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Copi-mod .

Completed Opinel n07 blade etched and stonewashed with copper higonokami style handle and rustic leather pocket slip for a Rad US client .

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Opi no9 .

To match up the recent opi tanto I pimped up for the same customer . Etched and stonewashed high carbon blade , sculpted ,dyed and stonewashed beech wood handle with added brass lanyard hole .

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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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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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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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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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If Batman EDC’d a SAK   .

 Recently made up for a customer in sculpted peel ply G-10 with GITD green in fill and green trit marker and stone-washed pocket clip .

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Kryptek Typhoon Opi-mod.

Carbon steel stonewashed Opinel no4 blade in kryptek Typhoon kydex higonokami style handle for a UK SAR team member with Glow Inc blue epoxy in fill .

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Rustic pocket slip .

 On the way to a US customer is this veg-tan leather pocket slip to house one of my copper Opinel mods  .

 Its been double dyed for an aged effect rubbed back with wire wool . Its then  further distressed on the workshop floor and has hammered copper saddlery rivets .

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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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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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