This morning I ordered an ESEE Laser Strike, and I have some plans for it. The total plan will probably take a few months to complete, as I need to acquire or find access to some tools I don’t have.
First up is using some etchant solution to deepen some of the laser engraving on the blade (mainly the skull and crossing knives). Once that is complete I am going to get some stripper and take all the powder coat off the blade, and give it a good sanding/polish.
At that point, depending on what it looks like, I may or may not give it a hot apple cider vinegar bath to darken the steel.
Then the hard (for me) part. New scales. I want to replace the micarta scales with wood. Most likely will be some nice desert ironwood, or something similar. I will also use some blaze orange G10 liners.
Then lastly some custom leather pants for it, and a matching ferro rod.