Mora Companion HD Black Patina and Lefty Sheath Mod

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by Bighaze51, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    Just got my Mora Companion HD in today. This knife is SWEET! But I'm a lefty and this sheath only fits right handed, right? Uh, wrong. I finagled around that. I like the stock sheath so I wanted to be able to use it. I took the sheath and stuck it in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes to soften it up. I wrapped a layer of tin foil around the knife handle in an attempt to protect it from the hot sheath. I jammed the knive in backwards and then ran the whole thing under cold water to help set the plastic. So now my stock sheath is lefty with good retention.
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    So, now that I got the sheath to work lefty, I decided to tinker a little more. Having good results doing a vinegar patina on my Mora 2/0, I wanted to try it on this one. I managed to get the blade almost black. I'm very happy with the outcome on this one
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  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Amazingly even looking patina. Nice! :cool: I use ferric chloride solution (pcb etchant) that I mix myself. It will turn a carbon blade jet black and even turned the AUS-8 blade on my Cold Steel Tuff Lite a nice dark gray.
     

  3. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    I like the the dark patina you add the the blade. Good job.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    great patina! the sheath mod sounds a bit unconventional but it seems to work!;)
     
  5. Bighaze51

    Bighaze51 Professional Amateur Dude

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    Thanks guys. Yeah the sheath works just fine. It clicks in real tight and I can't shake it out
     
  6. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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