Modified Old Hickory

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  1. CSMMIKE

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    Here is my first attempt at making micarta scales for an OH I modded. I alternated strips of black and green burlap and used some scrap red cloth as liner material. The lanyard tube I made from a section of neck from an old propane torch. I still have to do a little final smooth sanding. I kind of wish I had gone with all green burlap and made the liners a little thinner but it is what it is now. Not sure whether I should put some kind of finish on the scales to bring out the color a little more.

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    It looks awesome, I like the handle color and liners as they are.
     
  3. Knighthorse

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    Subtle. I like it just like it is. Very attractive, yet not gaudy as some are made. ("Violet and magenta micarta, with lime green accent spacers, finished off with a simply stunning sky blue and fire engine red kydex sheath!) yech, it's not a fashion show. :). Great work.
     
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    I like it. Especially that repurposed brass lanyard tube.

    Old Hicks are hard to beat.
     
  5. hauntedchild

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    Very nice I prefer simple my self, are you a maker or a hobbyist?
     
  6. steene

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    That looks nice! Well done!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    I like it very much. You got thinking about modding my old hickory. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Looks good. I've been wanting to get a OH to mod. What model and length was it before the mod? Thanks.
     
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    Yup,what he said.
     
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    That's bad ass. Modding an OH, with home made micarta, and liners. So much win.
     
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    Love the looks of those scales. Look super grippy and the color is superb. How exactly did you make the micarta? Would love to see some more on homemade micarta.
     
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    Nicely done, looks like it will stay in the hand, no slipping.
     
  14. CSMMIKE

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    This one was the 7" Butcher.
     
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    There are a number of YouTube videos that provide detailed instructions on how to make your own micarta. I just took what I thought were the best ideas from a number of those videos. I used Bondo brand fiberglass resin and burlap fabric from the local Walmart. Any type of burlap will work fine. If I had any of the old burlap grain sacks available I would have used those. I made a small form from scrap wood and used C-clamps to apply the pressure. A disposable plastic container to mix the resin and dip the cloth in, some waxed paper and some rubber gloves and you are good to go. I used a hacksaw, rasp, files and sandpaper to shape the scales.
     
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    Man that thing is ugly. To save you the embarrassment of others seeing it out of the goodness of my heart I will take it off you hands. (I'll pay for shipping). :)
     
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    I just enjoy making my own gear if I can; and I have handled a few knives for friends/relatives. Here are a couple Lauri blades I put birchbark handles on. 100_2996.jpg
     
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    That is incredible work, I am thinking that is going to be a very useful knife that you will make a lot of memories with. Your craftsmanship on the knife is very good.
     
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    Very nice job...my old hick is on permanent kitchen duty....but I might have to add another to the collection
     
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    Old Hicks. Love them. Nice job.
     
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    One of the coolest Old Hickory mods I've seen in along while! Great work!
     
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    Good work there.
     
  23. kcardwel

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    You have real skill in doing that. Great stuff!
     
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    looks good, is that the butcher knife cut down? I have a couple waiting for some mods just deciding what direction to take them.
     
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    Very nice work man! Don't change a thing! That's exactly what I plan on doing with several of these, the top two are Ekco Forge, the bottom is PAL the rest are Forgecraft. Haven't tried it yet but that was the plan while accumulating these this winter. Now that the weathers good I just gotta get off my lazy butt and getter done!
    Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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    Very cool.
     
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    How is your project coming along?
     
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    That's a good looking blade . I like the red liners in the handle great work!
     

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