Clear Knife Scales

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:02 am

looks better than those silly red scales. i don’t know if i’ll ever understand the colors that spyderco uses or has in sprints and exclusives. i wanted an xhp manix, so i have a knife with a brown plastic handle. if i want s110v, i have to get that awful ‘blurple.’ if i want dlc, my best chance seems to be cutlery shoppe which is obsessed with construction sign orange. i wish you could just order the steel you want in the color you want from spyderco, provided the steel and color were already available in that model. (i know that’s been brought up before and shot down, so you don’t have to jump all over me about it.)

anyway, i agree that the clear scales look awesome, but probably only long enough for a quick picture and never again.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby The Deacon » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:07 am

Have several thoughts about it. Whoever made them is a skilled craftsman. It would make an excellent alternative to a cutaway "salesman's sample" for educational purposes, showing how the knife's lock operates. It would be an interesting show piece for a collector. It's probably not very practical for EDC use, for the reasons many others have already mentioned.
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby Robbob » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:20 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:11 pm
I am still waiting on a translucent orange Manix (yellowish orange would be neat).
In REX 45, perhaps? :cool:

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby derangedhermit » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:29 am

You could route out space for a tiny battery and some multi-color LEDs and have mood lighting, like some people want for gaming PCs or under their cars. Or maybe put a white LED up front to see what you are cutting better. A combo knife/flashlight can't be a new idea, but I haven't noticed one...

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:03 pm

I have brought this up in the past. I am still very interested.
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby friction_burn » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm

I'm the guy that made those scales. Go by karbadize on Instagram. They are made of lexan

They were a commission set for a guy that wanted a demonstrator knife to show off the internals. Apparently, it's a big thing in the fountain pen world. I had no idea they would be as popular as they have been.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:30 pm

friction_burn wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm
I'm the guy that made those scales. Go by karbadize on Instagram. They are made of lexan

They were a commission set for a guy that wanted a demonstrator knife to show off the internals. Apparently, it's a big thing in the fountain pen world. I had no idea they would be as popular as they have been.
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby friction_burn » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Thank you! I really liked how they turned out.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby SpyderScout » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:07 pm

Not for me.
I dont even like the 'jade' scales.
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby The Meat man » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:50 pm

friction_burn wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm
I'm the guy that made those scales. Go by karbadize on Instagram. They are made of lexan

They were a commission set for a guy that wanted a demonstrator knife to show off the internals. Apparently, it's a big thing in the fountain pen world. I had no idea they would be as popular as they have been.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 pm

gundamaniac wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:19 pm
As mentioned above, if it's actually carried and used then every bit of dirt or dust it encounters is gonna get trapped in there and make it look pretty gross after a while. That being said, it does look gorgeous. Very nicely done.
And I would not care. Blow it our Wash it out, Blow Peoples minds! As it is now I blow peoples minds with my Spydies I hand them to my co-workers and they go " Oh my God that is so light, then I say go ahead cut something and then they say whee can I buy one of these?

Sal baby I am talking commission here lets make it happen!
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby gundamaniac » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:11 pm

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:31 pm
gundamaniac wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:19 pm
As mentioned above, if it's actually carried and used then every bit of dirt or dust it encounters is gonna get trapped in there and make it look pretty gross after a while. That being said, it does look gorgeous. Very nicely done.
And I would not care. Blow it our Wash it out, Blow Peoples minds! As it is now I blow peoples minds with my Spydies I hand them to my co-workers and they go " Oh my God that is so light, then I say go ahead cut something and then they say whee can I buy one of these?

Sal baby I am talking commission here lets make it happen!
Ha! I like your way of thinking. Carry it, use it, enjoy it =)

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:27 am

It is gorgeous, and belongs in a glass display case. It is a great way to show off the way the internals fit together and work their magic.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby DirtMcGirt » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:43 pm

For those interested, these are in stock at BHQ.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Karbadize ... ent--96876
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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby Ric » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:42 pm

A cool showpiece but not a user for me.

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby cycleguy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Would be great at the retail counter so buyers could see what they are buying.

Otherwise add sparkles or laminated bugs or .... ?????

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Re: Clear Knife Scales

Postby mikey177 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:05 pm

I'm going to wait for one in transparent aluminum :)


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