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Modified Production Knives (traditional only)

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51

    Dec 26, 2012
    So I've been plotting a new project but I want to see if anyone else has done it. I just got two old Kamp Kings in the mail today. I'm cleaning one up and am going to give it to my Uncle Ed for Christmas but the other one needs a little TLC. I guess my question is, has anyone taken the time and effort to spruce one up with new covers or even adding bolsters? They are cool knives with decent carbon steel. I think it would be worth while to make one into a solid functioning tool of beauty.
     
  2. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    I haven't done a KampKing yet, but they are similar in nature to the Imperial shell barlows, which I have done a few, although the KampKings have more blades. Shouldn't really be that much more different, although multiblades can be tricky to get the action all dialed in properly. I'd be curious to see what you do with one.
     
  3. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003


    Sorry I did not reply sooner. I've been pretty sick the past few weeks, and haven't felt up to doing much more than scrolling through some threads lately. Here are a few that I have done.


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  4. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51

    Dec 26, 2012
    Wow Glenn, those are BAD! That last one with the stag covers is the one I was thinking about. That's awesome. I need to get some nickel silver stock and step this up a notch 😜
     
  5. marthinus

    marthinus

    Dec 10, 2006
    Recently had my Case double bladed trapper fall and it took some chips out the edges of the amber bone. Took it to my grinder and rounded all the corners off, domed the frame, reground the blades so that the main blade is a flat grind now and the spey is a thinner hollow, added half stops as well (can see that in the video) but they are not flush in the half position. I do not know how the inside of the blade-spring ration looks so did not want to push my luck. Did make everything flush in the closed position on the springs.

    Photos below is after some pocket time of coarse and everything is scratched again as a well loved traditional should look like :D

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  6. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51

    Dec 26, 2012
    That looks nice! I'm a sucker for the case trappers. It looks like it will just melt in your pocket now.

    I rebuilt one a while back that was in rough shape. This is what it looked like when I got it
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    And this is the after. I removed the Spey blade and repaired the crack in the scale with some fiberglass resin. Then repinned the scales and gave it a dye job

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  7. rishma

    rishma

    753
    Jun 22, 2008
    Nice resurrection!^
     
  8. derrman79

    derrman79

    100
    Aug 16, 2010
    Very nice!
     
  9. marthinus

    marthinus

    Dec 10, 2006
    Really impressive work on that well loved piece.

    I love the trapper pattern. Would love of they made one in OD Micarta. If mine ever gets damaged to the extreme I will refit it with OD Micarta.

    It does melt away in the pocket now. Love it.
     
  10. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51

    Dec 26, 2012
    Thanks guys. Marthinus, OD canvas would be sweet. I was actually eyeballing some case trappers last night. I'd like to get one without so much wear on the blades to rebuild.
     
  11. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Nice work fellas!

    Here's a Navy knife I converted to a warncliffe.

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  12. Tilley Knife

    Tilley Knife I'm Daniel, I make stuff

    Jul 6, 2011
    Outstanding! That's a navy knife that I would actually EDC :thumbup:
     
  13. derrman79

    derrman79

    100
    Aug 16, 2010
    Awesome! I have one of those waiting for inspiration. Thank you!
     
  14. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks guys! I think it worked out well! I want to do it to a bone version next.
     
  15. derrman79

    derrman79

    100
    Aug 16, 2010
    The natural micarta is tough to keep clean while buffing. Maybe some acetone will clean it up. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  16. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Ramrodmb, would you mind posting a picture of that Sailors Knife in the closed position? It looks fantastic, and I've always wondered how a Wharncliffe would sit in an EO notch. Thanks!
     
  17. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51

    Dec 26, 2012
    Thats tough right there! So you loose the nail nick but with the EO notch, you dont even need one. Im a lefty so i dont use the nick anyways. Thats awesome!!!
     
  18. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks !
    Here is a quick pic, I wil try to get a better one after work. I tried to be careful not to take any length off of the blade, and I left the kick alone. The point of the blade does sit just a hair lower than I would like it, but its pretty close to being perfect. I put the bail pin back in to plug the hole, and then noticed it didnt match the other brass pins.. Doh...
    If I do the other Ebony I might try to whittle an Ebony plug to fill the hole, or maybe leave the bail intact.
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    Thanks for the compliment!
    Yes, I ground away just enough to get past the nail nick. But, its easy to pinch open and works just fine! :thumbup:

    Mark
     
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  19. HeathH

    HeathH Gold Member Gold Member

    536
    Dec 3, 2013

    Oh, man, that's such a good idea! I've looked at mine a hundred times wondering if I could do that, but I was worried about getting it open if I lost the nick... I might have to dig it out and destroy the collector's value!!!
     
  20. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    That looks fantastic, Mark! Well done!
     

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