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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:29 am

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:10 am
I've been considering some of the aftermarket carbon fiber options for this knife as well. Burl would be nice too.
Have you seen some already?
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:40 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:16 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:12 am
foofie wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:10 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Yeah I would totally buy some without holes
I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey"
What do you dislike about the holes?
Limits aftermarket clip options bc some clips "fall" into the hole
I'm honestly thinking about deleting the clip altogether. If the detent on the next one is as strong as this one, I will.
I think the holes are part of the character of the knife. But I can see how the clip situation would be annoying.
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:14 am

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 am
curlyhairedboy wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:10 am
I've been considering some of the aftermarket carbon fiber options for this knife as well. Burl would be nice too.
Have you seen some already?
Not yet.
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:33 am

Just a quick update.
I found a woodworker who is interested in making scales over on BF.
He is making me a set of Watu scales. He spent the time to import them into CAD as well. I think this means that the next set will be much easier to make - so if anyone is interested... I will add that he has been awesome to work with. Very knowledgeable and very accommodating.
And - I think it should be pretty easy to delete the holes and keep the scales solid throughout if that is your preference.

Here's a link to the WIP:
https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/cus ... t-19952279

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby JuPaul » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:38 am

foofie wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:33 am
Just a quick update.
I found a woodworker who is interested in making scales over on BF.
He is making me a set of Watu scales. He spent the time to import them into CAD as well. I think this means that the next set will be much easier to make - so if anyone is interested... I will add that he has been awesome to work with. Very knowledgeable and very accommodating.
And - I think it should be pretty easy to delete the holes and keep the scales solid throughout if that is your preference.

Here's a link to the WIP:
https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/cus ... t-19952279
Nice! I'm very interested to see the end results. Spalted koa should be beautiful!
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:48 am

sal wrote:
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The Brits on their forums refer to the wife as "SWMBO". She who must be obeyed. :cool:

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After the late 1800’s H Rider Haggard novel, who also wrote King Solomon’s Mines. He pioneered the “lost world” genre of fiction.

There was a terrible movie version:

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I saw a Chokwe with aftermarket wood scales - absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:15 pm

So, I did indeed contact the maker Foofie referred us to above - Chris from Trifect Custom Shop - to make me a set of custom Watu scales as well, and boy I’m sure glad I did! Chris just finished these up and shipped them to me today, and here’s the pic of them he shared on his IG page:

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I went with a nicely-figured fiddleback Koa as my wood of choice since I have several other custom Spydercos with that kind of wood scales. I’ll certainly take some more pics myself when they arrive to me and I install them, and hopefully Foofie can share a pic of his finished product (I certainly didn’t want to steal his thunder!). Cheers, Radioactive
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Notsurewhy » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:52 pm

Those scales look fantastic. I'm not sure I want to find out more because this could get expensive.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TomAiello » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 pm

I'm actually in Morro Bay (where that scale maker is located) right now. I'm considering trying to find him. The town's not that big...

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:46 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:15 pm
So, I did indeed contact the maker Foofie referred us to above - Chris from Trifect Custom Shop -
I went with a nicely-figured fiddleback Koa as my wood of choice since I have several other custom Spydercos with that kind of wood scales. I’ll certainly take some more pics myself when they arrive to me and I install them, and hopefully Foofie can share a pic of his finished product (I certainly didn’t want to steal his thunder!). Cheers, Radioactive
no thunder stolen - that fiddleback Koa is absolutely beautiful.
Here's a pic Chris shared with me. Mine were shipped today.
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby foofie » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 pm
I'm actually in Morro Bay (where that scale maker is located) right now. I'm considering trying to find him. The town's not that big...
So a guy walks into a custom woodshop with his favorite knife...
what could go wrong :D

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby TomAiello » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:48 pm

Unfortunately, my favorite knives are all at home. Most of them aren't EDC legal in several jurisdictions between here and there.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby sal » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:35 pm

Those are really nice.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby nerdlock » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:45 am

Those are awesome looking scales, both of them. Maybe it's just me, but I really think that the ethnic design of the Watu really stands out with wooden scales.

Maybe a pakkawood sprint/exclusive in the future?

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:49 am

nerdlock wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:45 am
Those are awesome looking scales, both of them. Maybe it's just me, but I really think that the ethnic design of the Watu really stands out with wooden scales.

Maybe a pakkawood sprint/exclusive in the future?
I agree totally. The wooden scales accentuate the *apparent* simplicity of the handle design.

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby odomandr » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:07 am

Ok this just pushed me over the edge. I'm getting a watu despite what swmbo says
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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby brj » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 am

Those are awesome *drooling*.
Gotta find some spalted maple for mine

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby nerdlock » Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:40 am

brj wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 am
Those are awesome *drooling*.
Gotta find some spalted maple for mine

ooooh, those are going to have some nice exotic burled patterns!

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Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Postby Thunderpants » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:14 pm

no disrespect to whoever it was that invented carbon fibre, but wooden scales transform this knife from a "What?!" to an "Oooh!"


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