven’t found a place to mill a fuller yet, but I did clip the point, remove the thumb ramp, add jimping, and reshaped the pommel on one of my Kings:
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Its going to be really hard to mill the fuller on hardened steel...

Id just ask a custom maker to make a whole new one. Would probably cost the same as finding someone to do that kind of work on a bk9.
 
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Haven't run a mill since engineering school, but carbide bits should be good up to ~64 HRC, so the 58-ish C hardness of a Becker blade shouldn't pose too much trouble to a shop, as long as they take care to properly adjust the rotation and feed speed and take small cuts.
 

GeofS

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Man, this thread is chock full of good info. Thanks, gents.
 
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Josh does good work, put the choil in my BK9, in his gallery there's a pic where he put a bowie point on a Busse ASHBM. He should be able to do most what you want, not sure about the fuller but might be in his range of equipment and skills, don't hurt to ask.
 
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