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BF2020 Viper Swayback Discuss Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Wow, there are some real lookers with beautiful grain in this round.

    Thank you to all who were involved in making this year happen. I'm really happy with the end result.
  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    :eek:You don’t smoke do you ?:D
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  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Well gosh, y'all can buy SPAM anywhere. I'd send some Texas pecan pralines! :)
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  4. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Yes and a outstanding one !
    Just strop it once in a while and you’ll probably never need to sharpen it unless your really hard on it.
    M390 is a super steel manufactured by Bohler-Uddeholm (result of merger of Austrian Bohler and Swedish Uddeholm). It uses third generation powder metal technology and developed for knife blades requiring excellent corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance.
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  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Did ya hear that Rachel @r8shell - Spam!!:eek::rolleyes::)
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  6. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    That, and I found 2 cans in the cupboard I forgot about till now.
  7. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    That is splendid! Thanks for the informative answer. OH
  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Your very welcome Sir :)
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  9. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Finally after a little extra stay in Texas :D very pleased with it :)
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    Thanks Mike :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
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  10. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2014
    Noooooooooo! Mine is going to be late! Okay, it isn't really that big of a deal, but I was hoping it would show up today. It hasn't arrived at my PO yet per tracking info. I'll just have to scroll back and look at all the awesome ones that have found their way to their homes and wait for mine to show up, hopefully before this weekend. I know it will be worth the wait.

  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I actually lucked out and the forwarding was fast...waiting at home for me when my shift is over in an hour or so:D
  12. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    I know the feeling
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  13. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Quoting myself for a quick followup on this one....

    Earlier when I tested and measured with no stop pin there was plenty of clearance but I didn't check for clearance issues with a full snap back into the blade pocket.
    So...I pulled it apart (just one side, only took a minute) and removed the stop pin then completely reassembled.
    The tip just barely makes contact with a full snap with the pin removed, no contact in the center.
    The backspring must flex just a little more than I thought it would.
    Just wanted to follow up with accurate info.
    And the tip "damage" was so slight I could hardly see it, just barely touched, took like a minute to put it back.

    OK, now I'm done fiddling, just can't help myself lol.:rolleyes:
  14. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    If it is finally sharpened down to a point that it needs dropped; the stop pin might be the only solution required. Since you already lowered yours it may have allowed the impact. Just a thought.
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  15. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    No contact with the stop pin installed, just touched with it out, and that was only when the blade was allowed a full snap back into the frame.
    All's back to normal now with the pin back in.

    Also, seeing as you're right here...thanks for the effort putting all of this together!
    Happy as could be with my pair of new knives.:thumbsup::)
  16. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018

    I took a few moments to do a little cleanup of the polishing compound on mine as well... Then rubbed the horn down with some beeswax. Really made the texture pop.
  17. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    I appreciate the offer. I'll think about it, but I don't imagine much can be done to fix it.

    The gaps go up to the middle screw on one side and halfway up to the middle screw on the other side. The cover is thinner than the width of the liner for about 1/3 of its length on the side with the gap going up to the middle screw, so I can't imagine attempting to bend it on both sides would end well. The entire head of the screw is proud of the scale, so it's pretty thin there. I checked the screws to see if they were snug, and they were, so the gaps between liners and backspring are there to stay as well.

    Anyway, I don't want to fill the thread with complaints. There are a lot of great looking knives so far!
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  18. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    OO. Sounds more impressive than I realized. I haven't actually cut anything with mine yet, never mind sharpening it.
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  19. Wild Ben

    Wild Ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    Blondie arrived on Monday. We went for a walk late this afternoon to the pond up the road from our house. She's a looker, as you can see! IMG_2685.JPG IMG_2687.JPG IMG_2689.JPG
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  20. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    M390 is one of if not my favorite blade steels.
    Your going to love it ! When and if you and have to sharpen it’s not to bad like M4 and Similar that can be difficult to sharpen. But M390 is a great balance of holding a edge and ease of sharpening. It will be harder to sharpen though then what your probably use to like 1095 but will hold a edge way way longer :thumbsup: The trick and what helps is to not let it get dull and just strop it once in a while.

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