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Before and After

Post by thom » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:39 pm

Here is a 13" AGA Wasp Body. One of my favorite style knives. I bought this from AIK already customized with engraving and file work. It had the rare Kris Blade, had to have it. I like the burled scales but prefer horn. I found a set of Lucio Debion horn scales and had it rescaled. Hope you like it, cause I love the new scales. Here are before and after. I do still have the wood scales.
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Re: Before and After

Post by ljerr2 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:54 pm

L-O-V-E it! :)

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Re: Before and After

Post by JulesVane » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:03 pm

I love it too Thom. Great choice!
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Re: Before and After

Post by Tom19176 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:12 pm

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Before and After

Post by JulesVane » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:38 pm

Andrew Lee Adams at AIK does a great job with engraving and filework, but one thing I can't deal with is when they replace the traditional brass pins with 24K plated screws. I see they didn't do that with the original one Thom got from them, which I'm sure glad to see. The Brazilian horn was a great decision to go with Thom. These Flatguard picklocks with kriss blades are tough to find.
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Re: Before and After

Post by thom » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:01 pm

The pictures do it no justice. The scales are superb when in hand. I am really happy with the outcome. Thanks for your comments. Need I say who did the work? Jeremy

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Re: Before and After

Post by texans123 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:07 pm

I like the Before and After, but especially the Brazilian horn on the After. A beauty...very nice!

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Re: Before and After

Post by Corvus » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:10 pm

Now that's some gorgeous horn, right there. Great makeover!

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Re: Before and After

Post by Lucentcrow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 am

I liked it before but now it’s just special, beautiful horn I think these knives were supposed to have horn and the old guys tried and tested it and they knew what was best, wooden scales look great on other knives but not stilettos
Just my opinion.

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Re: Before and After

Post by hogwild » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:46 pm

Either is beautiful. As a dedicated pipe smoker for 51 yrs the burl does work well.
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Re: Before and After

Post by TRYKER » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm

hogwild wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Either is beautiful. As a dedicated pipe smoker for 51 yrs the burl does work well.
i started about 5 years ago, just did a smoke with a new falcon and some plum pudding.
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Re: Before and After

Post by portlandmike » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:57 am

That is just gorgeous Thom

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Re: Before and After

Post by thom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:31 am

Thanks, all. It was a tuff decision. But I still have the Burl just in case. I like them both, but I really like some nice cow horn.

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