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Some custom SAK 26082

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #180 on: November 27, 2016, 04:21:46 PM »
Your work is gorgeous.   :like:

+1 Some very nice work there :drool: :drool: :drool: :like:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #181 on: November 27, 2016, 05:03:14 PM »
+2   :cheers:
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #182 on: November 27, 2016, 06:32:38 PM »

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #183 on: November 30, 2016, 10:29:52 PM »
It's been a while i haven't posted on this topic. Here's a custom Victorinox Delémont Ranger 55 with brass bolsters and AZ desert ironwood :




Fileworked blade and springs. No unlocking button, it wouldn't be so nice with precious woods.


Absolutely stunning! Did you remove the lock entirely so is now just a slip joint (therefore UK knife law-friendly...)?

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #184 on: November 30, 2016, 10:38:54 PM »
Thanks to all !


Absolutely stunning! Did you remove the lock entirely so is now just a slip joint (therefore UK knife law-friendly...)?

No, its a classic liner lock but the lock could be removed in this case. It would be also possible on side lock 111 mm which are difficult to mod with their button and spring.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #185 on: December 04, 2016, 11:57:53 PM »
Another one with yellow and black Paperstone scales. Sentinel with classic opening blade, fileworks (available) :



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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #186 on: December 05, 2016, 02:30:20 AM »
Some very nice work :o :like:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #187 on: December 05, 2016, 09:34:19 AM »
Thanks Poncho !

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #188 on: December 05, 2016, 11:27:19 PM »
Amazing work Michel  :tu:  :o - I had missed this thread until now!

Sorry guys - Can I ask the really dumb questions?

Is file work done all by hand with tiny little files? And following various historical or documented patterns?
If so the hours of work must be staggering - How long? say, to do the back of a blade? 
And does the knife have to be disassembled to do springs and liners?

But I have to make a terrible admission - Despite appreciating the amazing craftsmanship  - I don't think I like it !!   :(  Sorry :o
Not quite sure why - Maye it looks a little messy  ???  Especially when you mix up the patterns - Maybe I am just used to the clean flat lines of a standard SAK

However I gotta say I do like the Ranger and Sentinel - just above - The bolster is fab and I guess I like the simpler patterns.
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #189 on: December 06, 2016, 09:30:44 AM »
Thanks Huntsman. I know that not everybody likes filework. I did some without or just the blade.

Yes it's done by hand with files and/or other tools like abrasives, the result needs to be polished. SAK part have a good finish but on other knives the work after fileworking is longer to get a nice finish.
The first step is to mar the blade or spring to get a regular pattern. It may be long for a complete work, with symmetry between the springs or tools. For liners and spring the knife has to be disassembled but its better to work on spare blades rather than the whole knife.

There are traditional patterns but creation is possible.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 09:35:29 AM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #190 on: December 11, 2016, 08:50:02 AM »
A brass Climber with fileworked springs and blade (162 g) :



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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #191 on: December 11, 2016, 09:29:23 AM »
The first try at a Swiza D04 with deer antler scales and fileworked blade, springs and liner :




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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #192 on: December 11, 2016, 05:02:47 PM »
The first try at a Swiza D04 with deer antler scales and fileworked blade, springs and liner :





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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #193 on: December 11, 2016, 11:54:48 PM »
Beautiful work as always  :cheers:
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #194 on: December 12, 2016, 12:07:38 AM »
Thanks to all !

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #195 on: December 13, 2016, 01:38:08 AM »
It's been a while i haven't posted on this topic. Here's a custom Victorinox Delémont Ranger 55 with brass bolsters and AZ desert ironwood :




Fileworked blade and springs. No unlocking button, it wouldn't be so nice with precious woods.


Absolutely stunning! Did you remove the lock entirely so is now just a slip joint (therefore UK knife law-friendly...)?

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :like:

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #196 on: December 13, 2016, 04:01:30 PM »
I had a spare SAK blade and tried to do some file work on it  :facepalm:

I can tell you patience and skill are not something I possess  :rofl:

All of Michels work is pretty flipping beautiful. 

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #197 on: December 14, 2016, 11:41:41 AM »
Hi Michel

Once again, stunning work.  :salute: :salute: :salute: :tu: :tu: :tu:

Just 2 questions.......

The paper stone you refer to, is that paper micarta?

I assume you don't anneal and re-heat treat the blades & springs for the file work, how long do your files last?

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #198 on: December 14, 2016, 01:29:51 PM »
Thanks to all !

Hi Michel

Once again, stunning work.  :salute: :salute: :salute: :tu: :tu: :tu:

Just 2 questions.......

The paper stone you refer to, is that paper micarta?

I assume you don't anneal and re-heat treat the blades & springs for the file work, how long do your files last?

Paperstone is a material with recycled paper and natural resins (starch and cashew nut). It's different from micarta but with great performances. You can Google it for more informations.

Indeed I keep the heat treatment for blades, tools and springs. Classic files, even with the best quality, are not the best choice. Diamond files but also abrasive and diamond bits are better. Materials to work vary from alox liners to stainless steel. This way each tool has a normal lifetime.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #199 on: December 25, 2016, 05:07:57 PM »
One of the last for this year, a Rescue tool with fileworked OH blade. Photochromic (becomes blue when exposed to sunlight) and phosphorescent Spark resin scales with aluminium chips inlays.






Merry Christmas to all !

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #200 on: December 25, 2016, 10:12:07 PM »
One of the last for this year, a Rescue tool with fileworked OH blade. Photochromic (becomes blue when exposed to sunlight) and phosphorescent Spark resin scales with aluminium chips inlays.






Merry Christmas to all !


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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #201 on: December 25, 2016, 10:16:04 PM »
One of the last for this year, a Rescue tool with fileworked OH blade. Photochromic (becomes blue when exposed to sunlight) and phosphorescent Spark resin scales with aluminium chips inlays.






Merry Christmas to all !


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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #202 on: December 25, 2016, 10:29:22 PM »
One of the last for this year, a Rescue tool with fileworked OH blade. Photochromic (becomes blue when exposed to sunlight) and phosphorescent Spark resin scales with aluminium chips inlays.






Merry Christmas to all !


 :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :like: :like: :like: :like:
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #203 on: January 12, 2017, 09:20:20 AM »
A stabilised mammoth ivory Classic SD I did two years ago. All parts fileworked :



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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #204 on: January 24, 2017, 06:55:09 PM »
A Cybertool 34 with warthog tusk plus scales (except toothpick). Blades, tools and springs with vine filework, polished liners :




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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #205 on: February 16, 2017, 01:49:30 PM »
AZ desert ironwood Forester, with red vulcanised fiber liner and damasteel (Vinland) blade. Fileworked springs and blade :





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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #206 on: February 16, 2017, 07:34:58 PM »
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #207 on: March 14, 2017, 09:24:34 AM »
A try for a bladeless 91 mm. It keeps the scissors and pliers of a Climber. Brown canvas micarta, brass liners and G10 inner liner.




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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #208 on: March 26, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
The new one, a Ranger 74 with black Paperstone scales. Fileworked blade, pliers lever and springs. Unlocking button :




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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #209 on: June 12, 2017, 02:17:02 PM »
Custom Atlas with light brown lin micarta. SGPS main blade with nickel damascus sides. Fileworked main blade, springs and pliers :







 

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