I buffed my brand new knife....

gunstockjack

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Never one to leave well enough alone, and being somewhat unappreciative of GEC's brushed finish on nickel silver bolsters, well.... I buffed it. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

A brand new canvas micarta Calf Roper:
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And a buffed up version:
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Wanna see it again???
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Improved or FUBAR????:confused::confused::confused:
 

T. Erdelyi

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Now if it were a Crocus Finish on the blade of an old Robeson knife I'd say FUBAR but a new GEC not so much, it looks better to me too.
 

waynorth

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It looks like you buffed the micarta also, Yes??
I like the look of it. Almost looks like carbon fiber.
 

Txjohn

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I did the same to my brushed bolstered 85 when I got it . I used stropping compound
 

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Far FAR from FUBAR. It looks good. I however still lean towards the brushed if ever so slightly.
 

gunstockjack

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I like it better buffed.

what did you use? ..FLITZ?
No, I used green compound and a felt wheel on a 1/4 hp Baldor buffer; took about ten minutes going carefully. Buffed all exterior surfaces including the back springs, frame and covers, but not to a super gloss.
 

Ernie1980

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It looks good! Some knives, that one included, look better polished:thumbsup:
 
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I like it better buffed.

I also think the brushed bolsters kinda kill the traditional look.
 

Stropping Young Lad

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No, I used green compound and a felt wheel on a 1/4 hp Baldor buffer; took about ten minutes going carefully. Buffed all exterior surfaces including the back springs, frame and covers, but not to a super gloss.

As someone who appreciates fine tools, that's a sexy buffer! I didn't want that to go unnoticed.
 
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Looks great to me. I like the satin finish on the blades of a Tidioute, but not on the bolsters and everything else. That's the major reason I can't warm up to my #13 whittler at all, it just doesn't do it for me.
 
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