ekastanis wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
SteveMidwest wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:15 pm
I just had to . . . .
A different approach:
Aftermarket black micarta scales from RC Bladeworks. They're close but not quite as perfect as the Spyderco micarta scales. In particular the contouring on the edges of the scales is flat and not rounded like the Cruwear micarta scales. The material is very nice though, and they fit near perfectly.
The rosewood/Rex 45 Shaman scales feature counterbored pivot screw holes and button head pivot screws, unlike other Shaman variants and these aftermarket scales, which have countersunk holes for flat head screws. The button head screws don't recess properly into the scales and sit proud of them. I'm going to look for some flat head screws to match the countersink of these micarta scales.
I plan to keep the Rosewood scales, they are nice and I like them. In fact these aftermarket scales might find their way onto a different Shaman after all.
Thank you for this picture, ekastanis. Those do look very nice!
It's funny that you mention RC now, too. I just happened to have sent him a message Sunday afternoon, about another new set. I asked him about his 'skinny' version too, and just exactly what that means, in this case. I haven't heard back from him on that, yet.
With these scales being milled out on the inside, and the liners in that area. I find it hard to believe, that much 'skinny' can be gained.
Thanks also, for mentioning those pivot screw differences. I forgot to mention that earlier, when I commented about my scales swap. It was something I noticed, and was a little surprised when I saw it. Mainly, because I had not noticed that earlier, in their pictures.