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#6282421 - 05/01/16 02:50 PM My First (and probably last) )Bolsters
Misfire Offline

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 774
Loc: Hood County
I decided to give bolsters a shot and it was a total pain in the butt. I had the wrong thickness material and spent a lot of time grinding them down and then the nickle silver pins don't match the nickle silver bolster material so they stick out like a sore thumb. Overall I'm happy with the way they turned out.

This little 3 finger knife is 3/16" O1, cryo, RW Tested and acid etched with stabilized maple scales and nickle silver hardware.

"I wanna go fast" -Ricky Bobby

"Mind bottling isn't it?" -Chazz Michael Michaels


#6282824 - 05/01/16 08:16 PM Re: My First (and probably last) )Bolsters [Re: Misfire]
MikeC Offline
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Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 13423
Loc: Grayson County
The fit and finish on the bolsters looks real good but I hear ya. I hate doing bolsters but if that's what the customer wants I do them. Although my price increases when I do.

In every old body lives a young person wondering what the hell happened!

#6283546 - 05/02/16 11:44 AM Re: My First (and probably last) )Bolsters [Re: Misfire]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13656
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
That's a great looking knife. The pins showing doesn't bother me at all, and I have quite a few customs with bolsters.

Very well done. up
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