This thread will be a log for my custom spyderco scales. I eventually plan to have sets of scales for the mule team, pm2, para3, tenacious, ambitious, dragonfly, native, manix 2, and sage 1. I am maybe halfway there, but am going to make several designs of some.
First, the non-cnc made scales.
Manix 2 in Ctek Crunch
Sage 1 in zebrawood
Now the CNC cut scales. Though cut on CNC, most still have a good amount of hand-finishing. Really happy with how the CNC allows finer detail (like the pocketing on the back of the para3 and pm2, and the surface engraving). Its also nice to be able to reproduce a design without having to start from scratch planing material and cutting and drilling etc.
Maxamet Mule team in zebrawood with walnut inlays
Maxamet mule team in poplar (dyed with Noodler's Navajo Turquoise for you fountain pen fans) with red g10 inlays
Para3 in green/black micarta with basketweave engraving
Tenacious in padauk with interlaced pattern
More to come! Feel free to ask questions here (or via PM if you are worried about the minimal text requirement of the photos forum). Anyone else cnc-cut knife scales? I know there are some like cuscadi and halpern titanium that do, but what about small makers?