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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6150 on: January 18, 2024, 11:42:09 PM
The first mod I'm willing to show in public!

I've just done a 2-week roadtrip; here's the knife I made to cover my everyday needs and for on-the-go fixes:

  • Started as a Compact
  • Swapped the corkscrew for a Phillips
  • Added the file / metal saw layer from a Ranger, complete with tiny screwdriver on the reverse
  • Custom brass liners (1mm on the outside; 0.8mm on the inner layers)
  • Olive micarta plus scales from Taschenmesser


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6151 on: January 19, 2024, 12:24:07 AM
That's one sharp looking SAK right there.  Well done!

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6152 on: January 19, 2024, 12:27:18 AM
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6153 on: January 19, 2024, 05:03:41 AM
 :drool: lovely Micarta and brass. Toolset looks highly functional too!  :salute:


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6154 on: January 19, 2024, 07:33:39 AM
Very very nice work there

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6155 on: January 19, 2024, 12:19:45 PM
Thanks folks. I've learned so much from this board; hoping I can give back as I pick up some skills


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6156 on: January 19, 2024, 07:54:33 PM
58mm custom Spydernox Mini Champ
Made from scratch brass scales with toothpick and tweezer slots, Spyderco Ladybug blade, serrated Vic blade, wood saw made from ruler.





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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6157 on: January 20, 2024, 06:52:56 AM
Really liking that 58mm lazar.  Curious, why the Ladybug over the Honeybee?
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6158 on: January 20, 2024, 11:31:26 AM
Really liking that 58mm lazar.  Curious, why the Ladybug over the Honeybee?
He said that he didn't want to use something made in China, which must make everyday life challenging

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6159 on: January 20, 2024, 12:47:40 PM
He said that he didn't want to use something made in China, which must make everyday life challenging

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The Ladybug blade is also just plain better, it's made with vg10, while the Honeybee is made from 3cr13.  Japanese blade vs Chinese blade...seems like an easy choice, not very challenging at all.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6160 on: January 20, 2024, 01:09:16 PM
The Ladybug blade is also just plain better, it's made with vg10, while the Honeybee is made from 3cr13.  Japanese blade vs Chinese blade...seems like an easy choice, not very challenging at all.
No, that makes sense. In your separate thread you didn't mention the steel though, you just said it was because it was Chinese.

"Most of what I've seen people do, is use a Honeybee blade, but they are made in China and I didn't want a chinese blade."

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6161 on: January 20, 2024, 01:34:44 PM
No, that makes sense. In your separate thread you didn't mention the steel though, you just said it was because it was Chinese.

"Most of what I've seen people do, is use a Honeybee blade, but they are made in China and I didn't want a chinese blade."

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Guess it's both, if I can avoid buying something made in China, I will.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6162 on: January 20, 2024, 01:54:32 PM
My other Spydernox Mini Champ build with an older Spyderco Ladybug blade.  7 layers, regular Vic blade, serrated a Vic blade too, wood saw made from a nail file.  Modified the scale to accept shortened tweezer and toothpick.





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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6163 on: January 20, 2024, 02:03:57 PM
Finished this one yesterday with parts I had laying around.  Titanium scales and nail file from a mini champ.



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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6164 on: January 21, 2024, 08:43:14 AM
The Ladybug blade is also just plain better, it's made with vg10, while the Honeybee is made from 3cr13.  Japanese blade vs Chinese blade...seems like an easy choice, not very challenging at all.

It never occurred to me to even consider the metallurgy of the blade.  Learn something new every day.

Question, does anyone use the small blade from the 91mm in the 58mm instead of going with a Honeybee or a Ladybug?  It looks like it would fit. 
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6165 on: January 21, 2024, 03:01:47 PM
It never occurred to me to even consider the metallurgy of the blade.  Learn something new every day.

Question, does anyone use the small blade from the 91mm in the 58mm instead of going with a Honeybee or a Ladybug?  It looks like it would fit.

The 91mm awl has been done, I don’t remember seeing the small blade but that would be cool.


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Reply #6166 on: January 21, 2024, 03:33:45 PM
    Right off the bat, I would say that the shank on any 91mm is too deep to fit in a 58mm frame.  A quick and dirty measure of a Spartan I have close is 12.4mm.  A classic frame runs only about 14mm.  No way to get a blade and spring in there without thinning things down radically.  Wouldn't be much left once you finished that.  Best wishes.  G
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6167 on: January 21, 2024, 03:51:01 PM
It never occurred to me to even consider the metallurgy of the blade.  Learn something new every day.

Question, does anyone use the small blade from the 91mm in the 58mm instead of going with a Honeybee or a Ladybug?  It looks like it would fit.

Interesting thought.  I bet It could work with some grinding and drilling.  Might have to drill a pivot into the Stainless Steel, would need a carbide bit.  Would have to worry about thickness too.  When I come across a spare small blade from a 91mm l, I'll take a look.


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Reply #6168 on: January 21, 2024, 03:53:01 PM
    Right off the bat, I would say that the shank on any 91mm is too deep to fit in a 58mm frame.  A quick and dirty measure of a Spartan I have close is 12.4mm.  A classic frame runs only about 14mm.  No way to get a blade and spring in there without thinning things down radically.  Wouldn't be much left once you finished that.  Best wishes.  G
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Treat it just like a Spyderco blade, drill a new pivot hole, would need to be in the steel though, carbide bit would have to be used.  Most of the blade would stick out like a Spyderco blade.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6169 on: January 22, 2024, 09:11:18 AM
Awesome mods - I've neglected this thread for too long.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6170 on: January 22, 2024, 03:35:29 PM
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Reply #6171 on: January 24, 2024, 01:11:53 AM
Awesome mods - I've neglected this thread for too long.

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Love that blue!


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Reply #6172 on: January 24, 2024, 09:22:30 AM
Thanks guys!  :hatsoff:
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6173 on: January 25, 2024, 08:52:07 PM
Nothing too ground breaking. I took my old Pioneer and a previous mod and added a bail. Electrician X.
 
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Reply #6174 on: January 26, 2024, 01:01:35 AM
Nothing too ground breaking. I took my old Pioneer and a previous mod and added a bail. Electrician X.
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I'm really liking those darkened tools with the black scales.  How did you darken them?


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Reply #6175 on: January 26, 2024, 01:07:18 AM
I'm really liking those darkened tools with the black scales.  How did you darken them?

I paint around the pivot with nail polish and dip them in warm Ferric Chloride for a few minutes. It has been a kick I have been on for my last few mods. I really like patinas and carbon steel, so this kind of has that effect a bit.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6176 on: January 26, 2024, 06:06:43 AM
Sweet mod  :tu:
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6177 on: January 26, 2024, 01:11:50 PM
 :iagree: Looking very classic.
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6178 on: January 26, 2024, 03:56:55 PM
Very nice!

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6179 on: January 26, 2024, 09:25:41 PM
My other Spydernox Mini Champ build with an older Spyderco Ladybug blade.  7 layers, regular Vic blade, serrated a Vic blade too, wood saw made from a nail file.  Modified the scale to accept shortened tweezer and toothpick.

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