Southard Flipper Full flat regrind

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Southard Flipper Full flat regrind

Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:23 am

Heres the latest regrind, I saw Senorsquare's FFG southard done by Big Chris so I decided I would do it too, though my regrind gets rid of all traces of hollow :) it is probaby around 0.002-3" behind the edge
here it is:
http://instagram.com/p/k1B_ZOx62h/

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Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:26 am

ew, I need to fxi the plunge on the lock side

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Postby foldingknifehq » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:59 am

The second pic, did you stab that in a concrete post??? :eek:
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:02 am

foldingknifehq wrote:The second pic, did you stab that in a concrete post??? :eek:
Looks like it haha. Awesome regrind Travis! Might send you a SouthFork to get thinned out :D
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Postby gull wing » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:39 am

A slicer it is!
Were you able to keep the spine thickness?
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Postby wrdwrght » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:55 am

Travis, I think your regrind talents, shown here and in other threads, are topnotch.

I should leave it there, but I gotta say that this effort, to my eye, has obliterated the knife's original aesthetics.

To each his own, of course.

Being disinclined to mod, I avoid knives whose design does not initially appeal to me. I bought my Southard for the blend of Southard's and Spyderco's aesthetics.

But, for those inclined to mod, does a knife's original aesthetics factor into how far you will take your mods?

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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:57 am

Nice work Travis! Can we see a spine shot? Thanks!
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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:07 am

wrdwrght wrote:Travis, I think your regrind talents, shown here and in other threads, are topnotch.

I should leave it there, but I gotta say that this effort, to my eye, has obliterated the knife's original aesthetics.

To each his own, of course.

Being disinclined to mod, I avoid knives whose design does not initially appeal to me. I bought my Southard for the blend of Southard's and Spyderco's aesthetics.

But, for those inclined to mod, does a knife's original aesthetics factor into how far you will take your mods?
performance over aesthetics for me :D
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Postby wrdwrght » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:20 am

Holland wrote:performance over aesthetics for me :D
Without question, Spencer. I happen to favor (favour, in my Canadian voice...) FFG over HG. What I was leading to was: Is modding intended to preserve a design while taking it a bit farther, or is it intended to correct a perceived flaw in that design. If the latter, why buy the design in the first place. My curiosity is really a philosophical one.

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Postby ABX2011 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:05 am

Nice job. I agree that on this knife, the original looked better. I have no doubt yours cuts a lot better.

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Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:20 am

Hehe the original southard did have that nice look to it. I'm thinking of doing a horizontal satin finish to nearly mirror (as my finest belt is 80 grit) then stonewashing it to keep to the original knife more. I think the ffg suits the southard quite well, but each time their own.

To wrdwright, I bought it, used it, loved it, thought it did bind a little cutting some things though I had no problem in that, but I thought "why not make a super slicer, I have 204p here and that with a super thin edge would be sick"

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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:29 am

Excellent work man...looks fantastic. My only issue with this particular knife/regrind is that I feel like that tang breakage issue might be pushed closer to reality with removing metal from anywhere behind the thumb hole. Probably just my own paranoia though. I'm torn on the idea either way, as I feel this knife (along with the Yo 2) really lose a lot of personality without that grind line down the blade, and sort of end up looking "faceless". As much as I like FFG, I really prefer the looks of just about any other kind of grind.
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Postby Blerv » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:35 am

Nice work bud! It looks like it really slices! :D

I can certainly see the aesthetics angle (depending on your preferences), especially on an expensive knife. I almost sent you a Phoenix to regrind but really like the lines on that...the Dodo, not so much :p . Then again, the work you did on the Fallkniven is very similar to the factory grind, just with insanely better geometry.
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Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:45 am

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Postby senorsquare » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Evil D wrote:Excellent work man...looks fantastic. My only issue with this particular knife/regrind is that I feel like that tang breakage issue might be pushed closer to reality with removing metal from anywhere behind the thumb hole. Probably just my own paranoia though. I'm torn on the idea either way, as I feel this knife (along with the Yo 2) really lose a lot of personality without that grind line down the blade, and sort of end up looking "faceless". As much as I like FFG, I really prefer the looks of just about any other kind of grind.
I love the way the southard looks with a FFG, but I would be just a little ecstatic if I could find someone to do a high hollow grind on that blade.

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Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:02 pm

senorsquare wrote:I love the way the southard looks with a FFG, but I would be just a little ecstatic if I could find someone to do a high hollow grind on that blade.
hehe I wish I had a large contactg wheel, I would have done a HG

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Postby wrdwrght » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:27 pm

razorsharp wrote:To wrdwright, I bought it, used it, loved it, thought it did bind a little cutting some things though I had no problem in that, but I thought "why not make a super slicer, I have 204p here and that with a super thin edge would be sick"
Well, a slicer is what it looks like you've got, but it's not quite as sick as those polished bevels you, Chuck and others produce. ;)

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Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:57 pm

wrdwrght wrote:Well, a slicer is what it looks like you've got, but it's not quite as sick as those polished bevels you, Chuck and others produce. ;)
Well not until a polished 10 degree inclusive bevel is put on it :eek:
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Postby razorsharp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:04 pm

Evil D wrote:Well not until a polished 10 degree inclusive bevel is put on it :eek:
at the time I took the outdoor pics it was a polished edge at like, 13dps... lol

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Postby gpo1956 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:45 pm

wrdwrght wrote:Travis, I think your regrind talents, shown here and in other threads, are topnotch.

I should leave it there, but I gotta say that this effort, to my eye, has obliterated the knife's original aesthetics.

To each his own, of course.

Being disinclined to mod, I avoid knives whose design does not initially appeal to me. I bought my Southard for the blend of Southard's and Spyderco's aesthetics.

But, for those inclined to mod, does a knife's original aesthetics factor into how far you will take your mods?
I've got to agree. I'm all for mods and "improvements", but to me that just destroys an already great knife. Tremendous waste to me. But, as others have said, to each his own.


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