Retro Fighter!

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Valkman, Jun 24, 2008.


  1. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The other day I went to finally Gun Kote a knife - unfortunately 2 of the cans wouldn't work and the one that did was OD Green. Arg. So I sprayed and baked it, and tonight added my "new" top edge that'll be much easier to sharpen and much deadlier. LOL I applied green canvas micarta handles and will shape and sandblast them tommorow.

    So fire up the ganja, low crawl through some foliage and hear them Hueys roar overhead! Que up "The Boys in Company C", "Platoon" and "Apocalypse Now" and behold the Retro Fighter! Comes with belt sheath and black tape. [ROFL]
     
  2. RVM45

    RVM45 Monkey+++

    Exactly what kind of knife does one need to fight Retros?

    What do Retros look like? How much do they weigh? Are they dangerous?

    .....RVM45 [coffee2][lolol]
     
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Kinda like ZOMBIES, I think! [shtf]
     
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    As of now anyone can order Kydex sheaths in Black or Digital Camo, with a variety of fasteners for belt or MOLLE gear carry. Same price - Digital Camo comes in Desert and Gray. W00T! This is who's making them for me www.redhillsheaths.com
     
  5. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well here it is, too bad it didn't work out. This Gun Kote crap is supposed to be so tough it has to be sandblasted off yet after I got done shaping the handle a tiny hole developed in the middle of the left side of the blade. Then I taped the blade and sandblasted the handle but the tape wouldn't stick very well and I blasted some of the GK off. Good effort, nice knife, just not sellable.

    Very sharp and features my new "RibSlitter" tm top edge taser1

    Disregard the black spot - don't know where that came from:

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    Where I blasted the finish off:

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    I will be experimenting with these as I complete the orders - for instance I like this tod edge now for the sharpened ones. Ones that don't make it like this one will find a good home over in one of them Sandboxes. :)
     
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Glad to hear it. Had considered seeing it would want to pass it off cheap or let me buy the 'scrap' since it was 'unsellable' but giveing them to the folks in the sandboxes sounds like a much better cause. Looks great to me.
     
  7. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Wow thats pretty durable stuff that GK. If you wanna try a blackened blade you can always do mine up black. Wouldnt mind that happening to it.
     
  8. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I ordered some Aluma-Hyde from Brownell's and we'll see how that works until I can get my powder coating stuff going.
     
  9. andy

    andy Monkey+++

    wow looks great Valk!
     
  10. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    MM, PM me your address. I need someone who can field test "The Green Monster" and make a sheath for it also!
     
  11. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Gorilla proof, if they pass the test [booze]












    tried to quote and edited, sorry, left it same.
     
  12. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    LOL! CBMS, I'll keep that in mind as I go forward. Satin Black is what I wanted to use and I have "Wrinkle Black" powder coat paint that should look really good. I thought it'd be easy to find a cheap used oven but I guess not. I have access to a free one that needs work so I guess I'll get thet one.
     
  13. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

     
  14. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    lol I just showed the soon to be daughter in law what was on the way and she wanted me to tell you to mess up another one so you could send it to her.
     
  15. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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