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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Evil D » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:38 am

I would do the spine sorta like a Persian but less of a curve.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby DigDug72 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:17 pm

I like the rounded hump sketch, but wanted to share an experience of similar mod gone wrong. Not trying to warn you away from the mod, as I'm sure you can pull it off no problem, but thought it might be good to have this potential pitfall on your radar! I was trying to smooth out the hump on my Dice, and kept grinding away, only focusing on perfecting the curve, without realizing how anemically thin the distance btwn spine and hole was getting. Perfectly functional now, but looks wonky as it's only like a dime's width of steel there now. I went on to then butcher the knife with more awful mods, but that's another (horror) story...
I now have a new Dice, and love the steep, sharp hump - go figure!

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks, Dug. I keep myself aware of that. :cool:
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:00 pm

Evil D wrote:I would do the spine sorta like a Persian but less of a curve.
That's what I was contemplating for my Stretch mod in queue. I'll get a pic of that, and a shortened Endura mod up on here. I already modded them, but am not happy with them. I think they'll be just right for me - in my preferred size range of blades. I just need some nice weather so I can get into the garage.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:08 pm

Wharnie looks best to me but would require a regrind.

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:24 pm

The Endura will be 3 3/8" (might make it pointier a tad), and the Stretch will be 3 1/16". The Dyad, I don't know if I'll do it. The box was signed by Sal and Eric. It's a tad too pointy and delicate.

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Evil D » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Hmm....I've seen some Stretch mods similar to that, I like them. I'm actually surprised we don't have a Lil Stretch.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Evil D wrote:Hmm....I've seen some Stretch mods similar to that, I like them. I'm actually surprised we don't have a Lil Stretch.
I saw one in ZDP with more curve. Very cool. This will be like my back lock Para 3, kind of.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Bill1170 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:00 pm

Definitely round the hump. Thick behind the edge in the center makes the wharnie not so great, IMO.

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Knife Knut » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:50 pm

Agreed that the round hump looks nicer, but you lose some functionality with that particular delete, unless you can regrind the lost jimping. Leave the hump alone.

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:02 pm

I think I could fix the jimping. Thanks guys. :cool:
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby zeus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:06 am

I left the jimping alone and did not round out the transition area on this Manix 2XL reprofile. Some did not like the sharp transition but I think it gives it meaner and leaner (as well as unique) look:

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:48 am

Your Manix looks good. I do like it both ways. Have to think. Once you remove metal, it's gone.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:26 am

That Manix XL looks nice.
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:16 pm

Wow that is very hard, both look so excellent! I would probably go with the top one.

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby anagarika » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:22 am

Jazz wrote:Your Manix looks good. I do like it both ways. Have to think. Once you remove metal, it's gone.
I that case do sharp corner first. Later if you don’t like it, then round it. :cool:
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby DrawBackwards » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Late to the party -- as usual -- but I like the look of your wharnie mock-up...

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Jazz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Only took forever to get on it, but here’s the finished product, a Caly 3.1ish...

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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby Bdubs808 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm

Yes, straight spine Delica with rounded hump is the winner. Great looking mod buddy.
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Re: Can't decide which mod to do

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 pm

That came out nice Jazz :D 👍
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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