91mm alox scales would be great.. i actually had plan to do a similar idea when i finally get a CNC machine. What i have to say i wouldn't worry about 'limited runs' victorinox can hardly lay claim to a cross. Its an aftermarket item for the custom market. Much like the 'euro-style' lights to retrofit older cars Also if you let the modder 'drill-their-own-hole' you could use the scales on a range of non-victorinox knives and argue its a generic accessory.as for a symbol i think your generic radioactive sign would work well on a titanium scales, all other options i think a classy silohuette of a man/women/bird/wolf would be ideal
Once I'm up and running full force with the CNC mill, changing up logos for customs will be fairly easy. Also texture tiling is possible with the software I've been learning. I can vectorize any bitmap image than tile it over a surface.. so dragon scales, waves, etc or anything really. I've seen etches of pictures or even faces done.I'm sure some people would just like plain perfectly polished Ti scales as well, and let the beauty shine on its own!
I would still be careful using any logo used by Vic. They are a billion dollar company and might not be keen on someone else using their logo in a "factory" type setting. The best thing I would offer is a email to them asking if it violates the copyright law. If you didn't use their logo then I would say your probably ok.
bushidomosquito and Syph007 are joining forces to put titanium scales and liners on 93mm SAKs??! Oh, you MAGNIFICENT smurfs! Logo ideas: I would say none. Let the art speak for itself (and no one can sue you).
Or maybe TiAlVa for the titanium, aluminum and vanadium in the alloy?
Quote from: bushidomosquito on April 03, 2012, 11:53:20 AM Or maybe TiAlVa for the titanium, aluminum and vanadium in the alloy? AlTiVa sounds better... and sort of close to 'alternative'
Some ideas playing with the concepts of Atom, Cross and Double Ts
Quote from: Ombudsman on April 03, 2012, 06:24:09 PMSome ideas playing with the concepts of Atom, Cross and Double Ts I like the first one you did there! I'm still not sure if Id prefer a plain or logo'd scale for my own EDC... but a logo that signifies something high end and refined would suit it. Since we'd be ridding a standard SAK of all the low level materials and just keeping the components and springs. Aside from this upscaling project to standard SAKs, my own personal goal is to one day make my own complete knife, springs and components and all, not a SAK clone, but a 100% built custom. Ive got some good ideas for my own components, but it's too early to share those... and they are long long way off. I'm learning about spring making now, but I expect making blades will be real challenge. If I have my way, then one day maybe we can have a custom folder order site where you choose your components, materials, logo etc and order.
It looks like a Swiss cross. Very cool, simple to machine and such a shame. Maybe the top to top TT in a shield of some non-Victorinox design or not in the circle just freestanding like the old Alox cross?
Yes! Man, that's cool. What do you think Syph?