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Photos Knife Mods! Did it yourself? ...show off your work.

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by silverds, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Zenturio

    Zenturio

    62
    Aug 7, 2017
    Did a regrind on my Müller MSP Backlock with CPMS90V blade. What a pain in the ass with an european equivalent of a harbor freight 1x30 grinder. Smashed 6 80grit plus 2 120grit belts and there was still too much meat on the blade but I stopped there and buffed the blade with coarse buffing compound.

    Results are still ok, the knife is a working buffalo....

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    Br Oliver
     
  2. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks! Shopsmith ceramic belts for .y cheapo 4"x36" belt sander followed by hand sanding to 600 grit.

    ~Chip
     
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  3. Cow51

    Cow51

    662
    May 6, 2016
    Converted my Mantra 1 to PB washers instead of bearings. I used .02x.5x.189 PB's and the Teflon washers out of an OKC Rat Model II. I did it because I prefer washers, the bearing races were starting to dish, and just because I got the idea and had to try it out. I got good results, no blade play, same lockup, smooth action(still breaking in).
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  4. MythrilBlades

    MythrilBlades

    80
    Jan 18, 2017
    Another custom etched knife done by yours truly
     
  5. Cow51

    Cow51

    662
    May 6, 2016
    No more flipper tab, also straightened the spine.
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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  6. Cow51

    Cow51

    662
    May 6, 2016
    Playing with fire.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Zenturio

    Zenturio

    62
    Aug 7, 2017
    Reground my CS large Voyager and my RAT 2.

    Voyager originally came with partial serrations, but they cut like a blunt butter knife...

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    What a great working beast!

    And my Rat 2. I messed the lines up and it looks like a piece of shit now, but it cuts like a razor. 0,25 - 0,3 mm behind the edge bevel.

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    Br oliver
     
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  8. Cow51

    Cow51

    662
    May 6, 2016
    I rounded the spine on my Mantra 1 again. It came out a lot better than last time.
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    I also did a little work under the lettering so it would be flush with the scales.
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    After;[​IMG]

    I'm thinking about anodizing the scales next, maybe an acid stonewash for the blade since I'm having a hard time getting this M4 to take a patina.
     
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  9. Low_rez

    Low_rez Gold Member Gold Member

    642
    Mar 15, 2011
    I like to mod a budget blade as a fun project sometimes. Spyderco Ambitious and CS Tuff Lite blades were acid and stone washed. IMG_1660.JPG IMG_1190.jpg
     
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  10. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    @Cow51 The crown you put on your Mantra looks first rate! Well done!
     
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  11. Cow51

    Cow51

    662
    May 6, 2016
    Thanks!
     
  12. SCBaldr

    SCBaldr Basic Member Basic Member

    126
    Jan 14, 2016
    Wow, There's some great blades on this thread. My favorite is the Nirvana. You sir, whoever you are, fixed Spyderco's biggest mistake with the Nirvana by getting rid of that saber grind. Hats off.
     
  13. CarmelBlades

    CarmelBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    146
    Nov 14, 2017
    Oh boy! I've got lots of stuff to share, but this is my most nicely customized knife I've done yet. Boker Gent 1 with abalone inlays added to the ebony scales. I think it turned out okay.

    https://imgur.com/a/P2741
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
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  14. PWatkins

    PWatkins Gold Member Gold Member

    518
    Oct 20, 2017
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    I put my rat 1 on a diet. I think it will be sheding a little more soon.
     
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  15. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
  16. Idahonotu

    Idahonotu

    209
    Mar 24, 2016
    Gave the spyderco Mantra a colorful flame ano!
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  17. Stang Bladeworks

    Stang Bladeworks KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    496
    Feb 19, 2018
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    These are the only 2 mods i have done. They were both done quite a while ago for friends. The buck got a finger choil added to allow for proper sharpening. The factory edge didnt apex for the first half inch of blade. The endura got an acid stonewash with stripes. Both blades got a mirror edge.
     
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  18. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Pingo

    - Homemade nanocyl honeycomb scales.

    - Homemade titanium clip.

    - Tumbled blade finish.

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  19. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    56DC1D2D-C57A-4454-BDC6-116633966B3E.jpeg Had my son in law anodize the handles. Need to reassemble the CUDA MAXX.
     
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  20. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    FE421101-D4AC-4B8C-AF79-D33057C13592.jpeg 5E244444-0E5C-41C0-98BB-8C534B9574A7.jpeg So I got the knife back together. It was the first thing to turn green this Spring.
     
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