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Some custom SAK 26083

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Some custom SAK
« on: January 04, 2014, 09:34:05 PM »
I start with the first one for 2014, a Wenger Cigar 36 with warthog tusk scales. Fileworked blades, tools, liners and springs (inside and outside with 2 different patterns) :



Sorry for the poor quality of the pics.

And a selection of older ones.

A Climber with snakewood scales :


A Climber with briar burl scales and fileworks



A Classic SD with "lamellé-collé" (dyed and stabilised wood) with fileworked pieces, even the thin stainless liners :




Another Classic SD with buffalo horn scales, chequered and with brass inlays. Also with fileworked pieces :



Simpler Classic SD with only scales replacement :

Snakewood :


Mammooth fossil ivory :


Red Paperstone (very dark) :


Deer antler :


Refurbished abalone (mother of pearl) :


AZ desert ironwood :


An Alox Classic SD with only fileworked blade :


A one blade (like Excelsior) with snakewood scales :



Some others will follow (111 mm, garden tools...).



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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 09:48:46 PM »
Very nice work. Regretfully the file patterns aren't that visible due to the flash. :-\ Try taking the pictures without flash or with using a light box (google "light box" for some ideas).

What file patterns are there? It looks like vine and I can't make out the other one.
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 09:56:56 PM »
The cheese knife, with olivewood scales :



The unlocking button with its spring is the hardest on these 111 mm, like this Hunter with reindeer scales :



A camel bone Nomad :


Another Nomad with kudu horn :




Carved AZ desert ironwood Nomad :



A small pruning tool (brass liners and fileworks) :


The 1.9300 pruning tool :



The garden knife with carved Elforyn scales (alox liners, fileworks) :



Deer antler Swisschamp :


Zebu horn Swisschamp :


Wenger Ranger with violet rosewood :

« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 10:16:09 PM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 09:59:47 PM »
Nice work! The filing reminds me of my Laguioles. Very nice.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 10:02:41 PM »
Very nice work. Regretfully the file patterns aren't that visible due to the flash. :-\ Try taking the pictures without flash or with using a light box (google "light box" for some ideas).

What file patterns are there? It looks like vine and I can't make out the other one.

Thanks. Sorry for the fileworks details, I try to improve this. You're right there are vine fileworks and other more "modern" patterns. I realize about ten patterns (arrows...).

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 10:10:10 PM »
WOW!!  You have a potential client here!  I would love a mammoth 58mm with filework.
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 10:19:21 PM »
Thanks microbe and rickinFL. I can try to find another mammooth scales if you like.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 12:36:09 AM »
Very nice work. Your filework is very good.
I must get my files out and do some more knives.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 12:42:17 AM »
Break out the mop! Triple drool award!   :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 12:57:25 AM »
Absolutely stunning work Michel!  Just fantastic. :drool:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 01:38:23 AM »
  Fantastic work man!!!! Congrats, you have some serious skills!!! :drool: :drool:

  I really like the Lord Vader's Pineapple, always liked that sort of patterning on black handles!! 
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 08:44:56 AM »
Thanks to all for these kind comments. Have a good Sunday.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 10:16:19 PM »
Here's the last one finished this morning. A Deluxe Tinker with deer antler scales. Fileworked main blade (vine pattern) and liners :




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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 09:02:47 AM »

lovely work  :salute:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 09:19:36 AM »
Fantastic work mate!

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 10:16:37 AM »

Carved AZ desert ironwood Nomad :



Most impressive!    :salute:  I really like the filework on this Nomad.   8)  What is the pattern on the springs?
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 11:46:38 AM »
Thanks to all !


Most impressive!    :salute:  I really like the filework on this Nomad.   8)  What is the pattern on the springs?

It's the most classical pattern for the outside of springs, blade and tools. You can adjust the length between the patterns for a different result (here it's very close). It's symetric on the two springs. For the inside it's a modern pattern.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 11:03:27 PM »
Spatha, here's a better picture (I hope) with natural light of the Nomad :



Three other customs from this summer/autumn. First a boxwood Climber with basketwork pyropgraphy :



An Alox Excelsior with main blade and spring fileworked (inside of spring also). No anodisation of the scales which are polished like silver :


A carbon fiber Spartan with fileworks :





« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 11:16:48 PM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 11:12:04 PM »
There's some stunning work there guys! :)

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 11:24:27 PM »
Thanks Mike.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 11:39:10 PM »
I really like the file work.  After having tried it, its harder than it looks!  Really nice.  :tu:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 11:44:40 PM »
Thanks Syph007. Very nice work on your Alox mods.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 11:47:10 PM »
All amazing work michel  :drool:  :salute:
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2014, 11:53:34 PM »
Thanks Paul.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2014, 02:45:35 AM »
Spatha, here's a better picture (I hope) with natural light of the Nomad :




 :cheers:  Thanks for the new photos, Michel.  Those pictures came out really sharp and well exposed so now I can behold the intricacy of that file work in all its glory.     :drool:  Truly inspirational work.
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2014, 09:25:00 PM »
The last one, a Victorinox Spartan with Cassia du Siam scales. A wood from La Réunion island. Main blade fileworked with a classic pattern, and also the visible part of the back of the two springs. Polished liners :



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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2014, 04:33:48 AM »
That is one sexy wood :) :drool:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 08:23:30 AM »
That is one sexy wood :) :drool:

It looks like wengé but with a much finer texture.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 04:48:44 PM »
very nice work mate! congrats!  :cheers:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2014, 11:14:42 PM »
Thanks Sidhartha.

Today I finished a Swisschamp with kudu horn scales. Main blade with vine fileworks. All 8 liners with fileworks, the inside part is simply polished.




Here are better pictures of the Excelsior with polished Alox scales without anodisation, and the details of the fileworks :



 

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