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Really Stupid of me

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by bikerdoc, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    :fire::cuss: Cant believe it, Spent countless hours making a set of custom scales for my BK-11. really nice oak, cutting, forming, sanding, refining, etc.
    Almost ready to mount.
    My fault I Left them on my work bench, and the 3 year old granddaughter thinks they look like milk bones and gives them to the rotty.
    Anyone want a set of scales all chewed up and splintered:banghead:
    URRRRRR, Starting over today!
  2. Mp7

    Mp7 Well-Known Member


    show us the pix, man!
    (so we at least get a good laugh out of it)
  3. Todd A

    Todd A Well-Known Member

    Hah ! That's funny.

    You know you could wait. Becker/Ka-Bar should be coming out with micarta scales in a few months.

    I've started to prep my BK11 in anticipation.Still a work in progress. I stripped it by hand and am working on the final hand polish bit by bit. Once it is all smooth and shiny I might give it an instant patina. Or maybe let it earn one on its own.

  4. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Nice work Todd!!!! I like it!!

    MP7 No pics. Creamated with the trash in the burn barrel. No evidence of stupidity exists-What scales? huh?where? What are you talking about?
    No, not me.
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    That really sucks. :(

  7. sm

    sm member

    I dunno,

    This 3 year might be onto something. Make another set, and this time control the "chew", and then use some slick marketing words to sell these for 200-500% more than they are worth.

    -Rotty for the guy with the shotty.

    -Ultimate Extreme Rotty Grip.

    -Rotty is in, Tactical Black and Coyote Brown is out.

    -TEEM SEEL TEESTED Slober-pruf.

    Dude! Its all about the marketing! If you build it, they will buy it.

    Hey, do ten, and market as "Limited First Run" and kick that percentage up to 1000%.
  8. Macmac

    Macmac Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah sure the "dog did it"
  9. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    You are hereby appointed Director of Marketing with complete creative control.
  10. Todd A

    Todd A Well-Known Member

    Uhhh Ohhh...You got yourself in trouble now. Your gonna have to make some yella scales .:)

    Speaking of trouble......I am guessing big bad Granpa Bikerdoc didn't even give the little darlin a cross look.;)

    Admit it...she runs the house doesn't she...:D
  11. sm

    sm member

    No problem.

    You should hear some of my ideas for when I become Dictator.

    I am going to give a whole new meaning to SOP:

    -Sarah Brady keeping the forge hot for those forging edged weapons and black powder firearm needs.

    -Obama running the kiosk at the mall, selling bayonets and 30 rd mags.

    -Pelosi giving distressed textures to kydex knife, and handgun sheaths

    This is gonna be great!!
  12. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Yes, Todd
    You been talking to Nana,? and I quote "Stop spoiling her"

    Yellow scales? how obvious, yes!
    ssshhhh dont tell steve, it will be a surprise.
  13. 22lr

    22lr Well-Known Member

    Yikes. I have to say though it is good for a laugh.

    I think you might have something for a chewed texture, you could go further and patent the idea. If you think about it im sure bite marks are just as good as texturing, and it would looks really cool. LOL, well hey ive seen weirder stuff being marketed. Just call it a custom tactical and your ready to make a few hundred a piece.
  14. sm

    sm member


    A set of yeller handles that glow in the dark would not be bad option for a Becker Necker.

    I am thinking of the Stayglow used by Victorinox on their Rescue Tool and Classic SD.

    Becker Neckers are tough!
    So Stayglow handles would be handy for those using these in settings where safety is a concern.
    Health Safety Officers for instance often have protocol on knife use, and Stayglow would fit some of this criteria.

    Heck, out on the property, camping, hiking...whatever and being able to keep up with a Becker Necker.
    Ditto for a Krein Dogfish, Spyderco Mule , and other fixed blades, that do not come with handles

    So I am thinking of handles that can be easily changed out.
    Just use brass, or bronze screws, and use flat head screws, and not some goofy off the wall proprietary screw or fastener.

    The ability to use a SAK , or just a regular flat screwdriver, - heck even a dime or a shell casing like a 45ACP , to inspect, maintain, even change out these glow in the dark handles would be a really smart way to go.

    Now that I have posted that idea, you folks remember I posted it first when someone steals it.

    No, I never took a marketing course, but I did assist a gal in marketing in learning to shoot skeet
    Oh, and I do subscribe to the marketing strategy of Trout & Reyes whom authored - Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind.
  15. inclinebench

    inclinebench Well-Known Member

    Ouch! Wait till she is a teenager, then get her back by following her around when she is on a date.



    This is the first knife I made, and honest to goodness, I spent almost as much time on the scales as I did the blade. I used some cherry I had laying around. I sealed them by immersing the whole handle in a hot mixture of bees wax and boiled linseed oil.
  16. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    You sir do nice work.

    Have cut new blanks and moving forward slowly. Lock them up when I leave the bench.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2009
  17. red_metallic

    red_metallic Well-Known Member

    Never though I see this part of my bookshelf referenced. I am indeed in very good company!

  18. inclinebench

    inclinebench Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I enjoyed making that one. I plan on making more one day. I would really like to try a few more types of wood for my scales, but I do like the way that cherry turned out.
  19. sm

    sm member

    Oh! Oh!

    I like cherry wood handles!! I like that knife!

    No, I never took a marketing class.
    I do have experiences and observations, in wholesale, manufacturing, service,distribution, retail and whatever else ...
    I had all those works, and the only one left is the Positioning one.

    There is no need to follow a teenage daughter/ granddaughter around on the first date.

    That is what those potty training pictures are for. Show them to the pimple faced dude that rings the doorbell, and is waiting for the young lady to "finally" come down stairs for her date.
    She will be sooooo embarrassed, she will be afraid to go out in public, much less go out on a date.

    If the young lady is a bit "head strong" , just take some other pictures to Kinco's and have a calendar made.
    Let her know you had a calendar made with all those "soooo embarassed" moments.

    Blackmail, bribery and cheating will outdo youth and skill any day of the week.
  20. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Pimply faced dude better know how to shoot and sharpen a knife or im putting his butt on the curb

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