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Another pimped Opinel .

This one is for Andrew from Valleydeepmountainhigh .  When we discussed the pimp on the phone  He asked to keep the locking ring on and for it to have a tanto type tip .

 As this was a carbon steel No.6 Opinel I decided against a stone wash finish which may aid rusting and chose a deep dark etch in ferric chloride instead.The whole knife was dipped including the locking ferule as there was no need to take the knife apart .

 The original curved tip was flattened into a tanto’ish angle which was then resharpened at 25 degree’s to make a slightly thicker edge to the tip relative to the the thinner straight cutting edge  and I thought it gave it a shark like appearance .

 The original varnish to the beach wood handle was removed and then the sides flattened on a belt sander . As I was still thinking on a shark theme I then sculpted the sides with a small Dremel sanding drum to represent gills

The wood was then buffed on a medium grit abrasive wheel to round off any sharp corners but to also give some sharkskin like texture before dying the wood with black ash wood dye . The dye was then rubbed back using wire wool for an aged effect .

 I hope he likes it .

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You have to Google the area as in to make sure it’s close to anything fun/transportation that will get you somewhere fun, or you have to Google the area because people like to rent rooms out of homes in neighborhoods where you have to fend off knife-wielding pimps every night?


Pimped War Toad .

Following on from this thread here  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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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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Ready to pimp.

I bought these 3 Opinel’s yesterday from with the intention of pimping them up for re sale .

 Ive seen pics of the folding saw before but was quite surprised by the over all size of it in the flesh , the middle one is a No.8 locker and the smallest a No.4 non locking .

The only thing I can’t settle on is whether to pimp them as a set ie all 3 in the same style or to do them individually in contrasting styles?


 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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Another US made blade blank I handled up for former British SAS Armorer Gary Wines of Wines knives  .

 Gary re designed the boot knifes handle profile and asked that I scale it up in black peel -ply G-10 with removable Torx bolts so that they could fully test out the daggers over all design .

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Pimped Opinel No.4.

 This is the smallest non locking Opi in the series of 3 that Ive just finished which also includes a locking No.8 and the folding saw .

I thought long and hard to match them all up or to pimp them separately and in the end decided to do them similar but each is just a little different  as there’s always a 3rd option .

Ive re profiled the tip into a kinda full bellied Nessmuk style as I wanted a full strength tip on these and it kinda matches up nicely with the saw tip profile , the blade and ferule were then etched dark in ferric .

 The beech wood handle has been flattened on the sides  ,sculpted and Ive added a copper lanyard tube before being dyed with black ash wood dye .

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Pimped Opinel for a customer .

 I was recently asked to pimp up a stainless steel Opinel no6 for a good client .

He pretty much gave me free reign to customize as long as the blade was UK legal for EDC so had to be under 3 inch long and didn’t lock.

The blade has been removed , etched in FC and then stone washed as has the aluminum ferrule which has pitted nicely .

 The beech wood handle was flattened on the sides to lose the classic barrel shape and to make the handle a little more low profile and I then sculpted the sides with a Dremel .

 After sanding back the handle was dyed with black ash wood dye and then rubbed back with wire wool for a distressed effect to match up with the stone wash effect .

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