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Custom Benchmade Scales

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop: Services Offered' started by deathofallthings, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. steelpastor

    steelpastor

    4
    Mar 11, 2017
    Ryan,
    I am looking for scale options for a Benchmade 940 (or 940-2)… the thing is... they've got to be PINK! It's a gift. What are my options? Also, I prefer barrel spacers.
    Thank you.
     
  2. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    The only solid pink option I can think of is pink G10. This might be the only picture I have really showing the pink G10:
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    I honestly can't even think of any other pink materials that would be suitable for making a 940 with. There might be some resin or kirinite materials in pink, but those would only really be suitable as an inlay. Sorry I don't have any other options for you. Someone needing to have pink knife handles doesn't come up all that often. Anyway, email me if you're interested in having a set made. [email protected]
     
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  3. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    A few from this week:

    Carbon Fiber Slim Griptilian
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    Black G10 Slim Griptilian with texture milling and solid spacer
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    Coarse black peel ply G10 940
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    Regular black G10 940 with solid spacer
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    Black paper micarta bolster, silve twill accents, kirnite back half full size griptilian
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    Mini griptilian in gray g10 with orange liners and pivot collar
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  4. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Some stuff from this week.

    The Slim Griptilian and the updated mini griptilian with option texture milled area. (full size full thickness griptilian will be the next one I update with textures)
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    Coyote G10 Spacer for the standard 940
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    Black Canvas full size griptilian
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    Olive drab green and black G10 mini grip
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    Gray G10 940
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    Jade G10 940-2
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    Carbon fiber full size with aquamarine mother of pearl liners
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  5. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Updated full size full thickness griptilian. Not a lot different but I can do textures and stuff now over the contoured surface. I think I have enough textured designs for the "inlay" area. Next I'm going to work on some textures to cover the entire scale.
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    Also another CF Slim griptilian
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    And a micarta mini barrage and mini griptilian
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  6. Michael Sankewitsch

    Michael Sankewitsch Gold Member Gold Member

    111
    Nov 4, 2018
    I am so glad you got it together with the Barrage line. Now I just need to figure what I want....
     
  7. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Some stuff from last week.

    Gray G10 with Red G10 spacer 940
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    Blue twill for a 940-1
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    Silver twill for a 940-1
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    Marbled CF with ironwood inlays
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    CF mini barrage with voodoo resin inlays
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    And another CF Slim griptilian
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  8. dgaddis

    dgaddis

    43
    Dec 26, 2018
    This may have been answered already somewhere....

    I'm patiently waiting for you to offer Bugout scales (HURRY UP ALREADY! haha, kidding, kindasorta).

    When they're available, I've got two questions 'cause I can't decide if I want micarta or carbon fiber:
    With the no-liner construction of the Bugout, is micarta strong enough to hold up long term? I've never had anything with micarta so I'm pretty ignorant.

    Wearing in :: I know the look of micarta will change over time, and in a good way IMO, I like it. Any photos of a carbon fiber scaled knife after a few years of wear and tear?

    When new carbon fiber looks amazing...but if it looks worn out vs worn in after a few years I'll likely go with micarta.
     
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  9. OzarkCreeker

    OzarkCreeker

    7
    Jan 29, 2019
    Ryan i would like to buy some scales sir. Mini griptilian in gray g10 with orange liners and pivot collar

    Please contact me.

    Josh
    479747055two
    [email protected]

    Thanks
     
  10. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Sorry I haven't checked the thread in awhile.

    I probably will not be doing micarta scales for the bugout. The scales are too thin and it doesn't have nearly any steel liner to it. I think I'll stick to G10 and micarta for that model when I get to it.
    Here's a couple shots of my well used micarta mini grip:
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    Carbon fiber on the other hand basically looks new forever. The pattern really hides any wear and scratches from your eyes and the color does not change over time.

    Just send me an email if you're interested: [email protected]
     
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  11. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Here's some stuff from this week.
    Black G10 Griptilian with orange G10 liners and spiral texture plus a solid black G10 backspacer
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    Jade G10 Slim Griptilian
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    Gray G10 Explorer style Griptilian, orange G10 liners and pivot collar
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    Canvas micarta flat sided griptilian
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    Canvas micarta mini griptilian with moonglow spacer
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    Olive Drab Green G10 griptilian with orange G10 liners
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    Carbon Fiber griptilian with blue G10 liners
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    Black G10 mini griptilian with dyed burl inlays
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    Black peel ply g10 940
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    Red shred CF barrage with red G10 liners
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    Carbon fiber mini griptilian
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    Gray G10 940 with dyed gray maple burl inlays and spacer
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    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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  12. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    833
    Nov 7, 2009
    Moonglow scales for the Bugout a possibility?
     
  13. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Haven't finished the bugout program yet. Hopefully by the end of February. Moonglow scales won't be a possibility for that knife though. The scales are too thin and it doesn't have much of any steel liner to support the scales, moonglow is not strong enough for the job. It might be that I'll be able to do some kind of CF or G10 scales with glow accents or inlays though. We'll have to wait and see what I come up with when I get that far.
     
  14. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    833
    Nov 7, 2009
    Go ahead, just crush my soul. Its fine.
    (lol, thanks for the heads up)
    Are moonglow spacers for the Bugout a possibility?
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  15. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    They might be when I get to programming the bugout. Unfortunately I'm way behind where I want to be with that project. Sorry for the delay. Hopefully for march sometime.

    Been awhile again, so here's a bunch.
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  16. Dr Blazer

    Dr Blazer Gold Member Gold Member

    140
    Sep 7, 2018
    WOW!!! Your scales are amazing!
    I would love to buy some for my Mini Grip. Do you have any Macassar ebony wood? I would love to buy the entire scales made of Macassar ebony instead of just the inlay. I have some Macassar ebony blanks & veneer if you need some. Can you make the entire scales of stabilized wood as well?
     
  17. BladeRunner23

    BladeRunner23

    6
    May 12, 2018
    Dude, you're an artist and a genius. I'm going to order some scales for my mini grip as soon as I can decide which one. So many good choices!
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2019
  18. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Sorry I missed this one. I don't do full wood scales. Even with the hardest stabilized hardwoods about half the ones I tried end up cracking around the axis lock. It's just too thin there. That's one of the reasons I came up with the inlaid and bolstered look, so you can get some of the classy wood look, but have a good composite up front where more strength is needed. Sorry again, you're definitely not the first one to ask about full wood scales.


    It has been much too long again. Here's some highlights from the last two weeks.

    So since 3 different inlay patterns weren't enough for the 940, why not add another. This one lets you keep the chamfers down the sides... it's sort of a faux bolster. This one is marbled carbon fiber body with lightning strike carbon fiber bolster inlay.
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    Python Canvas Micarta
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    Carbon Fiber bolster with bloodmoney back half and spacer
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    Black G10 with full length "Cosby Sweater" BWP inlays and spacer
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    Black Linen Micarta
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    Canvas micarta bolster with amboyna back half and spacer
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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
  19. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    862
    Jan 3, 2011
    Black G10 with full length ironwood inalys
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    Neon Green G10 with spiral texture mill and moonglow backspacer
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    Marbled carbon fiber with "Granite" BWP inlays
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    Carbon fiber with ironwood inlays and spacer
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    Carbon fiber "Slim" griptilian with red pearl kirinite liners
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