Traditional and Modern pairings

JohnDF

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Thanks! First, I put a stonewashed finish on the blade. I did it poor man's style without a tumbler and just used the tumbling media (from Harbor Freight) in a container and shook it by hand for the better part of an hour. The scales are aftermarket micarta. I also ditched the deep carry clip and threw on a heavily used one I had from another Benchmade, and I stonewashed it a bit too for good measure. Finally just a leather lanyard and the "bead" is actually a brass fitting I picked up on the plumbing aisle of Ace Hardware. Overall just a fun little project to make it my own, and while it's not perfect I'm quite pleased with the results.
Well you did a good job. It looks unique and ultra cool. :cool::thumbsup:
 

matfox

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This Buck was outside with me today doing yard work when Joe the mailman showed up with the Ka-Bar. It is my first ever “modern” folder, but honestly besides the thumb-stud and the pocket clip (both of which are entirely unnecessary), it really isn’t that different from a traditional lock-back. I have to say, although the materials and construction are similar to the Buck, and the price was almost exactly the same, I like the Buck a lot better. Still, I’m glad I got it. I wanted to try something modern just to see, but wasn’t willing to spend a lot of money or buy something made in you-know-where. I think I will eventually rebuild it in brass and wood, though.
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I finally got around to rebuilding the Ka-bar. Here is that same pair again:
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Still kind of amateurish-looking, but again, besides a Dremel, I only had a limited range of hand tools to work with.
 

r8shell

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I finally got around to rebuilding the Ka-bar. Here is that same pair again:
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Still kind of amateurish-looking, but again, besides a Dremel, I only had a limited range of hand tools to work with.
That looks wonderful to me.
 

comis

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Love the 110, it got character.
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For EDC, I usually prefer the smaller brother Ranger 112. Though they are not the most expensive knives, there are few modern folders that could offer the same comfortable grip when used hard.
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