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Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am

Anyone done it? How about some pics? I have a Raffir with a cracked scale from the 2nds sale I want to put new scales on. Looking for ideas or people to contact about the project. I could do it myself, but I am toying with the idea of having someone do wood maybe or something else interesting. So if you have pics or links please share. Thanks!
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby abbazaba » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:21 am

Check out cuscadi.de I've bought custom scales from them and they were awesome. Turn around time and price wasn't bad for Germany to USA. They have a pretty good online gallery of wood project pics. Steve Sketchen does awesome work too.

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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby farnorthdan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:40 am

YES Cuscadi, I have a few from them and have never been disappointed.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:46 am

Sketchen does awesome work and I hate to mention this here but it seems as though he is not in good standing in the knife community right now.

I just want to look out for my Spydie brothers here. The info on this is on BF.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm

Steve Ketchen made these scales for me per my design a few years ago. Sal handled this knife personally at the OKCA show two years ago and we had a discussion about sourcing this Ctek material, its durability, etc. for a new run of Chaps. In speaking to Sal this year, he said they found the Ctek to be too expensive and had identified Raffir as their material of choice. So I’d like to think that Steve Ketchen and I had a direct hand in inspiring the Raffir Noble version.

In regard to contacting Steve for scales, I’ll also refer you to the Blade Forums Good, Bad and Ugly section where Steve not only has his own (very unfortunately) Bad thread but the mods made it a stickie to stay at the top of page 1. I have several hundred dollars in knives AWOL that Steve has in his possession (including my gray Lum Tanto sprint) that even the local police can’t seem to wrangle free from him :(. Steve’s fall from grace is the biggest Spyderco loss for me in 2017, you can see why from how awesome his work is.

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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby jabba359 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:01 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:In regard to contacting Steve for scales, I’ll also refer you to the Blade Forums Good, Bad and Ugly section...
I had been thinking I hadn't seen anything from his Instagram feed lately. I just went back and checked and it's been exactly a year (Dec. 15, 2016) since his last post there.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:19 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Steve Ketchen made these scales for me per my design a few years ago. Sal handled this knife personally at the OKCA show two years ago and we had a discussion about sourcing this Ctek material, its durability, etc. for a new run of Chaps. In speaking to Sal this year, he said they found the Ctek to be too expensive and had identified Raffir as their material of choice. So I’d like to think that Steve Ketchen and I had a direct hand in inspiring the Raffir Noble version.

In regard to contacting Steve for scales, I’ll also refer you to the Blade Forums Good, Bad and Ugly section where Steve not only has his own (very unfortunately) Bad thread but the mods made it a stickie to stay at the top of page 1. I have several hundred dollars in knives AWOL that Steve has in his possession (including my gray Lum Tanto sprint) that even the local police can’t seem to wrangle free from him :(. Steve’s fall from grace is the biggest Spyderco loss for me in 2017, you can see why from how awesome his work is.

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That is certainly unfortunate to hear, I hope your knives are returned at some point.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby The Deacon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:05 pm

Another guy that might be worth checking out is "suingab". His website is http://g10.lt/ and he does excellent work. Don't know if he's done any Chaparrals, but he did a dynamite job on a set of scales for an FRN Stretch of mine.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:09 am

Anybody else had their Chappie pimped?
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:13 am

Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:14 am

SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Nested Full liners. :)
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:16 am

araneae wrote:That is certainly unfortunate to hear, I hope your knives are returned at some point.
Thank you Nick, I appreciate that! I’m not holding my breath though, it would be just my luck to be the only person who doesn’t get their knives returned... :(
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 am

SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Raffir is not nested.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 am

araneae wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Raffir is not nested.
Oops, my bad!! You’re right, they’re full liners Michael. :)
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 am

Seems like an easy template for customizing so I expected more responses.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:10 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
araneae wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Raffir is not nested.
Oops, my bad!! You’re right, they’re full liners Michael. :)
Thank you both. :) It seems like it would be relatively easy to make scales for this model. What materials did you have in mind?
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:26 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
araneae wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Raffir is not nested.
Oops, my bad!! You’re right, they’re full liners Michael. :)
Thank you both. :) It seems like it would be relatively easy to make scales for this model. What materials did you have in mind?
Was thinking wood or something classy and a little different.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:57 pm

The liners are screwed together with button head screws and the scales mount on top of that so you would need to have small recesses on the inside of the scales where those screws are. Otherwise it seems pretty straightforward.
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby araneae » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:30 am

SpyderNut wrote:
RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
araneae wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Just curious, but are the liners nested or is it linerless?
Raffir is not nested.
Oops, my bad!! You’re right, they’re full liners Michael. :)
Thank you both. :) It seems like it would be relatively easy to make scales for this model. What materials did you have in mind?
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Re: Custom Scales for a Chaparral?

Postby Locksmithpro007 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:05 am

I’m in the exact same boat as OP except one of my scales actually shattered and Now my edc is in carryable. Worst yet, it’s a factory second so I have no warranty to pull. the last reply I’m reading gives me some faith. I don’t want to beat a dead horse but whom should I get with to get some new scales for my Chaparral?


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