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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Custom Scale Division

Have you got a favorite pocket knife that's just getting a bit run down or that just doesn't excite you like it once did?

Well maybe you should give the boys at Custom Scale Division a look. Most of their site is in German but they're adding English translation just about as quickly as I can follow the links.

They're doing custom scales for some popular folding knives including the Benchmade Griptilians, Strider SnGs and SMFs, Spydercos, and even the venerable Swiss Army Knife (SAK.) Materials range from exotic woods to synthetics like micarta, carbon fiber, and G10.

I've been talking with Luke at CusCaDi for the past couple of days and he informs me that they're a small family-run operation trying, "to fulfill the wishes of knife enthusiasts all over the world." That seems like a noble goal to me.

I like the idea of a "face lift" for a faithful old pocket knife and Luke assures me that they're expanding their product line all the time adding new models and new materials. There's even a chance we'll see some blaze orange G10 in the not-too-distant future.

They also make a glow in the dark backspacer for the Griptilian (and possibly other models) which you can see on their gallery page.

So if you're in the market for a new pocket knife (like me) but maybe you aren't ready to let go of your old pocket knife this could be a great option. New slabs and a custom backspacer would go a long way to making the old and familiar seem new again.

Thanks for reading,



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