CONTEST ALERT!! Customize your Swick!

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CONTEST ALERT!! Customize your Swick!

Postby TazKristi » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:03 pm

Customize your Spyderco Swick (any current or past Swick)!

Submit a photo of your customized Spyderco Swick for a chance to win a C24GP, Blackhawk. This is an original, new in box, made in Golden, Colorado USA Blackhawk with Sal & Eric Glesser's autographs on the box!

Click on the contest link below for more prize information, rules, to submit your photo, and how to purchase a Swick if you do not currently own one and would like to participate. Contest will end Friday, March 14, 2014.

http://www.spyderco.com/contests/swick3/ <---- Click here (it's a link :) )
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:02 pm

Thanks for the contest!
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Postby BadFish » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:21 pm

Awesome contest thanks a lot! How is the winner determined?
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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:32 pm

Dang. Makes me wish I had one to customize. That's a pretty awesome prize.
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:43 pm

Evil D wrote:Dang. Makes me wish I had one to customize. That's a pretty awesome prize.
Same haha
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Postby xceptnl » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:52 pm

I hope the winner will not be determined by the level of customization. Thanks for the contest Spyderco & crew!
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Postby SpyderNut » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:09 pm

What a neat idea! The Blackhawk is a sweet knife. Thanks for the opportunity, Kristi. :) (Looks like I'll need to get a Swick now :o ).
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Postby dgebler » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:34 pm

Cool contest...this may get me to finally commit to making my first custom scales.
That blackhawk is pretty awesome, reminds me of the early generation chinook blade.

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Postby gbelleh » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:18 pm

Thanks for the very cool contest! Especially since I just received some custom Swick 3 scales. This should be a fun one, and what a great prize! Thanks again.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:28 pm

Thanks Kristi and Spyderco! Let's see who's first to post some of the new Halpern scales! When will we see the leaf version? :)
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Postby Buendia518 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:53 pm

dgebler wrote:Cool contest...this may get me to finally commit to making my first custom scales.
Has anyone made their own scales with bare bones tools? I'm thinking files and sandpaper.

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Postby M80 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:59 am

Looks like i have to make some scales :D

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Postby dgebler » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:48 am

Buendia518 wrote:Has anyone made their own scales with bare bones tools? I'm thinking files and sandpaper.
There was a thread started by bearfacekiller a few days ago where he has pictures of making some simple wood scales with just a bow saw, sandpaper and files.
I don't have much more than this myself, but I think I will give it a go.

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Postby Evil D » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:56 am

xceptnl wrote:I hope the winner will not be determined by the level of customization. Thanks for the contest Spyderco & crew!
I hope so too since there are those who buy scales and those who do the work themselves. It's hard to not be biased to the person doing it themselves.
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:56 am

Buendia518 wrote:Has anyone made their own scales with bare bones tools? I'm thinking files and sandpaper.
I did a simple set just to get the feel of it. I new it was my first set and wasn't very meticulous. I plan on doing it again with some better wood. If you just take your time hand tools should be fine. Drilling nice countersunk holes in the right spots could be easier with a drill press. I used a coping saw, sandpaper and a hand drill then stained them and rubbed mineral oil on them. Ive been using the knife and even though they are ugly they are comfortable.

That was for a mule. I'm gonna make swick scales but I have a plan for that. :-)

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Postby spyderfly » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:28 pm

Send in my swick with barb wire micarta scales.

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Postby spyderfly » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:44 pm

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Here is a pic.
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Postby jabba359 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:07 pm

xceptnl wrote:I hope the winner will not be determined by the level of customization. Thanks for the contest Spyderco & crew!
Evil D wrote:I hope so too since there are those who buy scales and those who do the work themselves. It's hard to not be biased to the person doing it themselves.
I'm guessing self-made scales (or custom ones) may stand a better chance at winning, as the rules state:
Submitted photos must be of a customized Spyderco Swick. All submissions will be voted on by a panel of Spyderco crew members.
This makes me think that those that aren't just run of the mill, ordinary scales will more likely gain the favor of those voting.
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Postby Buendia518 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:47 pm

dgebler wrote:There was a thread started by bearfacekiller a few days ago where he has pictures of making some simple wood scales with just a bow saw, sandpaper and files.
I don't have much more than this myself, but I think I will give it a go.
bearfacedkiller wrote:I did a simple set just to get the feel of it. I new it was my first set and wasn't very meticulous. I plan on doing it again with some better wood. If you just take your time hand tools should be fine. Drilling nice countersunk holes in the right spots could be easier with a drill press. I used a coping saw, sandpaper and a hand drill then stained them and rubbed mineral oil on them. Ive been using the knife and even though they are ugly they are comfortable.

That was for a mule. I'm gonna make swick scales but I have a plan for that. :-)
Thanks, I found the original thread and it looks like it's not too far fetched so I might try. I'd be happy if mine turned out that well but either way it should be an enjoyable process; it's been way too long since I've walked around a hardware store.

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Postby angusW » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:34 pm

spyderfly wrote:[ATTACH]23244[/ATTACH]

Here is a pic.
Those are nice but need a bigger pic to see it better.
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