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My RC6 Recurve

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by Jeff S1, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Jeff S1

    Jeff S1

    May 18, 2008
    I got the RC6 serrated a while back in a trade. I liked the knife overall, the serrations are well designed but just not my thing on a blade. I removed the serrations with my hand files (not to disturb the heat treat), hit the stones and finally the strop. I blued the logos, stripped the coating (blueing stayed put) and left the finish as it was by Rowen prior to coating the blade. It has a nice even rough satin type of look going, that may wear down & shine up some with honest use. I like it this way...any opinions? I forgot to mention that I sanded the screws also, they appear to be stainless and shined up nice and even.

    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  2. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Great job!
  3. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I like it! Not a big fan of recurves, but that one is more like a "reduced forte" shape. Nice trick with the blueing/stripping process! :cool:
  4. crowdog


    May 20, 2009
    look nice, thats a job well done. bubbafication done right.
  5. smustian


    Jun 23, 2009
    Looks like it is ready for some good use. Great job!
  6. Jeff S1

    Jeff S1

    May 18, 2008
    Thanks guys! I used to like my 6, now I REALLY LIKE IT.
  7. bushmattster


    Feb 24, 2009
    I like that. Looks good
  8. Dizwolf


    Aug 25, 2009

    *gasp* that's awesome.
  9. monk3yfist

    monk3yfist Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Nice work, the blueing looks great!
  10. Col. Cornelius

    Col. Cornelius

    May 20, 2009
    Good job, I like the look!

    Thanks for the idea about bluing the logo's!
  11. New Blades

    New Blades

    Apr 26, 2007
    Nicely done,a little unique.
  12. rocketbomb


    Apr 25, 2007
    Looks very nice. I like the blued logos. The recurve doesn't look too severe either, should make a fine knife.
  13. Longknife3

    Longknife3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm with 42Blades... While I am not a recurve kinda guy, your workmanship is outstanding!! The finish is top notch:thumbup: Bravo!!
  14. 65535


    Mar 14, 2007
    That is one sick RC-6.
  15. Longknife3

    Longknife3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Question... Once you stripped the blade, you didn't do anything to it at that point? No sanding? Just factory original minus the paint?
    Damn, I really like that finish!!

    The more I look that more I realize that is what my RATs will look like after some must needed using.
  16. Snakedoc

    Snakedoc Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Man, that looks great. You did a fine job!!
  17. JMAN86


    Sep 7, 2009
    Looks great, nice job.
  18. Jeff S1

    Jeff S1

    May 18, 2008

    You got it right, that is the finish under the coating.
    It is a nice satin look. I have stripped my 3 & 4 as well but sanded and polished them. The 6 was one I just left alone, trying out the blueing on the logos. I like the 6 satin look best of all.

    Thanks gang, for the nice feedback & comments!
  19. alaus


    Nov 11, 2007
    Very nice job.
    I've tried using a file to roughly convex a 1/4" blade but it didn't work. Either the blade was too hard or the file too soft or too fine.
  20. Billy516

    Billy516 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Excellent job. I love it!

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