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    Quote Originally Posted by SIG9 View Post
    Now that's something I'd buy. Was the two-tone intentional or a function of the micarta material?

    I like it!
    Yeah the cap was lighter than the barrel so when he stained it, he couldn't get it to match up.

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    I'm tempted, but I really like it just the way it came.

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    If you guys dont like your pen, id be interested in one (preferable color code 1).

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    This is what my micarta looks like after a few months of usage I love how the colour is changing
    This picture was taken in June

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy1333 View Post
    This is what my micarta looks like after a few months of usage I love how the colour is changing
    This picture was taken in June

    DSC1007.jpg
    This photo is the first one to make me stop and think "hmm...maybe I *do* want one of these!".

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    Sweet

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    Use at your own risk... here are finishing tips for micarta.. scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.alphaknifesupply.com/zdata-g10micarta.htm

    Finishing Tips:
    When you sand G10 and micarta the layers look similar to wood grain. When you are finished sanding the handle may look chalky or dull. If you want the orginal color:
    1) Wash the handle thoroughly with Dawn dish soap
    2) Spray the handle with WD-40
    3) Wash the handle with Dawn again

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    How feasible do people think it would be to convert the micarta to a pneumatic filler?

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    Actually, the more I look at it, the more I would like to try it.

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    I like how unique this material is, but ive yet to buy one.

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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Both of these TWSBI Micartas look gorgeous. Now I want one...

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Quote Originally Posted by snedwos View Post
    How feasible do people think it would be to convert the micarta to a pneumatic filler?
    That sounds like a lot of work, but I bet one of the pen makers could do it.
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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Darnit guys - you've made me want a Micarta, if only to sand and stain it. :/

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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Pneumatic filler? You would need a sleeve to protect the Micarta from the ink. Micarta is absorbent material and will absorb ink. It will eventually seep through and stain.
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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    I put a Goulet Pens #6 Nib, Two-tone 1.5 Stub on my Micarta. I like it much better than the stock nib and it's simple to swap them out.

    New Nib by RW Sinclair, on Flickr

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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Nice, what ink is that?
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    Default Re: O.K. So What Do You Think Of The Micarta

    Quote Originally Posted by cwent2 View Post
    Nice, what ink is that?
    Diamine Red Dragon

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