Rehandled my RMD

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  1. VaughnT

    VaughnT Member

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    That's very nice work. The maple looks excellent. I've never seen maple that red before, but I like it. Was it dyed?
     
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  2. Paycheck

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    Not sure. I got it from Texas knife supply. Here's the before and after pic.
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  3. Andy the Aussie

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    Brilliant work mate !
     
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  4. Paycheck

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    Thanks, brother.
     
  5. 91bravo

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    Wow, what a transformation! The before and after pic really tells it all!
     
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  6. Paycheck

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    Yeah, I didn't realize how big of a change it is until I put them side by side. I guess because I stretched the process over a week, the transformation was more or less gradual for me. But now that I look at it, it is very different.
     
  7. VaughnT

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    The before-n-after really highlights the quality of your work and how big a difference it made. The original knife is something that I would have gladly passed by if I saw it on a website or shop window. Your rework, however, transformed the knife into a timeless classic that I'd be glad to own.
     
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  8. AddictedToSteel

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    What a transformation! I have a couple RMDs and I would not have been able to tell that you started with one.

    Beautiful work.

    However, unlike an ESEE, I'll bet you voided the warranty. :)
     
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    The original is more of a tactical knife. I thought of it as the missing link between ESEE-4 and ESEE-5. It's thinner stock and grind than the 5, but it's sturdier than 4. I just wanted a different handle shape and something prettier. Think PLSK, in SR101, FFG, and maple burl handle.
     
  10. Paycheck

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    Thank you. Yeah, the feeling is familiar to me, I void the warranty with pretty much every knife I own.
     
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    Great work! I like folks that aren't afraid to mod their tools.
     
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    Great job man!
     
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    A+ Sir
     
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    Beautiful work. Love that before & after pic.
     
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    Ratmandude thats sweet
     
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    Thanks, man. I've been enjoying this knife.
     
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