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58mm Spydernox Mini Champ

us Offline lazar

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58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
on: January 19, 2024, 05:09:44 PM
This is my second 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ build.  This time decided to make my own brass scales from scratch and also wanted the toothpick and tweezer slots.  Took a lot of work with the dremel, files, grinder, sandpaper, etc.  I like the look of the "brushed" brass, so I may not go full polish.  Got some 1.5mm brass rods ready and peened one end. 
Next, the blade.  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.  I took a blade from a Spyderco Ladybug which is made in Japan.  Peened in some brass rod into the pivot hole and drilled a new 1/16" pivot hole.  Lined up a Vic 58mm blade with the Spyderco blade and use a sharpie to mark what needed to be ground away.  Grinded it to the shape I wanted, hit the edges with some sand paper, then shaped the edge on a belt sander.  Got it sharpened up and then put it all together.  Not 100% satisfied with the edge on the blade, it's sharp, but not a good angle on the edge.  Going to put some more work into the edge.  Also took the ruler and made it into a wood saw, actually works really well for it's size.  And for the regular Vic blade, I serrated it.  Also, ditched the orange peeler blade and the cuticle pusher.

« Last Edit: January 19, 2024, 05:19:39 PM by lazar »

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Re: 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
Reply #1 on: January 19, 2024, 05:35:28 PM
Outstanding job on the mod.
Scales look awesome.
Addicted to sharp pointy things.

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Re: 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
Reply #2 on: January 19, 2024, 08:56:33 PM

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Re: 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
Reply #3 on: January 21, 2024, 03:59:25 PM
Re-profiled the edge geometry to a single grind, instead of the double angle grind like from the factory.  Very happy now with the edge.  Got it sharpened up and passed the shave the hair on my arm test, lol.

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Re: 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 04:14:48 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: 58mm Spydernox Mini Champ
Reply #5 on: February 01, 2024, 05:38:26 AM
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