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Filed Spydies?

Postby lonerider1013 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:39 am

Has anyone ever done any decorative filework to a Spyderco? Just curious. I tried a simple pattern on the lockbar of one of my delicas, just a notch on each side, it looks not bad. Wondering if anyone else has tried this?

The hardest part was putting the lockbar back in lol.

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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby DutchBlades » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:13 am

One of my Police's has some nice filework to it.
It has filework done on the spine to add some jimping and the round hole was chamfered:


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Other than that the lockbar was given some jimping for added grip and a tactile feedback of where it is (since it doesn't have the Boye dent):

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And the show side was filed which adds the perfect amount of traction and it simply looks nice:

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If you like the filework being more decorative, the One Eyed Jack is right up your alley! ;)
Other than that one, the damascus titanium/jigged bone Endura's and Delica's have some nice filework done on them as well:


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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby lonerider1013 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:18 am

**** those are nice!
the checkering alone on the police model is impressive and must have taken forever.

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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby DutchBlades » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:57 am

lonerider1013 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:18 am
**** those are nice!
the checkering alone on the police model is impressive and must have taken forever.

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Glad you like them!
And yeah, checkering by hand is a good way to spend quite a lot of time! :p
Any pics of your Delica?
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:08 am

Those look great Dutch!

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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby bearrowland » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:11 am

I agree!
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:34 am

Do any of you have any tips you might like to share? Thought about trying file work on some mules once I became comfortable/brave enough.
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby SF Native » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm

The memory also has some filework on it.

I did some filework on some mules. Don’t have the photos here. Will try to post some later.

It’s hardened steel so diamond files will probably be necessary. That’s what I used. It goes slow. You can free hand it or plan ahead, make a template and sharpie the design on. Then just file off the sharpie.

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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:32 pm

DutchBlades wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:13 am
That's lovely work! You should be proud :cool:
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby SF Native » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 pm

Spyderco Memory on top
20cv mule with amateur filework on bottom.
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:11 am

SF Native wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Spyderco Memory on right.
20cv mule with amateur filework on right.
Two rights don’t make a wrong. :p :D
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Re: Filed Spydies?

Postby SF Native » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:37 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:11 am
SF Native wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Spyderco Memory on right.
20cv mule with amateur filework on right.
Two rights don’t make a wrong. :p :D
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