I also offer knife modification or alteration services.
The goal with knife modifications is to alter a functional knife to make it better fit the needs of the client, either stylistically or functionally, so it differs from a repair in that nothing is broken or missing from the knife initially.
Often the blade or handle profile is altered, or the primary edge bevel angle changed, etc.
Be aware that not all modifications are practical or possible for me to complete, but feel free to send me your thoughts and we can discuss your project.
See some examples below.
The owner wanted the top guard and the blade coating removed on his Ontario SP42. (The marks on the blade are from use; the owner wanted to test out the blade right after I did the work, and I was late getting my post-modification photo!)
This handmade knife had a beautiful handle and a blade made from an old file. Unfortunately, due to the thickness of the blade steel and the obtuse angle of the primary edge bevel, the edge geometry meant the knife did not cut as well as the client wished. I reground the blade to a full flat grind, to improve its cutting ability.
This large knife, the “Zombie Swabbie” by Ka-bar, was modified to create a modernized parang style knife, for the client to use for cutting brush around camp.
A another parang style blade, inspired by the tool preferred by Dave McIntyre, built from a modified Tramontina machete. The client wanted a good brush tool to keep in his truck when out in the woods.