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Postby this_is_nascar » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:48 am

I didn't see anything posted about this, so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I'll be getting a Dragonfly-2 with G10 scales for Christmas. In addition, I'll probably be getting a Chaparral with the CF scales. On each of these knives, the side that does not have the wireclip looks very "goofy" (for lack of a better term) to me. It's not that noticeable on my black FRN Dragonfly-2, so that's never been as issue, but on these knives I don't like the looks on the non-clipped side of the scales.

Has anyone else felt the same to the point where they've found a solution, something like a filler or something else along those lines to ease the bad-looks of the spaces?
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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:53 am

It's been discussed, with both holes and slots. Add extras, people don't like the look. Don't and they wish the clip could be mounted differently. Kinda 'no win' ;)

A few folks have tried filling them in with various things. One of the more interesting, one guy used tritium tubes, adding a glow point.

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Postby Donut » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Some people fill the clip holes with glow in the dark epoxy. I'm having trouble finding pictures at the moment. =\
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Postby Evil D » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Donut wrote:Some people fill the clip holes with glow in the dark epoxy. I'm having trouble finding pictures at the moment. =\
Someone just posted pics of (I think) a Tenacious that has the clip holes filled with GITD epoxy. It looked pretty cool, I would definitely consider it. Someone else on here filled the holes with black epoxy and pressed another piece of G10 into it to give it the same texture as the rest of the scale, and it blended in surprisingly well, but that was a few years ago and I'd never find the pics.
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Postby Janfrederik » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:32 pm

Evil D wrote:Someone just posted pics of (I think) a Tenacious that has the clip holes filled with GITD epoxy. It looked pretty cool, I would definitely consider it. Someone else on here filled the holes with black epoxy and pressed another piece of G10 into it to give it the same texture as the rest of the scale, and it blended in surprisingly well, but that was a few years ago and I'd never find the pics.
http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... -Fill-them!
http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... glow-epoxy

Do you remember which knife had the epoxy/G10 treatment on the holes?

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Postby Evil D » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Yep that's it. Your search skills are superior to mine lol.
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Postby Fresh Eddie Fresh » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:13 pm

The extra slots never bothered me at all, but the trit tube idea sounds kind of fun.

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Postby this_is_nascar » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:28 pm

Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
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Postby joe58 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:34 pm

Yeah, that trit tube idea is pretty cool. Think that would look bad a@@

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Postby eric m. » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:52 pm

I wouldn't epoxy those slotd. If you ever need to change the pocket clip for any reason you will have problems! Filling extra screw holes is another matter. :confused:

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Postby JB3 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:32 pm

Buy a custom scale? I'm sure you could find someone to make you a CF scale without all the x-tra holes

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Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:12 am

Good suggestion.
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