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BF2020 Viper Swayback Discuss Thread

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

  1. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
  2. TexasTomcat

    TexasTomcat Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 21, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2020
  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Can't get enough Spam pictures

  4. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Pictures yes :thumbsup:

    But eating that stuff......;)
  5. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    I decided early on this was one of the annuals I was going to carry. But I've been picking nits, and trying to get past the screws used in construction. My major complaint was the color; I'm very fond of white scales, yellow, not so much. The other issue I have is the lanyard hole is pretty small, I'm going to see what I can do with that or drill it out. But color I can fix easy. So I did.

    From this:

    to this:

    A little Potassium Permanganate and water, a little patience, rubbed it out, rubbed in some wax. Looks like this now:

    Still got some wax in the screw holes, but that's gone now.
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  6. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    That turned out very nice.

    I have been using my forum knife a good bit since I got it and it still continues to impress me.
    Did not think at all that I would warm up to a traditional with a bunch of screws in it.

    Now I am considering something else from Viper or maybe a Lion Steel.
  7. .577NE

    .577NE Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2019
    I say LionSteel Otnat.
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  8. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    That's a peach... Very nicely done :thumbsup::D:thumbsup:
  9. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    I'm with you Will, I think the only thing I find more repugnant is Vienna sausage... No offense meant to the fans of tinned mystery meat out there, but I just can't do it...
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  10. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    My wife brought the mail today and made my day :)
    Thank you Mike and Charlie :thumbsup:

  11. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I must admit when viewing all the pictures while waiting for mine and before acquiring my last Beauty. I first liked the darker covers but now even though I love them all for their own uniqueness. I may be a little Bias but now I love the blondes lol . They seem to have a translucency to them that is so beautiful :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2020
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  12. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Congratulations on a very fine knife @CelloDan! That is truly a blonde bombshell!
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  13. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thanks guys :)

    At first I was hoping to get something like the mock up illustration of our knife that was presented to us.
    When I opened the box and showed it to my daughter she was like :
    " I like it :thumbsup: !!! " Then she told me how it looks so much better than the ones with different splotches of color :eek: :D

    I am very happy with my blondie :)
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  14. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    I posted this in the what I’m carrying thread but it should be here too.

    The Bladeforums 2020 Viper is everything I hoped for and more. It’s a drop smaller than ether the GEC or the RR, it’s a bit stouter than the GEC and way ahead of the RR in luxurious quality (if that makes any sense). The rounded back spring is a different touch. I like it. The closing snap is more muted. I chalk that up to the stop pin? 150DCFA0-2381-4353-BC48-5996B5878C3C.jpeg E20E948B-B2EC-48D8-81DE-44CACF8535B1.jpeg F4F62C2C-FF11-411C-988D-551482D1C5E2.jpeg
  15. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    I agree 100%..... I have a couple Otnats...... Absolutely wonderful knives........ @knifeswapper hit that collaboration out of the park........
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  16. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I may need to loosen the main screw just a bit to ease the pull a notch.
    What's the name and size of the tool / bit that fits this screw so I can purchase it ?
  17. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I'm pretty sure they are "Torx" head screws. The wrenches come in numbered sizes, but I'm not sure what this one is. If I was to guess, I'd say about a 5 or 6. It looks quite a bit smaller than a 10. I'm sure someone knows exactly what the correct size is.

    EDIT: I found my torx set. These are a size T8 Torx
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  18. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you my friend :thumbsup:
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  19. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Dan, It's a Torx T-9 and you will need 2 of them. One for each side.:thumbsup:
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  20. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    All our collaboration knives have T-6 slab screws and T-8 pivot screws.
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