Pelagic wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:04 pm
I'm more jelly than a KY factory right now.
Where'd you get the scales for the one with the satin m4 blade? Hell, list all if you don't mind. I want to expand my pm2 collection!
Thank you, that’s very kind! This pic is a few years in the making, and it would be difficult to pull it off again given that half the scale makers in the pic are not making scales these days. Thankfully the first three are still available! Listed from top to bottom, they are:
1. Aramis Akhmedov “grand” style 3D-contoured smooth CF scales with a matching sculpted CF clip (and both very high quality CF I might add...) with the latest BHQ exclusive DLC CPM-M4 blade.
2. Same maker as #1, 3D-contoured silver twill G10 scales (also lovely stuff) with the latest KC exclusive CPM-CRUWEAR blade.
3. Flytanium blasted titanium scales with the CS exclusive CTS-XHP blade.
4. Steve Ketchen maroon Micarta scales with a matching geared sawtooth Micarta backspacer in the first BHQ exclusive CPM-M4 blade.
5. Casey Lynch (Lynch NW, same dude who makes the deep carry clips and a good friend of mine) hard anodized aluminum scales with his Golden ratio design and a CPM-S110V blade.
6. Also Lynch, these are titanium scales in the same design with my Maxamet blade. This particular one is my favorite and sees the most carry time, but all of them are carried and used.
I should also add that Casey’s sets are single liner-deletes, in that you only use the stock lockbar liner. The clip side of Casey’s scales incorporate the D-shaped pivot hole that the stepped pivot mechanism sits in, and of course each sports a matching deep carry clip.
Steve Ketchen’s scales are ridiculously high quality too but he seems to have dropped off the map and isn’t even online anymore. Finding the Akhmedov scales was a real treat this year, I first bought the silver twill ones since I love that material so much, but I was blown away by the high quality of them - easily on par with Steve’s work (and Steve didn’t work with CF). He’s located in Russia so it takes a bit for his stuff to arrive but it’s well worth it. He sells scales both on eBay and on Amazon. Highly recommended!
So that’s the pile as it stands currently, as I mentioned at least three or so years in the making give or take.