Dream Para 3 (Photoshop)
I am looking at further customizing my Spyderco Para 3 and need some advice. (I currently have S30V satin blade, Flytanium titanium scales, LNW Para 3 clip, and blue anodized screws and lanyard tube https://imgur.com/a/mhvu1KU
) I am fairly new to the customization scene so I am not entirely sure what I can do on my own, or should purchase from someone else (who really knows what they are doing). The Para 3 I currently own was purchased from a member of r/Knife_Swap who purchased it from bladeswelove. I have access to a tumbler/motor vibrator which I could maybe use to stonewash the blade? I don't have the media/ferric chloride so that would cost me ~$30-40 to purchase. Would it be worth spending that much if this is a one time use, or would a service be cheaper? I photoshopped some images for a better idea of how I want the knife to look. https://imgur.com/a/mwQS6DY
I am looking to do these customizations to my Para 3:
- OD green micarta scales (I am a fan of these https://g10.lt/?p=6475
, with this I am mostly curious as to other options for custom scales, something like this, but with lanyard hole. I personally like the flag accent)
- Acid stonewash blade, Lynch NW style deep carry clip, and I am not even sure if its really possible/recommended, but acid stonewashing the liners? (Any recommendations for people who would do this? Also people that have a LNW clip with the special dark finish, would you say its similar to an acid stonewash?) Pretty good example of what i'm looking at doing: https://imgur.com/a/ELqw5iE
- Bronze anodized hardware (2x pivot screw, 2x scale screws, 3x clip screws, lanyard tube, back spacer, and stop pin) Do people sell these in sets, or does someone offer a service where I could get my existing hardware anodized bronze?
- Recommendations for lanyard color and bead (acid stonewash finish) Also, does a regular LNW Spyderco clip interfere so much with the tube that the Para 3 version is necessary to use a lanyard? I personally prefer the symmetry of the regular clip over the Para 3 version.
Also if you guys have any other suggestions to help me make this knife more uniquely my own feel free to suggest. I apologize for the magnitude of this post, but if you can help me in any way I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks! I am new to this forum so if this is not where this post should go or it doesn't belong on here please let me know.