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More Paramilitary Mods - internal

Postby RLR » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:16 am

Nothing to show really, but internal mods that make operation PERFECT.

It's hard to take a pic of these without taking knife apart (action is perfectly butter smooth right now, so I am not taking it apart).
1) increased detente strength by removing metal from cavity on blade and altering shape of compression lock tang - keeps knife closed TIGHTLY the way I like it but once the initial effort goes past the detente cavity, the action is like BUTTAH!

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2) grind down knuckle ripping corner (too many 'ouchies' on that)

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Postby TCSpyder » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:54 pm

Great looking scales! I wonder if I could do that with my Sage 1?
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Postby Jazz » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:14 pm

Dewaved my Endura and made my Native into a clip point Blackhawk style...

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Thanks for lookin'.

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Postby ChrisM » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:31 pm

Awesome job with the Native!
Can you show a picture of it closed?

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Postby Jazz » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:22 pm

ChrisM wrote:Awesome job with the Native!
Can you show a picture of it closed?
Thank you, sir!


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- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby GRIFFIN HAWKS » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:18 am

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BE WELL .. GH

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Postby Creepo » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:39 am

Jazz wrote:Dewaved my Endura and made my Native into a clip point Blackhawk style...

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Thanks for lookin'.

- best wishes, Jazz.
With a blade like that I might actually buy a Native. Awesome mod!

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Postby unit » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:49 am

Perhaps this is not often thought of as a mod, but I figured that this qualified as a pretty radical change to the knife, so here ya go...

I removed a considerable amount of ZDP-189 stock that was just taking up space around my edge. It cuts a little better now ;)

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Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:23 pm

That looks extremely sharp, Ken! Maybe delicate, but sharp! :cool:

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Postby unit » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:47 pm

Jazz wrote:That looks extremely sharp, Ken! Maybe delicate, but sharp! :cool:

- best wishes, Jazz.
Thanks, that is what I am working on now (figuring out how delicate it is).

Obviously when you thin out the edge you give something up, but you also gain something...so far it is a good trade (for what I am using it to do)!
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Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:04 pm

unit wrote:Thanks, that is what I am working on now (figuring out how delicate it is).

Obviously when you thin out the edge you give something up, but you also gain something...so far it is a good trade (for what I am using it to do)!
I sharpened a paring knife up similarily years ago and it is an awesome cutter (like you say - for what you're using it for). For veggies, etc. it's great, but I tried to cut a toothpick with it once and rolled the edge. Of course it is some cheaper steel (not ZDP189) and the edge was for softer stuff. Learned my lesson on edge geometry right quick like there. :p I generally prefer thinner edges. Well, enough babbling.

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Postby SUDS » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:15 pm

nice stretch looks like a crazy slicer. that a wicked high grind
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Postby unit » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:38 pm

SUDS wrote:nice stretch looks like a crazy slicer. that a wicked high grind
Thanks. I just got done re-doing it and cleaning it up a bit. (I did some testing with it and dulled it a bit). It is now polished much better. Easily the best slicer/push cutter I have ever carried.
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Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:09 pm

I got a black Salt 1 to go with my yellow and made it pointy, and for the third time made the Pacific Salt more pointy. Now I'm satisfied with it.

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Postby unit » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:59 pm

Great work Jazz!

I need to get back to my Salts and spruce them up a bit.

Lately I have been tinkering with the ZDP insanity. I took my Stretch down so far into the darkness I can not even get it to show up in photos LOL. The bevel just sort of blends into the grind.

Pics for those interested...
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Currently surviving at 8 degrees inclusive with no micro bevel. I'll not be chopping with this blade LOL.
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Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:18 pm

That's insanely awesome, Ken! And thanks for the compliment.

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Postby GRIFFIN HAWKS » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:56 am

Here's my first knife mod still in progress ..
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More info here >> http://edcforums.com/showthread.php/752 ... Mod.-D.I.Y.
BE WELL .. GH

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Postby Jazz » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:27 pm

GH... that lanyard is very nice art - I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing. :cool: :)

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Postby Jazz » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:30 pm

Here's my SS D4 getting some needed grip...

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There're a couple more pics in General Discussion thread. Thanks for lookin'.

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby GRIFFIN HAWKS » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:15 am

Jazz wrote:GH... that lanyard is very nice art - I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing. :cool: :)
Thank you sir ! Your art is very impressive and inspiring ,)
My next endeavor is to try my hand at carving up the blade :D
BE WELL .. GH


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