Custom Walt's picklock

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Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:34 am

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Here is one of two that I assembled for Walt at Latama from leftover parts.
Premium horn, coined liners, big nickel silver safety, single thread on rear bolster, inlaid red dot safety (not a hole with red paint.)
All hand fitted and assembled.
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby daddyloko » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:25 pm

Very beautiful horn on that baby.

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby jim d, » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:44 pm

Sure doesn't look like a leftover parts knife to me - beautiful work!

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Viking45 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:41 am

I'm always one to compliment a knife but damn the scales are out of this world nice. Vintage looking.
The owner of this piece will be envied for certain.

I'm not too clever with descriptions but the "flair" effect on the safety is super cool. These subtle details keeps you on top of your game Bill.

On the inlaid safety- How about pearl or abalone? Better yet polished nickel disc? Just talkin'?

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:52 am

Any rod material can be used, but red is traditional.
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Jackalope » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:07 am

Beautiful work Bill.

What is the process for installing the red dot? Is it installed like a doll rod all the way through then filed flush and drilled out slightly? If a disc is precut, how thick is it?

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:11 pm

A hole is drilled about 3 mm deep at the end of the safety slot. The rod is then glued into the hole and cut flush. Everything is polished smooth, and the slot is then extended into the dot.
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby whippersnapper » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:52 pm

Beautiful!

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Chuckyl » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:19 pm

Gorgeous!!! Was looking for a picklock today and just spotted yours...

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:26 am

That gives me a picklock "woodie".
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby novice » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:38 am

You do beautiful work Bill.

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby TRYKER » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:14 am

FREAKIN' AWESOME BILL
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:14 am

Outstanding! (Gotta love that horn)!
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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby Midnight Drums » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:24 pm

Totally amazing !

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Re: Custom Walt's picklock

Postby gravknife » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:51 pm

Bill can these be purchased?
That's the knife I'm looking for in all departments.
If i could find someone to ship to me hoe much are these to buy.
I'd have an excellent put away knife for once.
Let me know, I was just browsing the forum and had missed this.
It's a lovely knife.
Regards Ian


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