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Custom GSO Handles - WIP thread

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by TRfromMT, May 6, 2017.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Just a WIP picture of the sheath I'm having made for the 2.7. It is a pocket style, slip sheath, with a little "scout influence". It has a narrowed section so I can wrap a couple layers of paracord. He still has to stitch it and do the wet-forming, but I love how it's coming along.

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  2. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Love the flag-stamp :thumbsup: Looking forward to the finished project. And WOW are those scales ever nice (*insert drool emoji here*)
     
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  3. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I'm drooling like Chiral. Can you share who your sheath guy is either publicly or through PM? If not that's ok too, you just got me curious. I've spent my whole life keeping it on the straight and narrow with kydex and nylon, but between this thread and Sagewood models, I'm getting the urge to dabble with some leather on the weekends.
     
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  4. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
  5. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Next up... These are the scales for my 4.7. These are only finish sanded at 1000 grit, no oil or other finish yet... IMG_20170603_115204_270.jpg
     
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  6. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Looking great :thumbsup:

    If they look this good at this point in the process I can't wait to see what they'll look like when finished!
     
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Here is the finished project. It is hard to describe how lively this material is. The grain takes on completely different shading and waviness from different angles. It's almost impossible to photograph to convey how much it moves and ripples. Koa is my absolute favorite.
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  8. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    @TRfromMT WOW!!!! :eek::D
    Nice work, my friend.

    If you were to put me in charge of your marketing I'd call these the Tasmanian tiger handles and make some reference to buying them up before they go extinct.

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  9. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014

    I. Love that look. Nice design.
     
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  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Tony's work was not only really really good to start with and quite clever with it came to his design and engineering background (cuing the Necker-Folder), but his work is now getting more exquisite as he gets more experienced with this hobby. Very well done Sir :thumbsup:

    OT: I have also had the pleasure of communicating with Tony privately regarding some of our common interests when it comes to other folders and he's nothing but a class act and wealth of info which is more than willing to share. A very great stand up forumite as well as very talented one as already alluded to above.
     
  11. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Wow - thank you, @Casinostocks I very much appreciate this community, and have made some genuine friendships here. My knife hobby is probably different from a lot of you guys. I don't use my knives nearly as hard or as often as you guys. I don't pick knives necessarily for the same reasons - for performance and steels that will take all sorts of varied conditions. I choose knives that support my woodworking hobby. (Folders being a different story). I came upon S!K and now CPK specifically looking for the "1911" of knives. Timeless, classic, hard use designs. Significant, loyal following. And importantly - interchangeable grips!

    But what I've found here is a group of enthusiasts that are just fantastic to be around. I appreciate that you all let me indulge my hobby and show off a bit. More significantly, many of you have sought out my work, and I can't tell you how much fun it is to seem my work displayed on your knives.

    (Again - NOT a solicitation for work here).

    Thanks to everyone for letting me hang out. I find it is just as important to contribute to this community as to any that I am a member of. I'm glad you guys appreciate my little contribution to the knife world.

    I am waiting on my last S!K to come back to me. Until then, my next projects will be posted over in the CPK sub forum...
     
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  12. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Here is the finished project. This one is done!

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  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Son of a gun that's nice Tony. The scales....the sheath.....it all just fits :cool:
     
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  14. NXPRSS

    NXPRSS

    86
    Feb 15, 2015
    Very nice!
     
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  15. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I truly liked the look of the unfinished sheath, but the final product is pretty incredible :thumbsup:
     
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  16. rcb2000

    rcb2000

    Apr 15, 2014
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  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
  18. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    My other post seems a little weak compared to what ideas trying to get across. The unfinished sheath looked great, but the finished one really is amazing.

    I hold Sagewood in very high regard, especially when it comes to GSOs, but your pocket sheath really is a beauty :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^Gotcha. Thanks. The guy does some amazing work. I think he's just a hobbyist/part time leather worker.
     
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  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    So, I sent off my old-spec GSO 4.1 last year for a custom regrind and I can't tell you how excited I am to be getting this back! I am of course going to fully pimp it out with handles and I have some custom leather for it. I just couldn't wait to let you guys in on this....

    More details to come. This is just a picture he sent me via instagram.

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