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SAK Scale Changer Badge Request

au Offline pietervn

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SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
on: June 17, 2022, 06:54:44 AM
G'Day,

I have been wanting to add custom brass or bronze scales to my old Champion for a while now. A seller in Oz is making brass and titanium scales for a very reasonable price. I took the plunge a got the brass ones. They arrived today and being on a day off I decided to fit them. These do not require and glue, but are a bugger to fit due to the tight tolerances.

I first tried with just the scales and the knife in a bench vise, but that did not work. I was scared I was going to deform the SAK. I lubricated the holes in the scales and the SAK pins with mineral oil and then had to use a bit of force and a rubber mallet to get them on. It took a fair few blows to get them on, but they will NEVER come off again. One side has a tiny gap, but I can live with that. Finish is excellent and it adds a decent weight to the tool. I really like it. My son and I are going on a bike trip next month and this one will go with.

Cheers, Pete

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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #1 on: June 17, 2022, 06:55:15 AM
Fitted

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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 07:25:57 AM
Looks fantastic, sir!  :tu:  :tu:
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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #3 on: June 17, 2022, 09:03:51 AM
 :iagree:  Nice work and cool looking scales too! :like:


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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 10:00:18 AM
That looks great, badge awarded.   :tu:   :like:


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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #5 on: June 17, 2022, 02:13:06 PM
That looks great, badge awarded.   :tu:   :like:

Thank you very much

Pete


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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 06:03:53 PM
Congratulations on the badge, Pete! :cheers:


us Offline Farmer X

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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 06:59:25 PM
Looks great, and congratulations on the badge! :cheers:
USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


us Offline SteveP

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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #8 on: June 18, 2022, 12:59:54 AM
Those are really nice scales. Congratulations!
SAKs:
58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (3), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
93mm: Pioneer Alox


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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #9 on: June 18, 2022, 04:40:30 AM
Those brass scales look great. Congrats on the badge  :tu:
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Re: SAK Scale Changer Badge Request
Reply #10 on: June 18, 2022, 11:39:52 AM
Thank you for the complements. The pics don't do them justice.

Pete


 

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