Watu - aftermarket scales?

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby mb1 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:18 am

This is awesome. Ordered some Koa.
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby bbturbodad » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:14 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
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Are these the Figured Koa scales?
Yep!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby odomandr » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:25 pm

i cant decide on whether i want to delete the holes or not
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:27 pm

odomandr wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:25 pm
i cant decide on whether i want to delete the holes or not
Same here, when I saw SG post her's I loved it (and still do) But, I think to keep the heritage of the knife I may lean towards keeping the holes. But like you, that's the only reason I haven't ordered some myself yet!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby odomandr » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:31 pm

i keep putting them in my cart with the holes for the reason you mentioned but i look at that hole delete scale and think it looks so clean that i hesitate
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby nerdlock » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:53 pm

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I got mine a few days ago. I love it. :)

I actually like the cf/g10 texture but a wood scale would not look out of place.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby mb1 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:05 pm

No matter what you order, you’ll want the other one! Just do it. ;)
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:18 pm

Go with the hole delete and then you can always put the original scales back on when you are feeling "holey" lol

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:29 am

I succumbed and bought the figured koa WITH holes. I like the CF, but these are just too gorgeous to pass up! Can't wait to get these!!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Aldiggi23 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:44 pm

bbturbodad wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:30 am
Chris did a great job on the scales he did for my Watu.

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That is an absolutely beautiful set up. I just ordered my Watu a few minutes ago. Now to order one of these scales. I am new to Spyderco and I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby mtb2104 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:36 pm

Aldiggi23 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:44 pm
bbturbodad wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:30 am
Chris did a great job on the scales he did for my Watu.

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That is an absolutely beautiful set up. I just ordered my Watu a few minutes ago. Now to order one of these scales. I am new to Spyderco and I can't wait to get my hands on one.
Welcome to the forum! What a way to start your Spyderco collection~ :D
All these awesome photos make me want a Watu... but let me try to get a DLT Smock first :rolleyes:

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby sal » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:40 pm

Hi Aldiggi,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Aldiggi23 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:28 am

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Hi Aldiggi,

Welcome to our forum.

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Thank you so much. Very happy to be part of the family.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TrifectCustomShop » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:55 am

Alright!! This was such a cool project! Here is the turnout of Sal's scales. I decided to make some custom Spyderco themed inlays as well as giving a sample of the new UV high gloss finish that is now an option for the Koa Watu scales. Sal is having three of them on display in the Watu case a the SFO. I'm honored to have my work shown there!

Please leave some comments and let me know what you all think!

Check out my Instagram or Facebook page @trifectcustomshop for videos of the scales mounted to the Watu.

Have a great weekend all!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:02 am

They look great! Now get working on mine that I ordered last week :p
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:12 pm

Those are gorgeous! I think I prefer keeping the holes from the original design, but I also really like the solid bug logo.
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:22 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Hi Julia,

I'm sure Chris could inlay a python. Just to make it harder. :p

Hey Chris,

Congratulations to you and the Mrs. The only things that are really new are babies and tomorrow.

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A ball python Watu...that I could not resist! :D
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby The Meat man » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:35 pm

Those look amazing! Well done, Chris!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Holland » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:00 pm

It's getting harder and harder to resist getting one of these

Thos scales looks amazing
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:23 pm

Gorgeous!

A whole Watu case at SFO? I’d love to see a pic!


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