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Get your maker on and post a pic of your latest EDC build, whatever it is. Dyeing some scales, regrinding a profile, filework, lanyard work, applying some patina, aftermarket parts or full on steampunk rebuilding , whatever you're doing to your knife, your flashlight, your phone case, your necklace, your key fob, post it here and give the rest of us some ideas. Or, hell, maybe just give us something to look at while we're trapped indoors. That works too.
I'll go first: my Rike F1, quarantine rebuild:
That's the tan handle dyed emerald green and hand weathered with 1000 grit and leather, and an 850 pound test paracord lanyard with a titanium slide (for cinching against your wrist).
Between the dyeing and the weathering I ended up with a look a bit like old, weathered bronze.
I like the look, will have to remember it for other projects. Almost went with a copper slide instead of the green Ti but I've been putting copper...
QSP Pelican review
Just received the Pelican yesterday 3/27. Initial impressions:
-Fairly substantial knife at 4.5 oz with good ergonomics. Fits nicely in my large hands. Nicely milled and finished micarta.scales. Deep carry pocket clip that allows about 1/2 inch to protrude from pocket. No hot spots for me. Gorgeous bowhead wharncliff blade shape. Thick blade stock with a fairly thin edge and even grind. Perfectly centered and extremely sharp.
An excellent slicer. Jumping on blade is excellent and extends 1.25 inches. along the spine. The jumping and flipper tab are not to sharp. However…
-Stiffest detent I have ever experienced. Tore a piece of my right index finder off the first time I tried to flip it. It was even difficult to open with 2 hands. I tried backing off the pivot screw a bit but it didn’t help and caused some blade rock. There was also a distinct grinding when swinging the blade open and closed.
So rather than send it back I decided to disassemble it and see...