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    Show us your Enzo Necker

    Just finished my first Enzo Necker - I have another on order. Scales are 5mm White Corian (a 12mm slab laboriously sliced in two), stainless Corby bolt and nickel silver pins.



    Scales are finished to 320 grit to leave a matt finish and it is reasonably grippy. It is actually more grippy when wet - with dry, dusty hands it is not so good. The scales were attached directly to the steel with polyurethane glue, no liners. This was surprisingly successful.

    The idea of the knife was to make something I could use in sandy, wet conditions. I was sick of cleaning folders of grit so I wanted a cheap, small fixed blade. I'm considering making a sheath with a zip or poppers so it doesn't get scratched any more than necessary.
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    Re: Enzo Necker

    Bloody marvelous!
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    Re: Enzo Necker

    That is a stunning wee knife!

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    Great, can't wait for mine to experiment with (never build a knife in my life). Yours is a wee looker, well done.
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    Re: Enzo Necker

    That's a very fine job you've done of that. Looks fantastic.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    you have done a good job there, looks really good. send the pic to Dennis.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    Very nice indeed, bit of kydex would be a good partner.
    Sharpen it like you love it, use it like you hate it.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    Thanks for the comments. guys. I know there has been some interest in this blade, especially with the Group Buy, so I thought I would share.

    What you can't see is all the scratches on the edges of the tang. If I was selling it I would spend more time finishing it but it will be a beater and will have more than a few scratches soon, anyway.

    I'm very pleased with the blade: it is a useful size and strops up nicely. The steel is pretty much the same as used in Victorinox SAKs, though being thicker and a full tang it feels a lot more robust. It really is a nice little knife.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    That looks really good.

    Im trying to decide what to use as scales when mine arrives - wood or micarta maybe.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    Quote Originally Posted by Chastiser View Post
    you have done a good job there, looks really good. send the pic to Dennis.
    I will when I've done a sheath of some sort

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    That s really sweet !! Nice job mate.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    nice

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    This looks great. Very clean. I've never used corian but sounds like an interesting material. What's it like to work with?
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    I was dreading it. When I started a thread asking what's the best glue to use with Corian people came up with a less than positive response to it. I found it easy to work with using woodworking tools. It is a bit more abrasive than most woods and it creates a bit of dust but nothing too bad. The finished scales feel good and it is surprisingly grippy - better than I expected.

    I found that polyurethane adhesive (Gorilla Glue) works very well for Corian straight on to steel. When the first scale was set I tried pushing it and even tapping it sideways (in shear) with a hammer before it was pinned or bolted and it didn't budge. But where the glue was exposed and had foamed up it was easy to scrape off the steel with a bit of scrap Corian. I will probably use Corian again.

    Btw, the last wood I used was African Blackwood. I won't be using that again in a hurry: it carves like butter but splits along the grain; it is almost impossible to sand along the grain and difficult to sand across the grain. And it is so dark it is hard to find the grain. Gives a beautiful finish, though, but so does Corian.

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    Re: Enzo Necker

    That's cool. Though it's a shame all the coloured corian is made to look like granite and marble. quite good on price though.
    It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
    Then it's a sport.

 

 

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