Strong-Dog wrote:I absolutely agree, selling something is the best way to determine how much you really like it. And BTW, if you go over to Bladeforums you can find NIB GBs for $120-130
Figures. Shoulda shopped more I guess. No matter. I'd have paid what CS sells them for and been happy.
Still, coulda used the extra $20 for something else I'm sure. Just glad I have a new GB coming. I modded my other one a little. I enlarged the lock access and made it possible to put a wire clip on it. I may enlarge the lock access but that's it. I may make a set of scales some day but as many times as I thought about it on my first one I couldn't come up with anything I'd like more than the CF that the knife comes dressed in.
I made a bunch of scales for the Sage 4 because the original wood cracked when I snagged my clip on something. I made a bunch of scales for my G-10 Manbug because while grey G-10 isn't ugly and the knife looks fine as is there are lots of options that are as good a scale material and have different looks. The silver bolster on a knife also adds beauty to about any scale material IMO. Maybe I should make scales for the GB with two materials on each side. One would act as a bolster and the other would be at the rear of the handle. There I go, thinking again.
It's just that the GB is about as perfect as a knife can be. Just my opinion of course.
I forgot. I also forced a patina on the blade as well as stonewashed it on my first GB. I think I'm just going to make sure the pivot stays clean and lubed for corrosion protection but I'll let the blade become what nature and what I use it for decides it should look like. Regarding patina that is. I did like the stonewashed look with the black CF.