View Full Version : Pimp my Lochsa
04-01-08, 05:48 PM
I received a pristine Lochsa from a member here, had it in my pocket and a stray penny decided to give it a "love in" I know, I know, I'm not the Messiah I'm a very naughty boy.
I have seen these with a satin finish rather than the bead blasted that it is now, my question is this, are there any makers out there that could convert the body (blade is fine) to an all satin finish? I do not possess the tool to take it apart.
Of course I will be willing to pay.
04-01-08, 06:14 PM
Just had to google it to find it, thats one very nice folder.
Can it actually come apart the handle looks like its all made from one piece, so only the blade can come out. I am sure they got the screw driver bits on www.knifekits.com all you really need is some sand paper and elbow grease :)
04-01-08, 06:20 PM
I think its just the blade that comes out, when it comes to DIY I'm definitely in the destroy it yourself category, and I always go just that little bit too far.
04-01-08, 06:21 PM
The first ding is always the hardest.
Refinish it and you will have to go through it all again next time so i'd just love it as it is ;)
Sorry to hear this Dave.
I bet you said a naughty word when you found out.
Know nothing about folders (or much else for that matter) so my google came up with this (http://www.scottcookknives.com/assets/images/Lochsa.jpg)
It looks an annodised finish, would that be right? and has it been scratched through, showing the material underneath.
If that is the case, I don't really know what to suggest other than new scales
Have you contacted Scott Cook Knives to see what they advise?
Good luck with it anyway
04-01-08, 07:20 PM
Hi Chris, yes that's the one I think it is bead blasted like on a Sebenza, the markings arn't deep scratches, more rubbing marks, they are not that obvious, but I know that they are there, Ive tried before to get in touch with Scott Cook but was disappointed that he didn't return my e mailed question. It may be that I just have to live with the scratches.
Only trying to help Dave,
If it ain't scratched, could you not try polishing them out?
Start with T cut car compound
0000 steel wool sounds abrasive but it is the next one up from the compound
Polishing mop on a Dremmel would be next
Stitched mop on a buffer would be the most abrasive.
It looks an expensive thing, so I can understand you don't want b*lls it up but I would try the T cut to see if that has any effect.
04-01-08, 07:43 PM
Thanks for that advice Chris, I will try that T cut first.
Here is a BM Skirmish I pimped myself. I just used liquid abrasive cleaner for dishes and coarse dish sponge.
04-01-08, 08:26 PM
I did it to a plain sebbie i once had, with wire wool...
It's entirely possible that the mark on the handle is not a scratch, but material deposited from the penny -- Ti is pretty hard.
You might want to try removing the deposit rather than refinishing the scale...
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