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View Full Discussion Trying something different, yet again. 😬😁. Since I've been playing around with copper and silver recently, decided to attempt to bring this color and texture into the Gent. Totally loving how easy it is to customize, or even just personalize the Gent with just a couple of Torx screws. I had grown a bit tired of just swapping out the two different colored g10 scales I made. And I've been trying to make some jewelry for my wife with some of my bullion silver and a little copper.
At first I was just using two different materials to see what I liked best, then planning on making a third peice in that material. But like me, everyone I showed it to (mostly family), either couldn't decide what they liked most, or liked it with both as is. So for now, it's staying as-is. 👍🏻
The copper started out as a 7/8" copper pipe. Opened up, then flattened. And hammered with a roofing hammer for texture. The silver took a little more work. I had some bullion that I had melted and re poured into little 1 oz rectangle bars. With one of these, I started a-hammerin'. I tried doing it red hot, like forging steel. And also cold with fresh temper. Eventually the one ounce was close to the thickness of the copper. After drawing an outline around one of my existing scales and snipping it out, I was left with about 1/2 ounze of silver, in the rough oversized outline of a Gent scale.
Still not sure how to finish off the sides and make it look decent. But my family all suggested I just leave it as-is, to keep the rough "home crafted" look. I'm still not sure, but it's easy enough to wait while I try to come up with ideas. If you have any suggestions , feel free to throw them out.
Long story longer......here's the latest rendition.