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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:58 am

Not sure if I’ll tweak it a bit yet, gonna use it like this for a bit first.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:06 am

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Postby spyderg » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm

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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 am

^^ I like 12:06pm. Reminds me of my old Benchmade 720 Perdue.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:19 pm

Mmmmmm M4.......
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Jazz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:06 am

spyderg wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm
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How'd I miss this? Looks great. I really like the blade shape. Very useful. The traditional is a beauty too. Thanks for sharing. :cool:

By the way, what is the traditional? I can't make out the lettering. I want one.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:06 am
spyderg wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm
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How'd I miss this? Looks great. I really like the blade shape. Very useful. The traditional is a beauty too. Thanks for sharing. :cool:

By the way, what is the traditional? I can't make out the lettering. I want one.
That one is a GEC #74, “heartland clip” sfo for apostlep. You’ll likely only find them on the secondary. Unless of course you want a stainless drop point version in chestnut, in that case get over to TSA knives quick.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Jazz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:39 am

spyderg wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am
Jazz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:06 am

That one is a GEC #74, “heartland clip” sfo for apostlep. You’ll likely only find them on the secondary. Unless of course you want a stainless drop point version in chestnut, in that case get over to TSA knives quick.

Thanks. Sorry, but what is sfo?
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:53 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:39 am
spyderg wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am
Jazz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:06 am

That one is a GEC #74, “heartland clip” sfo for apostlep. You’ll likely only find them on the secondary. Unless of course you want a stainless drop point version in chestnut, in that case get over to TSA knives quick.

Thanks. Sorry, but what is sfo?
Special factory order. Same thing as an exclusive. The one I’ve got was for a YouTube reviewer, he had ebony and a jigged bone done. They made some others at the same time but you’d have to check GEC’s site. Unfortunately they sell out fast and are hard to come by. They get back around to popular patterns but it can take a couple years. Sometimes shops get ahold of some after the fact from GEC or private collections. I’ve also got a Northwoods Esky Zulu in denim on the same frame. Imo, the 74’s and the 15’s are their best done knives. (Not a knock on the rest of their stuff but those two patterns are just dialed in right in every way).
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:08 am

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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Jazz » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:24 am

Thanks. I love that clip point, and your mod looks great.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby spyderg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:38 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:24 am
Thanks. I love that clip point, and your mod looks great.
Thnx, I did tweak it a little from the first pics I posted. Think I’m happy with it now. I really like clip points too, they just have a look to them.
I’d grab that 74 from TSA myself but too hard to justify a third knife on the same frame after picking up the Amalgam and still waiting on the Smock. And on top of that, GEC’s got a new pattern , (#29) later this year that looks interesting ...
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby u.w. » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am

I very much like the Stretch I, and drop point UKPK. I carry a Delica a lot, so....

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As you can see, I "Stretched" the blade. I've also smoothed out the two "horns" on the finger portion of the grip a little.

Been carrying and using it for a few days now, and I gotta say - I prefer it over my non-modded Delicas, and will likely do this to my other ones.

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Re: Show your mods!

Postby holeshot » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:08 pm

New scales for my Stretch. :)
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Jazz » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Wow, nice stuff, u.w. and holeshot. I like the blade mod and the beautiful wood.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Dodge » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:30 pm

u.w. wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am
I very much like the Stretch I, and drop point UKPK. I carry a Delica a lot, so....

As you can see, I "Stretched" the blade. I've also smoothed out the two "horns" on the finger portion of the grip a little.

Been carrying and using it for a few days now, and I gotta say - I prefer it over my non-modded Delicas, and will likely do this to my other ones.

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Re: Show your mods!

Postby u.w. » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:22 am

Jazz wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Wow, nice stuff, u.w. and holeshot. I like the blade mod and the beautiful wood.
Dodge wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:30 pm
u.w. wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am
I very much like the Stretch I, and drop point UKPK. I carry a Delica a lot, so....

As you can see, I "Stretched" the blade. I've also smoothed out the two "horns" on the finger portion of the grip a little.

Been carrying and using it for a few days now, and I gotta say - I prefer it over my non-modded Delicas, and will likely do this to my other ones.

u.w.
I like this a lot!

Thank you Jazz, and Dodge. Very much appreciated!

I like it A Lot too! A few more days into it and I still find myself very much preferring it, over my non-modded Delicas.
It just feels, and works "better" - at everything - so far, plus, I love the looks of it too.

How I did it was: Put my UKPK drop point over the top of this delica, lined up the thumb holes, and traced the shape with a sharpie. Took it out to the 'ole 1"x30: HF belt sander with a pickle jar of ice water and removed the metal, plus dropped the tip just a bit to make it nice and pointy. Sanded the spine smooth by hand, and "broke" (every so slightly rounded & deburred) the spine edges with a spyderco grey pocket stone, after sanding, so it's super comfy on your finger or thumb - both of which can and do, easily and happily, find their way into that "swoop".

Here's another photo, this one without the dust/gunk on the blade near the handle. Also, the Spyder a little more faded as I've been slowly thinning the blade and bte, day by day for a few days now. It started off un-modded at 0.025 of an inch bte, and I've got it at 0.019". I may go to 0.018. I'm going to use it a few days and see how it does first.

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ETA: the thinning of the blade/BTE thickness I've been doing, has all been done with stones, in hand. No belt sander for that - at least not for me.

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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Jazz » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:52 pm

That blade thinning sounds like a bit of work. I did it to a wee Roadie, and it took a while.
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Re: Show your mods!

Postby Vivi » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:24 pm

spyderg wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm
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One of the best looking mods I've seen in a while. Well done!


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