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One of a kind Benchmade (pics)

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Travclem, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    My Presidio has been around the horn a time or 2 and was starting to show a little wear from it. I decided to give it a new life yesterday by bead blasting the scales and blade and throwing a sick edge on it.

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  2. XDfense

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    Looks great. Wish I could buy one looking like that.
     

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    nice, i gotta get a blaster, do you have your own?
     
  4. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Yes I do. Just a cheapo from Harbor Freight.
     
  5. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Slick! What medium are you using?
     
  6. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    80 grit glass beads from HF.
     
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    Great job! I never cared for the presidio's look, but yours looks killer.
     
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    You could sell those!
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Looks great. An option for you is to cold blue the fasteners. I've done a fair amount of backyard pimpin' with great results. The contrast is exceptional. I'm going to HF tomorrow :thumbsup:
     
  10. Travclem

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    Do you mean cold blue the 2 press fit collars that are in the scale? I left all of the screws black.
     
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  11. Caustic Mopar

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    That looks bad a Love it



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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Those and thumb stud. I assume the clip screws are black as well? Kinda hard to tell in the photo.
     
  14. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Yes the clip screws are black. I actually took the black studs off and put them on my Bedlam. I think the ones on it now are stainless. I guess I need to change those back now.


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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Either way. The knife looks great.
     
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    I should get one of those HF blasters, how much did it run you?
     
  17. Travclem

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    Around $120 I think


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    That looks spectacular!!!