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Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9962

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I was given a Benchmade Bone Collector as a gift. I really liked the handle, and it was my first D2 blade. The one thing I wasn't crazy about was the shape of the blade. I decided to grind off the hump on the back. I was very careful to keep the blade cool so I wouldn't mess up the temper / heat treatment. See the before and after below. I just love it now.

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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9965

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Very nice. I think I'm going to do that to mine too, like you, I'm not too crazy about the shape. Sorta kills the tip.

How's the edge holding up for you? I started a thread on this... initially it didn't do so well, but now seems to be fine.

Great job! :woohoo:
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9967

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Excellent job!

I really like the original shape, so I wouldn't have done it. But it came out great.

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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9968

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So far the edge is fine, but it hasn't really been tested. It's generally just used for opening letters and boxes. I think it will be fine. I used a low speed belt sander with a 50 grit belt to remove most of the metal. I kept a cup of ice water near by and dunked it and held it until ice cold about every 5 - 10 seconds and the blade never felt more than slightly warm to the touch. I took the last 1/32" or so off with conventional and diamond stones by hand.

Edit: Also, I used a post-it and a sharpie layout a straight edge so I could see my progress. It's still not dead flat on the top, but I accomplished what I wanted. It can now stab into stuff and I personally prefer the look.
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9980

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Man, that looks good! I think I'm going to do that on mine as well... Would be nice to have a tip again.

Another thing I think I might mod is the handle... It just feels to "square" right now and digs into my hands on the corners... I want to round those off a bit. Any suggestions? :-)
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9987

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Thank you for the motivation!!!

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Much better!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

(Sorry I don't have any suggestions for the handle... not very good at messing with that).
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9988

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Very nice. Now you won't have to change knives to get the dirt out of your finger nails.
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9991

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Nice work. Curtis, did you do that just now?
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9993

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Yea, this afternoon. Probably took a couple hours give or take... mostly on a belt sander. (I started on the Tormek, but it was too slow). Can't say for sure how long... I kept getting interrupted.

I like this shape mucho better. :)
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Re: Re-Shaped Bone Collector 1 year 6 months ago #9996

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Looks good Curtis!! Thanks for posting! I will have to do mine soon :-) man I really love the edge retention on this blade.... Need to do some edge comparisons too lol
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