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Tell me what you think.....New finish pics

M.Olexey Sep 15, 2008

  1. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Tried out a tumbled finish on this latest one (my FOS model).

    Bead blasted then vibe tumbled in ceramic media for two hours. The finish is nice and smooth, non-reflective light to medium grey. It also smoothed alll the edges for a real nice feel. Pictured here with CB G10 scales.

    Let me what you think about the finish.

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    different lighting..

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    all input welcome,


    mo
     
  2. marcinek

    marcinek Huge member

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    Thats very nice, mo! It goes particularly well with that color scales. Might go nice with a matte olive color too.
     
  3. M.Olexey

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    I think you're right. I'm going to try to get some of the OD green G10. I think the green canvas micarta would look good too.




    mo
     
  4. dfarmerknives

    dfarmerknives Tattoo Man says Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    It subdues the finish a bit. I lke it. Almost looks like a patina.
     
  5. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    It does almost look like an etched patina. I'm liking it pretty good the more I look at it.


    mo
     
  6. NEWT

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    i ilke it:schmoove:! if you go with green canvas scales buffed, i would leave the sides tumbled, and go back and satin the bevels, gives it that 2 tone look:devilzide. but i would leave it all tumbled if you blast the scales. great job MO.
     
  7. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    That would look sweet.


    Thanks for the good words brother.



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  8. HAMMERHEAD2

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    Well done, leave the bevels alone. Nice subdued finish, looks easy to maintain.
     
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    I wonder if you could (or would) apply that finish to a knife I have (Severtech). Would that be a bad idea for a blade that has already been sharpened, or non-issue?

    Did I mention I like this finish.
     
  10. M.Olexey

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    Thanks bud.

    It would require a resharpening (the beadblast and tumbling would kill the edge pretty good). I'll pm you the details.



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  11. Will

    Will Zermeno Knives Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Nice finish.

    If you need some green holler I have some.
     
  12. HMartin

    HMartin knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    That is a sweet finish Martin. Very Cool. As said above it goes really well the handle scales and would also rock with O.D. scales. Put that in a tan or O.D. kydex sheath and DAMN! what a sweet set up. I think that finish will catch on. It works on several levels.

    Hank
     
  13. cover6

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    Very Nice! I agree, the hadle color goes very well with it, I Have REKAT SIFU Folder and it has a tumbled finish also but not as nice as yours. I think any earth tone color would go great with this finish, just don't go with Black because it would give the knife a "dull" appearance, at least that's my opinion. Keep up the great work!
     
  14. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Thanks guys. I've been real happy with the durability of the finish. It holds up well and takes a lot of abuse before it starts to show wear.

    OD kydex would look damn good. I think I've got a piece so I'll whip one up.


    :ronl:



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  15. theMachine

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    Sweet, I like the FOS a lot.

    I have a question about the handles. To get those grooves, do you use a dremel?
     
  16. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Thanks!

    Most of the time I use the corner of an 8" scotchbrite wheel mounted on a buffer. You can also use the small scotchbrite wheels chucked in the die grinder. Never tried but I don't see why the right bit in a dremel wouldn't work.



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