Customized Medici

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Customized Medici

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:23 am

While cleaning the shop a few months ago, I ran across a few of the old Medici-type autos that were disassembled.
I decided to put one together properly, and embellish it a little.
I made a nickel silver button, nickel plated the stock safety, cut the scales down in thickness, made new nickel silver guards, coined the backspring liners, and hand engraved the bolsters.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby gramps » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:49 am

That's a keeper! :shock:
If I only knew!

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:54 am

I may post it for sale, If my wife will let me!
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby lars » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:48 pm

It turned out absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby turbo_dog » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:54 pm

Beautiful! One of my favorite styles of switchblade, and that's the prettiest one I've ever seen, by far.

Are the new guards tight at all? The Medici I have has very loose guards. I only have a couple of swing-guards and they are both pretty loose, so I don't really know how tight it's possible to get them.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby wild zebra » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:16 pm

AWESOME!!!! that looks very classy!

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Vagrant » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:12 pm

8)

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:59 pm

Heck of a face lift 8)

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Bill DeShivs » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:14 pm

Thanks!
The guards are pretty tight.
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Viking45 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:38 pm

You did a great job Bill,never seen anything like it.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby natcherly » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:32 pm

Now THAT'S a Medici!

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby switchman1 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:54 am

Stunning, Absolutely Stunning!
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby sicboy13 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:50 am

That is superb. I love the guards...
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Re: Customized Medici

Postby Viking45 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 pm

Silly question- What does "Medici" mean? Makes me think "Medical"
(yeah I could google but rather ask real pros) 8)

In this case it means "Kick-*ss" knife :wink: The engraving on this is outstanding.

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Re: Customized Medici

Postby HDC » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:25 pm

Nice job,,,,i like it :D
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