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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Brad S.'s Avatar
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    Show your Mule

    Well I figured since everyone is starting to get their Mules. Handles and cord wraps are getting done. Lets have a picture thread.

    So post your Mule



    I'll start of course with mine.

    Natural G-10 With an Anso texture. It looks better in person, the picture didnt turn out as well as I woud have liked. And a very simple sheath.





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    Great looking Mule you got there! May I ask what you use to get that textured effect? Is it done with a file?

    Looking forward to seeing more pics from other members as well.
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    Okay

    nice job Brad I like it
    Just got this a few hours ago

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    The texture is done with a dremel and then a light beadblast to eat away at the resin but not at the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricod View Post
    The texture is done with a dremel and then a light beadblast to eat away at the resin but not at the glass.
    Cool. Thanks for replying.
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    Okay, here's mine. Simple cordwrap and even more simple cardboard and duct tape sheath (made to fit in the ruler pocket of my carpenter jeans).
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    Got mine - no camera available (yet)

    Hi guys,

    I got mine today (could have been Friday, but we were not at home when UPS came). Unfortunately, my wife took the camera to work today, so no pictures yet. I'm looking for some inspiration on the forum what kind of handle to put on. I have two, so I'll probably leave one blank.

    BTW, luckily the packaging was good. The point is so sharp that it almost pierced the Spyderco box. Some extra protective material would be good to save the box from being damaged. For the rest, excellent quality and speedy delivery, glad to have them.

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    Still waitng for mine...

    Hopefully, it will be here any day now. Anyone from Canada order one? If yes, has it arrived yet?
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    Easyshare with photobucket Older work; two Elmax mules in Multigreen G10 and cocobolo. Corbied as usual...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomzz View Post


    Easyshare with photobucket Older work; two Elmax mules in Multigreen G10 and cocobolo. Corbied as usual...
    Those are lovely especially the green the Elmax is a wicked blade and that sheath is great too.

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    Hi guys and girls,

    here is my lastest mule, 110V in 'Grenadille' wood. Grenadille is an ebony-species and has just a little shrinkage. I hadn't tried this wood, so I had to. Sorry Ted, next time I will combine some epoxy with wood, great idea The wood is hard, deep dark brown with lighter brown striping and takes a great luster when polished. As usual I corbied the wooden slabs and forgot about a tube this time.
    A little accident ocurred when making the slabs. I never had this before with any mule. While clamped in a vise for filing and sanding the steelpart above the spyderhole cracked. It is barely visible in the picture but there. It will hardly effect the performance of the knife and this one is a keeper, so no problem. Although because of this I am doubting the tensile strength of 110v in my blade. This because I never had broken mule in the past and the vise is always there making handleslabs. Nevertheless enjoy the pictures as I will enjoy this mule Cheers, Tomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomzz View Post
    URL=http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/Vissekop21/media/20140331_165023.jpg.html][/URL]

    I said to myself "that looks like African Blackwood".
    After I researched it, it IS African Blackwood.
    I have the Wusthof Ikons in Blackwood, and have 5-6 sets of blackwood scales, including two for hidden tang fixed blades, in the workshop.
    Very resinous, and laughs at water.
    NICE, thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTech View Post
    I said to myself "that looks like African Blackwood".
    After I researched it, it IS African Blackwood.
    I have the Wusthof Ikons in Blackwood, and have 5-6 sets of blackwood scales, including two for hidden tang fixed blades, in the workshop.
    Very resinous, and laughs at water.
    NICE, thank you for sharing.
    And... they make clarinets out of it!

    Nicely done, Tomas! I really like the look of the contouring - and the Blackwood is extremely classy.

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    Figured this thread could use a bump. Obviously not finished yet, carbon fiber in the background will soon be on the blade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GEAR_JUNKIE View Post




    Figured this thread could use a bump. Obviously not finished yet, carbon fiber in the background will soon be on the blade.


    JUNK
    I am very interested to see how yours turns out.

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    Standard warning: Carbon Fiber dust is VERY bad for you. Read up and protect yourself!
    And of course...after action picks are mandatory!
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    Yup I have have been. Long sleeves, gloves, mask (most important). And of course they will be posted. I dunno why the pics didn't resize. Any other forum I've been on they have resized automatically.


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    Last edited by enrico; 08-23-2009 at 07:57 AM.
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    Cord Wrapping is HARD!

    Probably not as hard as the wood or micarta handles, but first time doing this took me a few hours.
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    ...oh you know why!

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    Demtek9,

    That is very impressive.
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