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Is it possible to paint on Rit dye instead of dipping the scales in it? I was thinking of using frog tape, possibly cutting it into a pattern, tiger stripes or lines that get smaller as you go down the scale, just unsure if it would bleed past the tape or work at all once you dip brush in the hot mix…even a splotchy multicolor Jackson Pollock type application might be cool….er I have to many knifes that are black, one colorful wont kill me

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Chronovore wrote:
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I’m sliqutly wondering how the carbon fiber/fiberglass compound material on my Kershaw Chill and my diamond file would take the dye…

Was this a sprint run? I’ve never seen a Chill with scales like that. Is it still 8Cr13Mov?


There was never a Chill in a better steel afaik. I’d like one in Sandvik 14c28n for example, still budget but much better than 8Cr13/14MoV or D2, especially with Kershaw’s beloved bead blasting which even makes 8Cr rusty.

So no sprint run, just scales made by myself 4 1/2 years ago (as the timestamp says)


Excellent flipper on bronze washers, my slim Boker Urban Trapper would be more stable on bigger bronze washers as well.

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Adahn wrote:
… Excellent flipper on bronze washers, my slim Boker Urban Trapper would be more stable on bigger bronze washers as well.

Nice job!

Now you’ve got me thinking. Is there a good source for appropriate washers of various sizes?

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Blackbeard wrote:
I have to many knifes that are black, one colorful wont kill me

Hey, black knives matter!

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Lightbringer wrote:
Blackbeard wrote:
I have to many knifes that are black, one colorful wont kill me

Hey, black knives matter!


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Chronovore wrote:
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… Excellent flipper on bronze washers, my slim Boker Urban Trapper would be more stable on bigger bronze washers as well.

Nice job!

Now you’ve got me thinking. Is there a good source for appropriate washers of various sizes?


Thank you. Well, I don’t know, especially due to the fact that the Boker UT hruns on ball bearings and would need some fitting washers to fill that gap first.
It doesn’t matter enough to me to search for bronze washers.

I’d look for them on ebay – phosphor(ous) bronze washers or at shops like usaknifemaker.com

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Today it’s an Artisan Cutlery Virginia. She’s a big one. 3.94” D2 blade.

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Nice looking knife, except for the pivot screw swastika!  :P

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raccoon city wrote:
Nice looking knife, except for the pivot screw swastika!

I think they meen for it to look like the Artisan Cutlery logo LOL

Nice knife Thumbs Up

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As much as possible we should forget those guys that misused a Asian sign for the sun and prosperity and good luck.

+ a slew of other meanings depending on the cloture you focus in on, but those Germans once misusing it we should for get about, and only pull them out of the history books when someone need a scare.

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Petrified Fish PF929 “Harlequin” Cool

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Great looking knives those PF’s.

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isti242 wrote:
Petrified Fish PF929 “Harlequin” Cool

Nice! I ordered one with a fully coated blade on day one. I’ve just been playing the waiting game. I’m glad to see you got one.

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Swabs , Chronovore: Thank you! I was having a hard time choosing between the full black washed and the dual tone version. Aesthetics won over practicality.
Fortunately this harlequin version solved my “which handle color should I go for?” problem. Big Smile

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isti242 wrote:
Swabs , Chronovore: Thank you! I was having a hard time choosing between the full black washed and the dual tone version. Aesthetics won over practicality.
Fortunately this harlequin version solved my “which handle color should I go for?” problem. Big Smile

Practiality? Seriously? You own like how many knives? Maybe not a Great Gross, but definitely a Small Gross.

Do you ever make your knives dirty or even scratch them?

In the beginning I liked stonewashed/blackwashed blades until I learned that on a user some battle scars make it look ‘real’.

And honestly, a well made satin grind isso much nicer to look at, not to speak about the fact that if a blade is available in satin/stonewashed the tumbled ones are usually the ‘B’ grade blades. Coating and tumbling is very good to hide imperfect grinds, I’ve seen that the best on my Kershaw/Emerson CQC-5K.
What cheap piece o’crap, I’m glad I got it in exchange for material instead for real money (except shipping).

But I admit, it’s looking great with leather handles.

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I’m still curious whether a black acid washed finish gives any rust protection to D2. Smile

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I’m still curious whether a black acid washed finish gives any rust protection to D2. Smile

I’d say best for rust prevention would be a polished blade like they do it with carbon steel since ages, second best a very fine satin grind.

Stonewashing would be good to hide rust spots that already appeared, just like on Kershaw’s bead blasted ‘stainless’ blades.
So that’s the only complaint on my Green Thon Mouse3 that it’s only available with a blasted D2 blade instead of a simple satin one.

It’s a work knife so when I see spots I’ll maybe stonewash it.

A blackwash (a stonewashed black coated blade) could be good against rust but it could still rust on the rubbed off areas.

If I can choose between 14C28N and D2 I’d always go for the Sandvik if it’s for food prep or stays pretty much unused in my pant’s pockets.
For a real user I don’t mind D2, my TwoSun TS51 shows some spots, too, though, I didn’t clean it well under the scale enough close to the pivot.

Is it smart to use a semi-stainless steel knife as a travel knife instead of say, a fixed knife?
Maybe not, but it’s so much fun how the thick and scary sharp blade flies open and nearly cuts my finger when I close it.

I’d almost wish for washers instead of ball bearings. Almost. If it wasn’t so much fn the way it is Wink

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Damascus or brushed satin blade today?

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The damascus one looks pretty good! Smile

Boker Plus Federal for me:

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I seem to have misplaced my trusty pocket pal this weekend, and i do not like that so i have just done something about that Big Smile
Nothing big in size or prize, at least the price part i can not carry these days, the budget just took a major dive off a cliff into a puddle of acid rain.

There is a reason a pair of pants have 2 pockets at least, one pocket for the keys and one pocket for a knife.

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isti242 wrote:
The damascus one looks pretty good! Smile

Boker Plus Federal for me:

I almost bought one when they had it on sale… but the clip issue kind of lost it for me. Still, quite a handsome knife & the clip design is an interesting novel idea (that I think they could’ve done better).
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Yes, the idea was good but it didn’t work in practice that’s why I bought a belt sheath for it.

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isti242 wrote:
Yes, the idea was good but it didn’t work in practice that’s why I bought a belt sheath for it.
Smart move. It’s slender enough to work well in a sheath.

Been carrying a Boker multi-tool I got from County Comm. It has the taupe colored scales. Nice deep carry. Gorgeous hollow grind polished blade.

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Nice Boker multi-tool! I like hallow grinds, and Boker did an amazing job on that one. Beautiful.

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Swabs wrote:
Nice Boker multi-tool! I like hallow grinds, and Boker did an amazing job on that one. Beautiful.

Actually Sanrenmu did that great job, like on their self-branded SRM WA721-A1
Too bad they only give the tip-up carry option on the Boker version.
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I carry a Victorinox Huntsman on a daily basis. It’s awesome.

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The replacement for my Ganzo automatic that was lost,,,,,, and found again last night.
Anyways a man cant have too many knives,,,,right Cool

Item in question Boker Plus lateralus Steel.


It feel quite nice, and the edge on it from the factory are not bad, but i personally prefer a bit more shine ( polished ) edge.
So this new “toy” will get a spin in my pocket in the weeks to come, and the Ganzo get a well earned rest again.

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My 20 year old Buck Lightning

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