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Some custom SAK 24283

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2014, 11:17:32 PM »
Nice. :tu:

What material did you use to make the micarta, just plain cotton or something else?

Thanks. I bought it, but I think it's cotton. On black micarta we can see dark and light layers.
It's hard to work and to polish.

Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2014, 10:40:24 PM »
A deer antler custom Huntsman with fileworked blade and springs (vine pattern) and liners :





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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #62 on: February 20, 2014, 02:17:58 AM »
So sexy... When I tell people everyone needs a gentlemans' knife for dress wear, this is what I'm talking about.

I notice you don't do file work on the scissors.

There is man the tool maker, man the tool user, and man the tool- choose your path wisely.

"So I left the realm of man and beast to become a god, and leave my fingerprints upon the sky."

"Even if it is only the handful of people I meet on the street, or in my home, I can still protect them with this one sword."
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2014, 08:18:24 AM »
Thanks ironraven.

I would filework quite every piece but some people find it too much (and they may be right) so  I try to find a nice looking filework combination.
I did it on the scissors, with the lever (for a better grip when using them), the back and even below the spring. In this case the parcel hook and its spring were also fileworked.

Here's the first one I disassembled for a complete filework (Climber) :



And the scissors of another Classic SD (sorry for the poor quality of the pic) :

« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 08:25:55 AM by Michel M. »

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2014, 03:06:35 PM »
Impressive work here again Michel :tu:  You've got some skill, that's for sure :)

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2014, 07:21:55 PM »
Thanks a lot Monrogue.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #66 on: February 21, 2014, 04:30:02 AM »
I've done the scissors for traction, but nothing like yours- really basic jimping with a file and that's it.

There is man the tool maker, man the tool user, and man the tool- choose your path wisely.

"So I left the realm of man and beast to become a god, and leave my fingerprints upon the sky."

"Even if it is only the handful of people I meet on the street, or in my home, I can still protect them with this one sword."
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2014, 01:58:15 PM »
2 new ones. First a brown micarta Spartan :



And an oak burl Excelsior :



Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2014, 11:09:01 PM »
A recent Alox Victorinox cigar cutter with fileworked tools and blades :



It would be better to do brass liners with nice material scales and fileworked springs, but this model is already expensive compared to most common ones.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2014, 12:25:28 AM »
Your work just blows my mind. I would like to see what you could do to a wave or a surge.

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Nate
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2014, 12:27:17 AM »
Thanks again. I haven't try on these but why not.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2014, 12:31:31 AM »
I bet it would be one sweet looking Surge.

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Nate
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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2014, 10:50:25 AM »
Wow thank you for sharing I really enjoy it especially deer antler scale.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #73 on: March 08, 2014, 11:04:35 AM »
Thanks Glofindel. It's a material I appreciate, which can be nice well polished without being fragile.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2014, 09:57:45 PM »
I tried the most complete 58 mm, the Minichamp with sheep horn scales. All part fileworked with assorted patterns (4 liners, 10 springs, 8 blades and tools) :



I wanted to use stabilized and dyed mammooth molar, but this is too fragile for a 5 layer 58 mm. It will be for a 2 layer.

Some others models first tries are in progress.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 10:01:12 PM by Michel M. »

Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2014, 01:37:14 PM »
Another try with this deer antler custom Hunter Pro. Fileworked blade with vine pattern (only filework is polished the rest of the blade is coated) :


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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2014, 04:26:51 PM »
Another beautiful work. Your work is just amazing. How long have you been doing this?
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2014, 06:49:51 PM »
Thanks Crow. It's longer than an usual Victorinox folder. The shape of the under is more complex than 111 mm and the stainless steel liners are embossed. So we have to sand the embossed part near the lock back system or to mill the scales. Original scales are like Wenger ones, they fit over the liners which are a bit smaller.

I think I will dissassemble one to see if making brass liners is possible. The pins seem to be 4 mm or more.

Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #78 on: March 30, 2014, 02:14:18 PM »
Another try with a recent model, the Hunter XT. Deer antler scales and all parts fileworked :



The following ones will be more simple with less fileworks. I'll also try Hunter XS and Dual Pro.


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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #79 on: March 30, 2014, 04:22:56 PM »
These are like jewellery...
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #80 on: March 30, 2014, 04:41:33 PM »
Thanks Crow.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #81 on: March 30, 2014, 07:08:47 PM »
Oh yes... I like the filework.  I tried once on a blade, it took me too long and didnt look good enough so I gave up. :D  How long does it take you to do the filework on such a beauty as that?

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Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2014, 08:10:12 PM »
It's hard to say exactly. Blades are not a problem but the liners take more time (like thin tools and springs). When done you have to polish all fileworks and whether the pattern to remove polishing paste in the grooves.
The longest to do were the Wenger Cigar 36 and Minichamp with all parts fileworked (about 5 to 6 hours).

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2014, 04:00:45 PM »
Beautiful craftsmanship, with the knives really becoming like pieces of jewelry. Thanks for sharing pics of your work.  :tu:
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2014, 04:48:21 PM »
Thank you very much chivaceae. The next should be a Forester. I also like to see mods by others members here.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2014, 03:03:03 AM »
  That is a Hunter Pro that is worth my money!!!  :drool: Très incroyable, félicitations!!
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2014, 08:10:10 AM »
Thanks WWW. It was an order but there will be others. I have disassembled one. It will allow to filework the lock back and the spring.

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Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #87 on: April 06, 2014, 12:12:24 AM »
Stag handle is unique
Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #88 on: April 06, 2014, 12:20:18 AM »
Thanks singleshot03. It's a material I like wich gives always a different result.

Full Member Posts: 228 Custom SAK & Opinel
Re: Some custom SAK
« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2014, 02:16:34 PM »
Here's a particular model, the watch opener with plane tree burl scales. All parts are fileworked with a classic pattern and a moder one for the inside of spring.




 

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