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Spyderco PM2, CPM-S110V, Custom Scale Division Silver LSCF/ultramarine resin scales, Wise Men Company Signet and Fang, Flytanium titanium hardware, LynchNW titanium deep carry short clip. 119g after this retrofitting :) Custom Scale Division: https://cuscadi.de/ Wise Men Company: http://wisemencompany.com/ Flytanium: https://flytanium.com/ LynchNW: https://www.lynchnw.com/
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reswright
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May 20, 2020
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@method_burger did someone order a "yin-yang aesthetic"? :)
May 20, 2020
method_burger
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May 21, 2020
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im counting on the shelter in place to last a bit longer so i can squeeze in a few more projects lol. i have some left over brass and copper and i want to try forge welding for the first time. also gonna try to line it up with the wood (i got the olive, so all it has to do is be relatively straight) my personal inspiration for bolsters come from stan wilson and frank fischer. really like it when the bolster and blade patterns nearly match. https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/knives-by-maker/wilson-stan/135640.html also, i missed out on the schemp bowie. i'm still not fond of carrying folders over 3 inches, which is why at the time i opted for a zt450 (big mistake, bad heat treat), but at a glance, i either wanted the benchmade loco or the schemp bowie. they handle very similarly because of their canted blade-handle design. it had a very purposeful feel to it, a lot like handling the ferrum forge falcon. *sigh, all knives i like go out of production.
May 21, 2020
reswright
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May 21, 2020
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yes, for the life of me I don't know why more knifemakers don't go for those continuities in patterns between the open knife blade and the handle. I like to see it both at the macro scale with large design features, like blade apertures echoing features on the handle, and at the micro scale like that stan wilson piece with the seamless patterns. I sort of expect it at the macroscale -- whenever I see an open knife where the lines don't flow well from handle to blade, I think the designer was lazy. Matching waving mokume and damascus? That's impressive, I understand that the knifemaker moved heaven and earth to get that just so, so for me seeing it is less of an 'of course that's how it's supposed to be' and more of a 'coooooool'
May 21, 2020
kstokley
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May 19, 2020
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Very nice. I'm looking into Wise Men Company. They have some interesting stuff.
May 19, 2020
reswright
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May 19, 2020
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Yes, and if you don’t know what you’re looking at, their gear can also seem pretty strange, not to say inexplicable. Once you get it, then it seems obvious. I had no idea what the Splitfix was , for example. Had to see one in use.
May 19, 2020