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Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness? 388

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Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« on: April 23, 2020, 06:33:10 PM »
Hi, I need to know whether the pruning blude on the front layer of the Harvester can be used as drop in replacement for the awl?
This would be a cheap way to obtain a copy (in standard silver and stainless) of the rare two layer Wilderness model.

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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 07:16:58 PM »
:popcorn:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,418 I'm blue!
Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 07:34:28 PM »
I know it´s possible to fit a standard blade and a pruner blade on one layer, e.g. as on the Pruner.
But is it the same spring as on the blade and awl layer?
Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,877 I brake for cake
Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 07:37:08 PM »
If it's anything like the Electrician, the crink in the blade is the wrong way; i.e. the standard pruner blade bends away from the scale from tang to tip, whereas in the awl position it would need to bend towards it (slightly) so as to clear the main blade.

It is possible to modify it - I have successfully bent pen blades in the past by holding the blade in a vice and bending the tang with pliers.

I think it fits just fine on the standard back spring, though I'm not sure if the tangs are the same thickness.
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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 07:50:49 PM »
OK I understand.

I checked both my Pruner and my Carver and they have their pruning blades crinked the right way.
I don´t have a Harvester atm so I can´t check.
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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 07:42:45 AM »
Kinda late to  this  thread but have you rhought about  the Rancher?  Just like the Electrician but has a Pruner blade instead of the electrician blade.

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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
Might be worth buying the 93mm Pioneer Pruner. It's cheap enough and will provide you with that layer complete and designed to work in that fashion. Add a cheap Farmer and you have all you need.



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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,418 I'm blue!
Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 06:50:05 PM »
Yes, together they would cost only slightly more than a Harvester.
Too bad I would need to sacrifice 2 SAKs but it´s an option.
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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 06:54:41 PM »
Yes, together they would cost slightly more than a Harvester.
Too bad I would need to sacrifice 2 SAKs but it´s an option.
Technically you would have a regular Pioneer left over from the parts of a Pruner/Farmer tear down for your mod so it's not all bad. :)

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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2020, 04:18:30 PM »
Late to the party but you just have to bend/straighten the pruner blade to go on the blade layer and you’re in like flint.  Beware it now becomes a wolverine ready to take blood if you look at it wrong, but it is an awesome knife once it’s finished.
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Re: Modding Vic Harvester into Wilderness?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2020, 04:23:27 PM »
Late to the party but you just have to bend/straighten the pruner blade to go on the blade layer and you’re in like flint.  Beware it now becomes a wolverine ready to take blood if you look at it wrong, but it is an awesome knife once it’s finished.

Where is the optimal point to bend?

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
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