Swiss Bianco G10 and Ti scales
« on: February 24, 2019, 12:37:39 PM »
I am an alox guy, and normally steer clear of the custom and limited edition models. I find a SAK to be most useful when you can use it freely without concerns about damage or loss or cost.
But... When I saw the G10 and smooth Ti scales from Swiss Bianco I figured I would give them a shot to see what the fuzz was about. I bough a Climber and a Spartan as donors.
The G10 scales were easy, but I had to redo the ti ones 3 times. The back side scale refused to stick on the bottom where the two slots are, as the liner was slightly warped. I eventually had to rough up the aluminium liner and used more epoxy on the liner surface than what was recommended. I also had to sand down the toothpick to reduce the wedging and fit into the slot better. All good after that.
One drawback about epoxy on the rivets (the recommenced procedure) is that it can reduce the snap of the tools. The G10 one is fine with good snap, but the Ti one lost most snap on the backside tools. Unfortunately you will only discover this after the epoxy had cured. It’s not a huge deal, but something I did not expect to be an issue.
All in all I feel these are a good upgrade. I will see how they hold up to use. They give these humble SAKs a bit of a premium feel, which is not a bad thing.