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Amatuer customs

Postby RWB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:10 am

I'm no knife maker by far but I like to tinker. These were fun though and turned out fairly nice. One is an Olsen 4.75 in. blade that I bought at a pawn shop several years ago. It had the plastic stag grip. I re-handled it in cocobola with a pure silver guard and pommel. The other is a Camillus commercial, repro M4 bayonet. I aquired this at an auction several years ago. I have no use for a bayonet but really love the blade so I removed the pommel and guard and polished off the parkerizing. I made a new pommel and peened it on and made a nice sheath knife out of it. I made the sheaths out of horse butt leather. Really like this site since I found it. Lots of good info.
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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby Brumbydownunder » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 am

Nice Job .... on both knives and the sheaths ... the sheath for the bayonet caught my eye ... interesting keeper setup ::tu::
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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby orvet » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 am

Nice job RBW, Welcome to AAPK! ::welcome::

I just put together a Camillus Mark II fighting knife from parts I got. Not a lot of creativity required, just assembly. :lol:
I do like the way you put together the M4. It looks great! ::tu::
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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby RWB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:15 am

Thanks both. I'm lookin for another fun project. I'll have to visit the pawn shops regularly and keep an eye out on ebay. I'm wantin to find another Solingen like the Olson

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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby doglegg » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 am

Some pretty high praise so far. I agree, those look great. ::nod::

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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:33 am

Both very nice, but the old bayonet is outstanding. I also like the idea of shell sheaths. Very high class.
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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby Delmar Morgan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 am

Good job!! ::tu::

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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:22 am

Very nice work restoring them! I really like the bowie, cocobola goes really well with this knife. Great job man!

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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby RWB » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:14 am

Thanks again. I notice that there are others who get a kick out of "improving", repairing or customizing maker knives. When I do it, it's strictly for fun.

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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby Doc B » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:31 am

RWB wrote:Thanks again. I notice that there are others who get a kick out of "improving", repairing or customizing maker knives. When I do it, it's strictly for fun.


Sweet! Also, those who get a kick out of seeing improved, repaired or customized! Welcome to the site!
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Re: Amatuer customs

Postby samb1955 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Those look great, keep it up and you'll only get better.


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