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Chessmann
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I had an old set of Endaro Color Changing Knives I thought I would try to modify. I wanted to try new colors, and also do something that would make it easier to grip and paddle the knives.

After consulting with some of you (thanks, Harry M!), here is what I did.

1) Took off the white and black plastic "sides" (scales) by using another knife to slit the plastic right down the middle and pulling them off.

2) Spread some 60 second nail polish base (clear), and waiting....60 seconds ;^)

3) You'll need an airbrush for this step. Cover the places you don't want painted with masking tape and airbrush (in my case, acrylic) your knives as you desire. I tried brushing on nail polish, but it "globbed" too much for me (producing uneven surfaces). I also tried thinning it with polish remover - better, but still uneven.

4) Seal the paint job by brushing on a couple of coats of Future (yes, the floor polish).

One of the neat things about an airbrush is that if you hold it just a bit farther away from the knives than you might normally, the paint has a chance to dry/congeal for just a split second longer as it is flying through the air to the knife. This results in a somewhat grainy feel to the knives, making them much easier to paddle.

Would love to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions.

Mark H.
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Harry Murphy
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Mark, good solutions! I figured that you would come up with your own (and better) way of doing it! I'm going to try the air-brush idea.
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Your wife or girlfriend could have showed you how to apply nail polish so it doesn't lump. Smile

Personnally, I never thought the Endore Knives need a better grip. The always worked easily for me. Just a personal thought.
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The name is Enardoe. It comes from E. O. Drane, spelled backwards. Edward O. Drane was the owner of the company.

There are some other ways to color the scales of these knives. You can spray them with primer and paint them. You can use plastic tape to cover the present scales. These knives used to be available as regular knives with all sorts of different color scales on them. You can carefully remove the scales from one knife and glue it to another.
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