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Rdubya18 wrote:
It is on the narrow side , but still fits in my hand comfortably. The super smooth action and beautiful blade make it worthwhile. It’s one of my favorites to sit and fidget with.

Thank you! I got tempted by the all black version. Smile

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This seems like a good pic for today Hat Boker Burnley

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I cut a rectangular piece of titanium off a bar and made the pocket clip. Quite a chore without a mill but I am stubborn.

Flat sanded the blade and polished it with a leather strop. Also flat sanded the scales then anodized at around 112V to green. They actually color shift between a dusky blue and bright green. Anodized the clip to match.

Awful lot of work on a pricey knife to get it where I expected it to be…won’t do that again!


I know how you feel about to make a clip without a mill.

I’ve lost the awkward clip on my Chinese TiLock so I had to make my own one. No pictures after anodizing it but I’m quite satisfied.

Working on carbon fiber was somewhat easier:

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You guys all do nice custom work .

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Haven’t carried either one yet , but I just got these during the Olight sale .

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DB Custom wrote:
xevious, I hear you. I was expecting a windfall that came but at a lot lower amount. I charged the Slim Flipper based on what I was told and it took 4 months to get made. The windfall barely paid car insurance and they really don’t do cancellations… $150 charge to cancel an order!

It came in without the black blade finish, wrong color. On bearings but VERY difficult to close. I put ceramic bearings in it, cut about a 3/4” long concave groove in the scales at the top of the handle to relieve the area where the finger lands when flipping the blade. Also cut about 5/16” out of the presentation side scale to expose the frame lock making it easier access to release the lock. AND I cut the lock retension groove from .061” to .050” as the lock bar was very strong. Also radiused the inner edge of the lock bar to ease how it would bite the thumb. Then I made the little black diamond shaped plug for the lanyard groove from linen micarta as a stop for my thumb to help grab it out of my pocket.

I cut a rectangular piece of titanium off a bar and made the pocket clip. Quite a chore without a mill but I am stubborn.

Flat sanded the blade and polished it with a leather strop. Also flat sanded the scales then anodized at around 112V to green. They actually color shift between a dusky blue and bright green. Anodized the clip to match.

Awful lot of work on a pricey knife to get it where I expected it to be…won’t do that again!

Ah, I hear you. The sought after pricey knife when you expected to be flush with funds. That’s pretty upsetting that so much wasn’t right out of the box! But kudos to you for having the confidence to make changes that resulted in success. Especially the titanium clip. Looks wonderful—beautiful job, DBC!

My semi-grail was to get an uncommon Spyderco in used condition for $100 or less. Timing fell in my lap, when the Vrango showed up. Pretty much unused other than a slight blemish that deemed it a “seconds” by Spyderco, so it has a very tiny notch in the blade to signify it. $99 shipped. OK by me—this knife is a beaut. Such smooth action. Frame lock snaps into 100% position. Funky curved tanto-style blade. It’s a little jewel to me. Whenever I get fixated on buying another knife, I take out the Vrango and 3 others… then clear my cart. Knife collecting is the only one I’ve been good about resisting, otherwise I’d probably have several dozen!

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Going back to an older knife model (CRKT Ryan) today. 

I wish it was a flipper but the thumb stud is good.

EDC

FW3A, SST20 4000K || S21A, Crescendo Mtn20DD, LH351D 4000K || SP32A, SST40 5000K

Recent/ongoing Mods:

S2+, TexAven 17mm, LH351D | S21A, Crescendo 20mm, XPL HI 5000K | L2 w/Mtn17DD Zener Guppydrv, XHP-50 | C8+ OP, DD XHP-50

SP32A w/SST40 5000K | TIR Upgrades | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/6A 20mm & LH351D | S2+, Biscotti, Nichia 219C 2700K |

Reviews:

Sofirn SP31 v2.0 Tactical Flashlight (Cree XPL HI) || Sofirn SD05 Scuba Diving Flashlight || Sofirn SC31 USB Rechargeable (XP-G3) || Sofirn SC31 Pro 5000K

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Really like this Oknife Splint . Comfortable to hold , really easy smooth action. N690 blade steel has been holding a great edge . I think Kizer manufactures their knives .

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Last few days my EDc knife is Benchmade Puukko in a Kydex sheath I made. Love the design and 3V is by far my favourite knife steel. Easy to sharpen and can take a beating.

I usually carry it on a kit bag. The one in the picture is my own design Smile

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You make some cool things, Mraz! Cool

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Thank you. I make/modify all my gear, it’s just something I like to do.

I made a short video about the kit bag, not really my thing (making videos) but i promised the manufacturer to do so.

If it sounds interesting here’s the link: https://youtu.be/a2MZ2zKQ-oI

Ignore the “easter european English”, I don’t get to talk much.

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Nice video. (the english is perfectly adequate).
Here in the city I would need a completely different kit btw.

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That's all really nice Mraz! 

I have a similar bag and have attached it to the straps on my day backpack via carabiners and existing D rings. The setup is perfect for keeping items at hand.

EDC

FW3A, SST20 4000K || S21A, Crescendo Mtn20DD, LH351D 4000K || SP32A, SST40 5000K

Recent/ongoing Mods:

S2+, TexAven 17mm, LH351D | S21A, Crescendo 20mm, XPL HI 5000K | L2 w/Mtn17DD Zener Guppydrv, XHP-50 | C8+ OP, DD XHP-50

SP32A w/SST40 5000K | TIR Upgrades | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/6A 20mm & LH351D | S2+, Biscotti, Nichia 219C 2700K |

Reviews:

Sofirn SP31 v2.0 Tactical Flashlight (Cree XPL HI) || Sofirn SD05 Scuba Diving Flashlight || Sofirn SC31 USB Rechargeable (XP-G3) || Sofirn SC31 Pro 5000K

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I also have an Helikon Numbat I use and when in urban enviroment I carry them like a satchel. It makes them not stand out, especially the Helikon one since it is gray.

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Just picked up a Damned Designs Fenrir from Blade Show West last Friday.
And my trusty AAA Tool and a Wise Men Company Pill Bug.
http://imgur.com/a/bp4AG2t

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Nice work Mraz, that sheath is pro all the way!
I find 3V very much to my liking as well. Interested in the new Magnacut but have yet ti find one that usurps my current fave. Wink

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Mraz wrote:
N2032

Last few days my EDc knife is Benchmade Puukko in a Kydex sheath I made. Love the design and 3V is by far my favourite knife steel. Easy to sharpen and can take a beating.

I usually carry it on a kit bag. The one in the picture is my own design Smile

The kit bag looks nice. Is it a chest bag?

update:
yes, it’s a chest bag (after watching the video)

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A friend from Thailand sent me this machete. I believe they are called an “Aranyik”, but not sure. Might be called a “Laab”, as a dual purpose to chop meat as well as jungle brush. Use it for camping and had the leather sheath made so it doesn’t slice up my backpack. It’s very sharp. Blade is 12 inches, and handle 7 1/2 inches. Dollar bill for scale.

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