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I buffed my brand new knife....

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by gunstockjack, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    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:

    And a buffed up version:

    Wanna see it again???


    Improved or FUBAR????:confused::confused::confused:
    mrknife likes this.
  2. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I'll take it!!! :p no fubar to me Barry, looks good:thumbsup:
  3. jc57

    jc57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    Looks better to me. I don't like the brushed bolsters.
  4. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I like it!
  5. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    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.
    teddy1093 likes this.
  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    It looks like you buffed the micarta also, Yes??
    I like the look of it. Almost looks like carbon fiber.
    mrknife likes this.
  7. oldtymer

    oldtymer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Big improvement:thumbsup:
  8. Ratbert

    Ratbert Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Definitely looks better!
  9. huelsdonk

    huelsdonk Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2016
    I concur with the chorus - definitely an improvement. Looks great.
  10. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I like it better buffed.

    what did you use? ..FLITZ?
  11. Txjohn

    Txjohn Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    I did the same to my brushed bolstered 85 when I got it . I used stropping compound
  12. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Far FAR from FUBAR. It looks good. I however still lean towards the brushed if ever so slightly.
  13. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    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.
  14. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
  15. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    It looks good! Some knives, that one included, look better polished:thumbsup:
  16. Shaggy


    Jan 30, 2012
    Looks better buffed out! :thumbsup:
  17. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    I like it better buffed.

    I also think the brushed bolsters kinda kill the traditional look.
  18. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    As someone who appreciates fine tools, that's a sexy buffer! I didn't want that to go unnoticed.
  19. ISKRA


    Sep 19, 2016
    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.
  20. Champthekid

    Champthekid Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2017
    It looks very good....better.

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