Manual flipper with Maxx Glide seems like the main feature people are chomping at the bit to see, so I'm going to go ahead and pencil that in without making another thread about it. Same goes for Elmax as the blade steel: it's a very high-performance, well-rounded steel. (M390 would be awesome too, but I'm not sure if it would be stepping on KnifeCenter's toes to do a HTM forum Gunhammer close on the heels of their limited edition M390 HTM Gunhammer.)
I will, however, start threads to solicit input on other aspects of the knife, namely (1) anodizing color, (2) blade finish, and (3) what distinguishing markings, if any, to put on the blade (thanks for the heads-up, Scurvy092 -- I didn't keep up with the thread on the Kershaw/ZT forum and was unaware that it caused a lot of debate over there).
Last edited by neuron; 06-07-2012 at 12:54 AM.
What are the options on blade steel? I'm guessing M390, Elmax, S30V, S35VN, and 154CM are all on the table since they've made appearances on HTM Gunhammers (either the assisted/manual or auto versions) in the past. Are there others Darrel has around that that wouldn't cause issues in terms of availability, price, and so forth?
Also, I'm absurdly excited about this. REALLY hope we get 25, or more.
I dunno about m390. m390 is pretty much a Knifecenter exclusive for HTM knives. I'm pretty sure Darrel will not agree to make an m390 run even if it's a sprint forum run. It would not be fair to knifecenter. m390 is available on custom knives, such as the one I have commissioned.
Neuron, when you make the steel poll, if you could include an option to "defer to the expertise of others," I would appreciate it. I don't know much about either CTS-XHP or Elmax to make an informed decision. I'll have to do some research into the metallurgy. All the super steels kinda boggle the mind sometimes.
I'm out to catch some sleep.
Yep, I'd mostly just like to try something new. Which basically excludes S30V and 154CM for me, because I haven't tried any of the others. So I'm pretty much a happy camper all around, provided that we get 25 people.
I'd be happy with Elmax or XHP. Both are excellent steels.
Well I'm interested, as long as it has the option to add the Assisted opening, and the steel is a super steel... (S90V S110V, M390, 10V, or CPM -M4) Elmax is less appealing to me, unless its way up on its hardness range...
Did I miss blade shape option/decision? I'm in for Bowie or Radian...
Last edited by Rapt_up; 06-07-2012 at 01:33 PM.
Blade will be your choice of bowie or torpedo, sounds like.
Is the titanium a frame lock? If its a std liner than I would prefer aluminum. Elmax is preferred...second choice cts-xhp followed by M390 (since he already uses it) Hunter Green/olive drab is my 1st choice...I'm ok with other colors as long as they're not obnoxious/nauseating. Manual flipper/maxx glide torpedo blade/stonewashed finish. I'm in.
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I would like to see CTS-XHP because A) made in the USA, B) I already have a 0560 in ELMAX.
How about CPM REX 121?!
I'm going to adjust my first post. I don't want another bearing powered flipper in ELMAX. Gimme that CTS-XHP at a high hardness, S110V, or even some D3(2.1% Carbon % 1%V, kinda like a super D2, but still fairly tough.)
DDR knives are all about uniqueness, lets mix it up.
With that in mind, I agree with you that CTS-XHP would be a great choice that would help set this knife apart, not to mention a steel that a lot of people may not have tried yet but that has received excellent reviews from those who have used it on the handful of Spyderco sprint runs using it.
I'll put up a blade steel poll within the next few minutes. I agree that something like S90V, S110V, 10V, etc. would be awesome, but I'm going to leave them out since availability and price (both for the material itself and for the extra time/wear involved in working with it) would likely make the knife more expensive and harder to bring to fruition in a timely manner.
Update: The blade steel thread/poll is up:
Last edited by neuron; 06-07-2012 at 06:53 PM.
I think S110V is a bit of a pipe dream, but a man can dream can't he?
Oh yeah, Aluminum scales it is haha! Half the price, just as nice.
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