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Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:39 am

Ryan Milligan of Knockwood Blades was kind enough to collaborate w/ me on this knife. I chopped down a PM2 into a mini w/ modified sheepsfoot blade profile, roughly the size of a Para3 but w/ a little less handle. Milligan made the canvas micarta scales, which fit to a tee, and really enhance the feel in hand.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby Molle Ninja » Fri May 19, 2017 7:58 am

Neat little guy!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri May 19, 2017 8:07 am

Your work always looks clean! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby farnorthdan » Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 am

Looks very comfortable, a lot of rounding and dig the scales.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby Stony » Fri May 19, 2017 8:28 am

That looks amazing, very well done!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:30 am

Thanks for the kind words you guys, much appreciated!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby abbazaba » Fri May 19, 2017 8:50 am

Another awesome job!

Do you keep most of these? I'd love to see a pic of you chopped collection :)

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Postby Evil D » Fri May 19, 2017 9:13 am

That's really cool. How did you work the scales around the liners? I would do this but cutting into the factory liners and scales that car will look like crap along the edges.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:39 am

Whitetail addict wrote:Looks great, would love to get something like that done to one of my pm2s
That can be arranged - just PM me.
abbazaba wrote: Do you keep most of these? I'd love to see a pic of you chopped collection :)
Thanks Abba, I do. I'll post some pics soon and send you a link man.
Evil D wrote:That's really cool. How did you work the scales around the liners? I would do this but cutting into the factory liners and scales that car will look like crap along the edges.
Thanks Evil! Milligan worked some magic in that respect, and crafted the scales with a continuation of the 'bumper' that the original scales use to keep the liners in place and recessed from the edge.

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Almost like a sheeps foot pm3. very nice.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby cabfrank » Sat May 20, 2017 1:38 pm

It really looks great. Do post pics of the collection, I'd love to see them too.

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:24 pm

abbazaba wrote:I'd love to see a pic of you chopped collection :)
cabfrank wrote:It really looks great. Do post pics of the collection, I'd love to see them too.
OK, here are pics of most of the mods that I've done:
Mini-Southard, this is what got me hooked on the chopping process: http://imgur.com/a/62W39
Mini-Southard (client's): http://imgur.com/a/3BlJo
Yojimbo 2: http://imgur.com/a/T76Y1
Yo2 CF Sprint (client's): http://imgur.com/a/sLkEc
Breeden Rescue (client's): http://imgur.com/a/3dDXT
Large Lum: http://imgur.com/a/sc77J
PM2: http://imgur.com/a/K28cV
med. Lum: http://imgur.com/a/HZzHF
Sage1: http://imgur.com/a/kbNP8
Mantra2: http://imgur.com/a/kPjbW
Al Mar Hawk: http://imgur.com/a/2quW3
Boker Exskelibur Decade: http://imgur.com/a/yACV0
Boker Exskelibur Ti: http://imgur.com/a/u41Cu
Griptilian: http://imgur.com/a/B7aXN
Kizer Splinter: http://imgur.com/a/ybnju
Kizer Velox 2: http://imgur.com/a/WBIH5

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby cabfrank » Sat May 20, 2017 4:46 pm

Thanks for posting. I've only looked at the Spyderos, as I have to leave for work soon. That is some awesome work!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby Jazz » Sat May 20, 2017 7:02 pm

Very nice, as usual. My favorite is the Mantra 2. :cool:
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby Spydersense » Sat May 20, 2017 11:51 pm

You do amazing work Dig Dug!
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby abbazaba » Sun May 21, 2017 7:11 am

Excellent collection! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby StuntZombie » Sun May 21, 2017 11:49 am

Those are some great mods. I actually completely missed the fact the Mantra 2's clip was gone. It really looked like a factory job.
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby Tyrdle » Sun May 21, 2017 12:42 pm

Hey, aren't you the guy who was posting pics of their Pilar on reddit? The internet really is a small place...
I had to do something similar to this to an Endura when my dad broke a half inch off the tip.
BTW, that chopped cf Yojimbo is beautiful!
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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Sun May 21, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks for the encouragement you guys, it means a lot!

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Re: Pm2 chop w/ custom scales

Postby DigDug72 » Sun May 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Tyrdle wrote:Hey, aren't you the guy who was posting pics of their Pilar on reddit?
Guilty! Yep, it's a small world out here! Same scale maker (Milligan of Knockwood) too...


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