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Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:23 PM ( #1 )
I watched one of his videos on sanding/epoxy coating the grips directly under the clip to prevent the grip texture from destroying your pocket. Its simple, and I think I'm gonna do it to my Voyager XL clip point.
Anyone seen this, and/or have any experience with it?
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:51 PM ( #2 )
Haven't tried it. I'm just going to sand under my clips, myself. 

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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:58 PM ( #3 )
Think Grinder and a couple others did a tutorial here long time ago on same subject.
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:16 AM ( #4 )
Thanks Mike, I'll look for it!
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:35 PM ( #5 )
Alrighty, last weekend I did the mod, and it came out great! I put a VERY thin coat of JB Quickweld, just enough to fill in the gaps in the checkering, and a millimeter or so over that. Sanded with brown scotch-brite, painted over with two light coats of the Krylon Fusion FB paint, and voila! I will say, those who do not like a super-stiff clip may want to simply sand under the clip... this sucker holds on tight!
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, January 26, 2013 4:17 PM ( #6 )
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:21 PM ( #7 )
Thanks for postin that Grinder! Awesome vid!
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:33 PM ( #8 )
I just bend the clip up and out a bit so it doesn't shred my pants or hang up on the seam of the pocket of my pants.

About 1/32" of an inch from contacting the handle is usually in the right neighborhood - adjust to your liking. It keeps the knife snug in your pocket but still allows for quick, no snag deployment.

Use a piece of hard plastic to bend the clip outwards so you don't chip the paint, which will come off eventually.





BTW, Great vid and beautiful results!
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:28 PM ( #9 )
I simply sanded my espadas and my ewest edc lg voyager under the clip and that was enough I didn't take off enough material to make the clip loose just enough to smooth out the texture under the clip worked great I think.  My new pants don't show the wear I had before in about the same time frame (I probably insert and remove my edc 50 times a day when busy at work)
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Friday, March 29, 2013 6:43 PM ( #10 )
What size Torx drivers are required for both the small screws and the main pivot screw? I have Torx drivers, but they are too big and need to know what size the smaller ones are to do a full tear-down of my CS knives for when I want to do a full cleaning and maintenance. Thanks.
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Friday, March 29, 2013 7:11 PM ( #11 )
T6 for the small ones, T10 or 12 for the pivot, if my memory serves correctly. Be sure you use the appropriate size torx driver....
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:12 PM ( #12 )
I've done the Nutnfancy mod on all my old Voyagers and my one new Voyager and it's worked very well on all of them. I highly recommend doing the mod and then bending the clip up just enough that a paper-thin crack is visible between the clip and the handle. This removes all the tension between the clip and the handle without allowing the knife to slide out of your pocket on it's own.

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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:02 PM ( #13 )
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T6 for the small ones, T10 or 12 for the pivot, if my memory serves correctly. Be sure you use the appropriate size torx driver....
 


Thanks. Maybe I'll just bring my 5.5" Vaquero to the Hardware store and ask them what size I need just to see the look on their faces.


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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:18 PM ( #14 )
Judging by your home state, I would highly recommend you not. Also, it's just better that people not know what weapons you have.. Think about what just happened this last week with the little boy and the AR-15 whose daddy had to greet unannounced cops and CPS at the door.... all due to a picture. People are getting really nuts these days, best to keep stuff under wraps.
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:27 PM ( #15 )
Recommend you get one of those Husky 8-piece torx drivers from your local hw store- it was recommended to me by fellow forumites, cost $5, and works great. DO NOT BUY the HDX sets sold by Home Depot, they are cheap Chinese made crap-tools- I stripped out the clip screw holes on a very high quality folder by another company, I was mainly to blame, but the bit stripped too....
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:56 PM ( #16 )
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Judging by your home state, I would highly recommend you not. Also, it's just better that people not know what weapons you have.. Think about what just happened this last week with the little boy and the AR-15 whose daddy had to greet unannounced cops and CPS at the door.... all due to a picture. People are getting really nuts these days, best to keep stuff under wraps.
 


Actually, I thoroughly researched Kalifornia knife laws and there is no blade limit size on folders.


PC12020 and PC653K are the codes that address knives.


No CCW here, but at least I can carry a folding sword.


But yeah, the less that people know, the better. I always wear an untucked shirt to cover the clip or put the knife in my jacket pocket if wearing one.


Especially once the paint wears off of the clip and you have a shiny SS clip on the outside of your pocket.


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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:47 PM ( #17 )
Why would you want to put epoxy on that texture?
Just bend the clip out slightly. Cold steel makes it tight on purpose so you can adjust to your liking,
 

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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Friday, April 12, 2013 11:01 AM ( #18 )
On my Recon 1, mini-AK and several medium Voyagers all I did was apply some 150 grit sandpaper, followed by some 180 grit. It didn't take much to knock down the tops of the G10. Then I took the clip and bent it just a bit, just enough to give some clearance, put it back and I'm good to go. Ten minutes, tops.
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Friday, April 12, 2013 2:21 PM ( #19 )
My Spartan has a pretty loose clip. I made it so because it's easier to wave it open like so. With a tight clip I needed to pull past the clip and then wave it open. Its easier now. But it is loose enough to possibly dislodge. I have to see how it goes.
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Re:Anyone try the nutnfancy mods on the new model Voyager? - Monday, April 22, 2013 6:42 PM ( #20 )
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I just bend the clip up and out a bit so it doesn't shred my pants or hang up on the seam of the pocket of my pants.

About 1/32" of an inch from contacting the handle is usually in the right neighborhood - adjust to your liking. It keeps the knife snug in your pocket but still allows for quick, no snag deployment.

Use a piece of hard plastic to bend the clip outwards so you don't chip the paint, which will come off eventually.





BTW, Great vid and beautiful results!
My method is basically the "Lazy Man's" way. The job and the results in the video are top-notch.


This is the same thing as I do and have had good results.

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