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Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Griff, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Griff

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    Steel: 01
    Liners: White & Red G-10
    Handle Material: Rubberized Carbon Fibre

    Swedge and Gymping are etched lightly, rubbed with brass and 3000g trizact pad

    Flats are hand sanded to 400g Satin

    Main Bevel is hollow ground on a 10” wheel (roughly 1” high). The finish is 120g-280G Trizact Gator belts to Green fine scotchbrite belt to Blue extra-fine scotchbrite (still playing around with machine finishes)

    Thanks for taking a look,

    Cheers!

    Griff
     
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    Really good Griff. Grind lines look amazing. Nice shape and the racing stripes really pop out. How is the rubberized carbon fibre to work with on the grinder?
     
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    Thanks Dan!

    The rubberized carbon fibre from A.J Composites grinds very easy, and sands easily...that said the contours on this handle would probably look crispier and harder on G-10 or stabilized wood. They seem very subdued and rounded on this stuff. Think it’s just the nature of it being rubberized.

    Real grippy too.

    Thanks for commenting Dan, it’s appreciated. :beer::beer:
     
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    @dancom Have some repairs to do.

    Not knocking this stuff, I really like it, but I made a Kydex sheath (my first one so probably the issue), I used tape when making the mold. After that the fit was dubious, but it still did this to the rubberized carbon fibre. I think the lip of the kydex caught under a couple of sections that we’re thin from shaping/grinding/sanding, and right at the RCF bond layer...basically it chipped it sliding in.:confused:

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    Griff, I see what looks like a small rectangular piece of the weave has chipped away. I wouldn't expect any part of a twill/weave pattern to detach. That sucks man. Hopefully that's it and it doesn't start scabbing away. I may be prudent to round the edges a bit.

    Long ago, I had some wenge chip away on the edges. That was a complete re-do. I won't ever use wenge again without bolsters.

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    Yeah, you’re right, but thankfully there’s a lot of meat there lol...I will re-shape the front a touch.

    Right now (my opinion will probably change)...I hate Kydex :D
     

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