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UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby Superfool » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:01 pm

Ok, so having run the polls and threads regarding the DAMAUKPK project, it has been apparent that some people have been put off by the ivory G10 choice.

I did a long old internet deep dive, to try and find someone with a good reputation and body of work.

I came across a fellow in the UK, and ordered 2 sets of custom titanium, and one set of carbon fibre, and they arrived today. They are really good, and I would recomend him:

https://instagram.com/odins_gear?igshid=um72mi3wsjd7

It's an instagram link, and I had to join to chat to him, but have a look and see what you think.

He is a very nice chap, and will post worldwide.
Please let him know that I referred you.

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All the best, David.
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby TomAiello » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:43 pm

Someone here had a UKPK with custom Ti scales that had great texturing (might be more accurate to call it engraving). Basically they'd been carved to look like some kind of jigged bone scales.

Does anyone happen to have a link to that knife?

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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby pdixon » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 pm

Ah I just watched a video on his scales today, I think they were Union Jack things on an Urban maybe! They look good

Wait, are you that guy who posted the vid!?

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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby JuPaul » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:46 pm

Those sun ray carbon fiber scales are really nice!
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby Superfool » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:47 pm

pdixon wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Ah I just watched a video on his scales today, I think they were Union Jack things on an Urban maybe! They look good

Wait, are you that guy who posted the vid!?
Nope.

I am neithe the guy who did the scales, nor the vid poster. Just sharing that link.
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby Superfool » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:48 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Those sun ray carbon fiber scales are really nice!
Yeah.
They feel pretty good too.
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby TomAiello » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:59 pm

I have some sun ray G-10 scales on a PM2. I like the way they give good grip and look good at the same time.

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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Someone here had a UKPK with custom Ti scales that had great texturing (might be more accurate to call it engraving). Basically they'd been carved to look like some kind of jigged bone scales.

Does anyone happen to have a link to that knife?
This one? It’s meant to look like tree bark. Work was done by MJL Bladeworx on IG:

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This one is Koa with ruby red G10 liners (from Steve Ketchen many years ago):

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This one is natural canvas Micarta with black G10 liners (also Steve Ketchen’s work):

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You can see I have a thing for UKPKs ;) :D
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby toocool006 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:52 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 pm

This one is Koa with ruby red G10 liners (from Steve Ketchen many years ago):

That Koa is stunning!!
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby PSquared » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:52 am

Cuscadi makes nice scales.

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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:01 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:39 pm
TomAiello wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:43 pm
.......

This one is Koa with ruby red G10 liners (from Steve Ketchen many years ago):

....

This one is natural canvas Micarta with black G10 liners (also Steve Ketchen’s work):

Not a UKPK-guy myself. but both the wood and Micarta scaled knife just look amazing! :)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby JustinB » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 pm

I'll definitely look into a set when the Damascus UKPK is released. I don't mind the ivory G10, but I think that some marbled carbon fibre scales would look absolutely amazing!
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Re: UKPK Custom Scales.

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:22 pm

I love that Koa.

My dad has a bunch of Koa in his garage (he does custom high end woodwork) and I'm going to do some mule scales with him and my kids when we visit in August. I think it'll be a really nice thing for everyone, and the kids will probably grow to appreciate them many years from now.


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