The “Can’t leave anything alone” Thread

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Doing a little experimenting on this Kbar tdi. Recently tried to add a kydex ring to the handle. WIP.
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Not too involved but this certainly fits the category of "Can't leave anything alone". I fooled around and put a brushed finish on the flats (and top) of the pommel of my 119 today. The shiny aluminum was giving me a bit too much of a cheap chrome vibe. I left the rest of the pommel polished however, partially because doing the whole thing is beyond my current skill set, but also because I thought the contrast was cool. Not perfect, but looks good in person, an aesthetic improvement IMO, and most importantly I made it my own.

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Not too involved but this certainly fits the category of "Can't leave anything alone". I fooled around and put a brushed finish on the flats (and top) of the pommel of my 119 today. The shiny aluminum was giving me a bit too much of a cheap chrome vibe. I left the rest of the pommel polished however, partially because doing the whole thing is beyond my current skill set, but also because I thought the contrast was cool. Not perfect, but looks good in person, an aesthetic improvement IMO, and most importantly I made it my own.

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Excellent!! A little contrast can be beautiful. :) I like it!
 

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Finally found me a cerakote guy again! I got all these liners and standoffs blacked out that Spyderco forgot to do :) And the last pic of the Para 3 is just to show the clip. It was carried 5 days a week at least for over a year, and the dlc on it is polishing from rubbing on everything. Thought it looked cool and figured I'd share. PXL_20210206_062838973.jpg PXL_20210206_062749412.jpg PXL_20210206_062958698~2.jpg PXL_20210206_063340890.jpg
 

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Added a much needed sharpening choil to the doctor... there was a slight recurve that was bothering big time... With a choil, psychologically speaking, i don’t see the recurve anymore and it’ll be much more easier to sharpening.
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SAK Alox hunter
No nick or anything, but a ton of blade showing to open.
Still, I rather have one hand so I added the screw on thumb stud. Unfortunately the sweet spot is right on the logo.
We'll see how that works out.
BTW, I really like this knife! review in the review section when I get back from vaporizing some clays.

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re-posted from previous page

Got this large 551 Griptilian in in the New Year's Eve Day mail but it looked too blah so,

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I used some fine grit sandpaper to take most of the black coating off the blade. I left the blade in place and will take the knife apart later to do a more thorough job. Haven't decided yet but I may swap out the Sand colored scales for different ones. Actually, it doesn't look too bad as is as I kinda like the distressed look of the blade - patina look on a stainless blade.:rolleyes:

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Edit: Yesterday

Well, I still wasn't happy with it so I pulled off the mark-side handle and put a black handle in it's place.

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Can't say I'm real happy with it but for now, it's got a different look to it. Maybe a little bling in the future?
 
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can't find or afford a mini southard, so I made my own. deleted the ti liner,and used linen micarta with red G-10 for scales and backspacer. needed to make a backspacer because I cut too much off and the standoffs didn't fit right
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Uh Oh :eek: I dove into my Benchmade Spare Parts Box and came up with these handles for a 551 - 1 Large Griptilian.

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May be just the thing to make my newly converted Black and Tan Griptilian pictured above into a fancier Griptilian. Not too sure though as I don't know how well the blue accent liners would hold up to hard use - digging into dirt, opening feed bags, and other stupid things I do to/with my knives.:rolleyes:
 
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