Aluminum Police and Civie???

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Aluminum Police and Civie???

Postby rycen » Fri May 14, 2004 12:00 am

What was the original finish on the non tuffram handles?Was it satin or beadblasted or???Am I also to understand that these are more rare than the tuffram versions?

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Postby swede » Fri May 14, 2004 11:07 am

Hi Rycen,

Not a definitive answer, but I have a very old aluminum Police, and the handles are quite bright, shiny and smooth. Not even ground like SS, but more of a buffing-wheel look.

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Postby Stevie Ray » Fri May 14, 2004 2:43 pm

Ryan,

I'm with Swede. Spyderco did the plain aluminum version of the Police knife first ... had problems with the aluminum looking nice over a longer period of time ... They gave it a tuffram coat as a later edition. As to the Civie ... I've never seen a plain aluminum Civvie ....

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Postby recoil » Fri May 14, 2004 4:32 pm

Rycen,

I attached a pic of both the plain and tuffram coated aluminum police models.

As you can see, the top folder is the uncoated model and has a more silvery looking brushed finish, The uncoated older version also differs from the tuffram in that it does not say "POLICE" on the blade and the rivets are ground flush.

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Edited by - recoil on 5/14/2004 4:58:53 PM

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Postby Stevie Ray » Fri May 14, 2004 8:49 pm

Dave,

Really nice photography ..!

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Postby DAYWALKER » Fri May 14, 2004 9:25 pm

Nice recoil!

Now I REALLY gotta get me a digital!

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Postby Civilian » Fri May 14, 2004 9:27 pm

The brushed alum. Civie is extreemly rare I have been looking for one for quite a while now. The Tufram can be found weekly.
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Postby antichristina » Sat May 15, 2004 3:04 am

I found one at a garage sale 40$ slight used it makes a greats carry since i had a minty one still in the box. They are really hard to find i have'nt even seen one since that has been 3 yrs+. I do see the police version uncoated from time to time i just need a plain edge to go with my two serratted version one version say police on the blade and one does"nt ;0

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Postby rycen » Sun May 16, 2004 9:18 am

Thanks guys.What do you think about having the aluminum handles fefinished by beadblasting?


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