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Yeah, that M14 video guy...
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When my daughter graduated from boot camp, I bought a new Ka-Bar and had her name laser-engraved on it. This was done for me as a favor by engineers in my company. I donated my Ka-Bar so they could test the process before running the final part on my daughter's knife.

I'm sending the blade, hand guard and pommel out to have them bead blasted, then parkerized. I might have it Cera-Koted at some point in the future.



Tony.


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This has been on the backburner for a while. I finally got around to having it bead blasted and re-parked.





I'm on the fence as to whether or not I should have it cerakoted or not. It looks nice, but I would like it to be my field knife again. Cerakote would give it way more protection than just parkerizing. The original leather handle was hit by a laser so I ordered a rebuild kit from Ka-Bar a while ago. Now I just have to figure out how to stack it all and contour the handle, then stain it and add the grooves.

I bought this in the early 90's and it's been on lots of camping and hunting trips. Maybe I should just retire it to being a brisket carving knife.

Tony.


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If you have it Cerakoted it will need to be bead blasted again, making that Park job unneeded. I would just rebuild as is.
 
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There's a lot of life left in that blade. If you like it and it has spent that much time with you, and you already have the rebuild kit, I think the easy answer is "just put it back together, sharpen it, and keep it oiled." You know better than I that parkerizing just gives the surface a better ability to hold oil. It's a carbon steel knife - even if you cerakote it, you'll have to keep the edge oiled to keep it from rusting.


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I needed a little distraction today, so I numbered all the old handle sections and traced the new leather pieces so I can pre-sand the leather pieces before stacking them. Once I stack them, they'll have the rough contour and all I should have to do is sand them all to form.















I'm going to paint the tang with a few coats of rustoleum, then epoxy the stack onto the tang.I'll compress the leather and pin the pommel in place while it all cures.

I'll need to find a good leather stain and sealant now.

Tony.


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Fiebings made an oil stain in many different colors. I think they now have "Pro" stain possibly due to cancer, etc. etc. Call Shoe Supply and talk to Joe. Others make leather conditioning; ask him about that. Of course there are other oil stain companies such as Angelus. Check around.
 
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