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Polishing?

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm buying a Benchmade 3550 as soon as I find one in stock. I want to make it look less "tactical" so I plan on having the scales and blade polished. Any recommendations on somebody to do it?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Don't they offer a plain/unpolished blade of this model?
     
  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They do, but I want the grips/scales/handles, whatever you want to call them, polished as well. So it's all bare aluminum/stainless.
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    bluesurf and (deleted member) like this.
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are, for liberty
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    After you make the handle as bright as a mirror, if you don't like it you can always rattlecan it black again.
     
  7. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo Scappoose Active Member

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    If you do a mirror polish on the handles it will be pretty slippery a scotch bright finish might be better. The BK or Benchcoat finish on the blade will be tough to polish because the are sand blasted before the coating is applied. Not impossible but more work.
     
  8. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I plan to get the plain blade/anodized handle. I really with I could get a pair of fresh machined handles from Benchmade before any anodizing was done, I think that would look awesome. I'm afraid, without polishing, the aluminum will be ugly after it's stripped. Blade should be the easy part lol
     
  9. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    I vouch for Tom Veff. He is amazing! He loves custom work and did some cool things to my Benchmade. Hands down call him. :thumbup:
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo Scappoose Active Member

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    The handles are not machined there. They are outsourced and are anodized before they get to the shop.