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Kizer Mini Sheepdog Ti (choil mod)

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by Agartha Audio, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    Just got this in yesterday, cut the choil last night. Really improves the ergos for me, and very little cutting edge removed (less than 1/8") - that big ole flipper tab got reduced drastically in the process. Action is still the same - nice dialed in detent, if a bit on the softer side, drops shut w/ the slightest shake. This guy slices like a beast too! A keeper for sure.

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  2. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Very nice!
     
  3. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    Thanks man!
     
  4. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Much improved. Nice job.
     
  5. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Question please. Considering a sheepdog but hearing some bad reviews about weak detents making the knife not fully deploy. I have no issue with softer detent and not really a fan of bust a finger hard ones either, but do want the knife to deploy reliably.

    So, what’s the truth on these?
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  6. Dknight16

    Dknight16 Gold Member Gold Member

    756
    Mar 25, 2013
    Outstanding mod. Really great!
     
  7. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    The one I have has about the best detent and flipping action of any flipper I have owned, jets out of the frame very fast.

    [​IMG]Untitled by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

    And @Agartha Audio your mod looks great, what did you use to do that as I need to do the same to mine now!

    G2
     
  8. Ashana

    Ashana

    9
    Apr 23, 2019
    It's looking sharp and pointed. It's edges are very pointed.
     
  9. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    Thanks GG, I used a dremel with a cylindrical grinding stone, then a couple sanding cylinders (course/fine), and finally a little hand sanding to finish.
     
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  10. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Yikes that had to take some time to do for sure, but looks like it was worth the trouble.

    These mini-sheepdogs really cut well, I find I use mine more than I thought I would.

    Thanks,
    G2
     
  11. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I opted not to lose any of the edge and just knocked down that big block of metal to a more reasonable shape, I am sure that the designer came up with that to be different than the rest and it shows, but for my use and carry, it just seemed to blocky for me.

    I had a coarse 6" grinding wheel that I used the corner of to grind in the area and then finished it with a smoother stone on my Dremel setup, came out smooth and still flips great.

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    as compared to how she was

    [​IMG]Untitled by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

    G2
     
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  12. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    Looks good Gary!
     
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  13. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    I ended up going further, and chopping off the flipper tab, reprofiling the blade for a slightly pointier tip, and then stonewashed and oxiclean darkened the scales:
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  14. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Nice, the one thing I also did on mine was to cut in some jimping on the lockbar as it was beveled and highly polished which made it hard to get a grip on to unlock the blade!
    G2
     
  15. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Jun 20, 2015
    Right on Gary, that's a good idea man!
     
  16. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Looks like on the frame lock you have more of a purchase so might not be as bad, but on the liner lock, it was just silly, a cut off wheel on my Dremel and the area looks like it was made that way and a much better traction to help unlock the bar.
    G2
     
  17. Minirehak212

    Minirehak212

    330
    Apr 1, 2018
    Okay who do I have to pay to get this done on my Sheepdog? It looks so much better with a choil for sure
     

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