Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

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Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by thom » Fri May 08, 2020 9:08 pm

Here is one of the recent Flatguards by Walt. white bone with Damascus dagger blade. I think this is one of two made. Really nice knife, but I had the handle shaved. Now has a vintage feel and no big step from bolster to scales. I like the contrast of the white to Damascus. The smaller pictures are before the scales were shaved.

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by JulesVane » Sat May 09, 2020 1:00 am

Another beauty Thom!
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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by thom » Sat May 09, 2020 1:04 am

Thanks JV no one one else posting pictures. Thought I would get the ball rolling.

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by Chris51P » Sat May 09, 2020 2:31 am

I agree. The shaved scales give the knife a more fitted, custom finish.

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by thom » Sat May 09, 2020 12:59 pm

Chris51P wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:31 am
I agree. The shaved scales give the knife a more fitted, custom finish.
Chris have you done that also? I have done it to a few. Feels and fits much better
Feels like the vintage knives

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by Chris51P » Mon May 11, 2020 12:10 am

thom wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 12:59 pm
Chris51P wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:31 am
I agree. The shaved scales give the knife a more fitted, custom finish.
Chris have you done that also? I have done it to a few. Feels and fits much better
Feels like the vintage knives
Hey Thom - no I have not had scales shaved. I’m a novice so I certainly couldn’t do it. Did you do yours or did you have another member do it? The knife looks primo.

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by sprink » Mon May 11, 2020 1:39 am

Very nice indeed, i appreciate the shaved scales as well. Looks great with the Damascus blade

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by thom » Mon May 11, 2020 12:00 pm

Jeremy did it for me. AKA jimbrown257. He is quick and good.
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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by Chris51P » Mon May 11, 2020 3:40 pm

thom wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Jeremy did it for me. AKA jimbrown123. He is quick and good.
Thanks Thom. I've used Jeremy in the past for repairs and advice. He is very good.

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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by picklocksrock » Mon May 18, 2020 4:02 pm

Very nice. These new Walt’s knives with Chad Nichols Damascus blade profiles are extremely nice knives! Only a few were ever made and probably the few made will be the only ones forever. The rarest Walt’s Latama switchblades out there. I was lucky to message Walt right in time before the knives were all sold and I was able to pick out a beautiful primo Brazilian horn Chad Nichols, it’s super nice!
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Re: Walt's Latama Flat Guard customized

Post by thom » Mon May 18, 2020 7:43 pm

I don't know if anyone else here bought one of these, but with age it is showing more coloration. Some yellowish streaks and brown/tan flecks, It's getting better with age. Is this common with white bone?

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