Winchester Folder - $7.50 (from $10) - Tractor Supply - and pic of my 'custom' version

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Winchester Folder - $7.50 (from $10) - Tractor Supply - and pic of my 'custom' version

The blade quality is on par w/ the price, or not as good as our chinese favorites at that price, but there's no waiting...

I don't like camo knives (I lose them even if they're orange!), so I stripped the camo.  It was a remarkably tough coating for the price, but it can be wire wheeled.  One I realized the handles weren't plastic, I decided to put them in acetone overnight.  It didn't dissolve the camo, but it fell/peeled off in pieces.

All the screws had threadlocker (way too much on the blade screw) so I heated each w/ a pencil torch so as not to strip the heads, and then removed the handles.

Then I drilled matching holes in a piece of steel, put the handle on the steel, put the screws in their holes and beat the heck out of them w/ a small ball peen hammer.  Then I filed the outside edge, and inside of cutouts for a clean look and restored the holes w/ a drill bit.

just trying to make something a bit different for a few little christmas gifts...

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How long did it take you?

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I'm far too lazy.  I'd just have stripped it and given it a coat of Hammerite Hammered Finish Silver.

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Smelly wrote:

How long did it take you?

a half hour to put the holes in the steel (had to be accurate), maybe 10 minutes getting the finish off after soaking, 10 minutes heating screws and disassembling, no more than 10 minutes to hammer, 15 to file edges, clean up holes and put it back together.

VFMaddict wrote:

I'm far too lazy.  I'd just have stripped it and given it a coat of Hammerite Hammered Finish Silver.

I've had such good results w/ the rustoleum silver hammered that I've never bothered trying hammerite.  I have used at least 6 quarts of it (before thinning) through my hvlp and easily a case of rattle cans.

But if I was going to paint it, I'd have sand blasted and used orange:)

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