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Another Copi-mod .

 On its way to another US customer

Soviet era copper from ammo crates hammered , etched and stone washed fitted with an etched and stonewashed high carbon steel Opinel no4 blade  surrounded by my treasures found on the coast .

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A few pics up just to show the differences between the original No.6 and the recently pimped one I did .

 Removing the locking ring (for UK legal carry ) and flattening the sides of the beech wood handle has generally made for a much lower profile carry .

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 Steam punk Copper on-lay scales for Sebenza .

I just heard this arrived back safe with its owner who’s very happy with the copper on lay scales .

Hammer hardened copper , etched and stone washed which can easily be removed from the original Ti scales via the pivot and back spacer bolts .

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Rustic Rex .

This Farid made Rex 121 steel Mule was a recent commission from a UK customer who wanted a full on rustic post apocalyptic Steam punk mule handling.

We chatted about various handle options and in the end settled on copper clad G-10 un -etched mother boards .

The double copper clad g-10 is what I often uses as liners and here have laminated 2 pieces sandwiched between a thicker ghost green G-10 liner giving a total of 7 lamination’s on each handle side .

 The copper was then lightly etched in ferric before being coated in brass black and rubbed back with wire wool .

 Beach found hammered copper ships nails are used as pins through the tang with a Victorian era gas pipe for the lanyard hole .

 Perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea  but a fun build all the same and a happy Customer hopefully .

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Copper ultra slim.

A pimped up toxic post apocalyptic Steam punk'ish Opinel mod that I made up for fun yesterday .

 The carbon steel no.4 Opinel blade was striped out then dark etched in ferric with a hint of copper .

The Higonokami style one piece handle was beaten out of an old copper pipe , which was flattened then hammer hardened .

 Its secured with a kydex eyelet and a torx pivot and was then all etched , brass blackened and then stone washed for an aged effect .

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Knife in the sky with ferric chloride .

Not quite as catchy as ’Lucy in the sky with diamonds ‘ but Ive started to pimp up that big TOPS Tahoma field knife . It was too large a blade for my normal dip tank so had to use a plastic tray outside hence the clouds in the picture .

At the customers request the black coating was removed , the blade then etched and stonewashed , I still have to sort the scales out but wanted to show the customer the WIP so far  .

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Pimped War Toad .

Following on from this thread here http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/103655587101/boker-plus-war-toad-currently-in-the-shop-for  here’s the Pimped /modified War Toad friction folder from Boker knives.

 The Customer requested me to replace the factory G-10 scale with a solid bronze 5mm thick scale . This was shaped then hammered and then etched / blackened before being stone washed for an aged effect 

Ive also etched and stone washed the 440c blade as the customer preferred the look to the original satin finish and have added some  jimping to the Titanium spine spacer which was then heat anodized and then further stone washed to mute the heat colors .

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Pimped Opinel no.8 .

 Following on from the N0.4 which I recently showed here is the larger locking version .

 Same Nessmuk inspired bull-nose tip which will hopefully offer better protection against possible tip loss as the steel in these blades is quite thin

The blade and locking ferrule were etched in FC  and the beech wood handle was flattened  ,sculpted and dyed with a copper lanyard ring added .

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Copper Opinel no10 tanto .

 Another non locking Higonokami style rustic opinel pimp for a US customer with full stonewashed finish with added blue GITD in the one piece copper handle  .

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