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.
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.
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.