Modified PINGO in its final incarnation - UPDATE.

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Pingo mod - NEW PICS.

Postby SpyderScout » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:11 am

Pingo in its final incarnation. Previously equipped (and posted) with honeycomb and nanocyl scales - now with washers, homemade anodized titanium clip and zircon sandwashed blade

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Finish might not be for all, but personally Im very pleased with the result.

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Postby Brisket » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:18 am

Nice job SpyderScout. Is that the same or similar to the C-Tek material?
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Postby Clip » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:27 am

Tastefully done! Not a bit of it I don't like.
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Postby SpyderScout » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:34 am

Brisket wrote:Nice job SpyderScout. Is that the same or similar to the C-Tek material?
Thank you. The overall look is similar, but I dont know the details of the C-Tek operation.
Here is a description of the handle on my Pingo how ever:
http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... ight=pingo


Clip wrote:Tastefully done! Not a bit of it I don't like.
Thanks. Much appreciated.
Its always a fine line; push too far and the final modification might push a knife into ugly territory :)
Im very happy with the knife in its current state. It looks and handles great IMO.
That will of course always be a matter of personal taste and opinion.

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Postby StangBang » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:43 am

Looks great, good job. :cool:
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Postby SpyderScout » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:30 am

Thanks :)

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Postby Jazz » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:31 am

Very nice mod, indeed!
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Postby araneae » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:56 am

Looks great!
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Postby Pockets » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:01 am

The finish on the clip and blade look great. Nice job!
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:10 pm

that is really so good looking...if that clip were on the other side, I'd buy that in a second.
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Postby Ferris Wheels » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:18 pm

Amazing job on the pingo. Where did you obtain the scale matial from?
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Postby SpyderScout » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:42 pm

Jazz wrote:Very nice mod, indeed!
araneae wrote:Looks great!
Pockets wrote:The finish on the clip and blade look great. Nice job!
DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:that is really so good looking...if that clip were on the other side, I'd buy that in a second.
Thanks for the kind words all :) Much appreciated.

Im a rightie, so found it most natural to have the clip on that side.
I assume you are a leftie, since you'd want it on the other side or it might be because you carry it differently.
I no longer have the option of changing the clip to the other side, but that was by choice.
The huge advantage by modifying the knife, is that you can choose to have it just the way you want and I of course have no use for the clip on the other side, but thats just me.

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Postby tonydahose » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:43 pm

i like it, good job.
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Postby SpyderScout » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:45 pm

Ferris Wheels wrote:Amazing job on the pingo. Where did you obtain the scale matial from?
Thank you.

We made it :D

Its a honeycomb and nanocyl production as per my second post. Check here for a WIP/pics/info;

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... ight=pingo

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:29 pm

SpyderScout wrote:Thanks for the kind words all :) Much appreciated.

Im a rightie, so found it most natural to have the clip on that side.
I assume you are a leftie, since you'd want it on the other side or it might be because you carry it differently.
I no longer have the option of changing the clip to the other side, but that was by choice.
The huge advantage by modifying the knife, is that you can choose to have it just the way you want and I of course have no use for the clip on the other side, but thats just me.
Yup I'm a lefty. And that is definitely the benefit of modding or having a custom made. That is obviously a knife made specifically for your wants and needs. But I was saying that if that were the way the knife came, and I could get it on the other side, I would get one for sure. It looks great and I think greatly improves the knife. I like the original, but those mods make it just a really good looking knife.
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Postby sal » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:40 pm

hey Scout,

Great final result and a very interesting adventure watching your tutorial. We are honored and humbled that such skilled persons would take the time and extend the efffort to create such art with our products.

Are you going to offer your mods to others?

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Postby Holland » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:20 pm

incredible job! that takes the cake for nicest pingo ive seen
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Postby KardinalSyn » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:06 pm

I like it. Wish that you would post more pics with a few close ups.
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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:22 pm

Nicely done! :) I too would love to see some close-up pics when you get the time.
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Postby Bladekeeper » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Reading your initial thread and the process I wondered how long before requests were made for mods can I ask a question ?.
I know the project was done with a friend so cost may not have come into it but considering the time and process is the modification more expensive than the knife itself.
Not that it takes anything away and its relative as its customised so if you decided to sell it I'd expect people would be willing to pay for a unique piece.
Just something that crossed my mind , and would there be a way of reducing the costs I mean its pretty advanced stuff.


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