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Bladesports Competition Knife

Discussion in 'Big Chris Custom Knives' started by Big Chris, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I have accumulated a few comp knives to this point, and I have another in the works.
    I was curious if there would be any interest in my first one.
    The design has changed quite a bit since then and I truly have no need for it.
    It has been used and certified in competition and could be again if someone so wished.
    It is Full Zero Convex Ground 4V at 62 Rc.
    Even if you don't want to get into Bladesports I am confident this would be the best cutting Camp Knife you could get. Made to be tough, used hard, and hold a great edge.

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    Price is $SOLD

    Includes US Shipping

    Comment, message, or email if you have any questions.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
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  2. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hi Chris,

    I'll take it if still available. PM'd you at the end of our earlier conversation, also.

    Thanks!
    Will
     
  3. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    It's yours Will

    Thanks
     
  4. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    I found some time to get out with your BSI competition knife and try it out against some other choppers.

    Your knife has the best design I've seen on several counts. Obviously, choppers are always a compromise between putting maximum weight/momentum at point of impact on one hand, and on the other hand allowing enough dexterity to control that momentum, so managing the swing doesn't fatigue the user or make use unsafe.

    After using yours on seasoned deadfall from 1” dia. up to 4” dia., that compromise felt very close to ideal--wonderfully controllable because of the compact blade length, but with enough mass to deliver devastating impact.

    Second, bite depth is obviously maximized by blade/edge geometry, and your knife has a thinner edge than most of the blades in my lineup--a significant advantage. Even with the thickest blade spine overall, yours bit deeper than several longer, thinner blades of similar weight.

    Third, ergonomics are a key factor to me for accuracy, control, and reducing fatigue. In hand, yours feels the best to me ergonomically of anything I have.

    In short, I was very impressed. The only thing that bit deeper than yours was a heavy cane machete with a broad nose for putting more steel/weight behind the edge without increasing thickness, and it has significantly greater blade length. But the ergonomics on the machete couldn’t begin to compete with your knife.

    This is the first time I’ve used a BSI competition knife, and I’m really impressed with the evolution of the design under your craftsmanship. Fine, fine blade.

    Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity to own it!

    Will
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017
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  5. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Will,
    I am glad that you are pleased with the knife that you received.
    The Competition knives are very different than anything that I have made before.
    The design and execution is extremely performance driven.
    I enjoy using them for both heavy and delicate cutting tasks.
    While it may not be the best knife to slice a tomato with it is surprising how well it does because of the geometry.
    I just finished my fourth knife and used it in the last competition.
    Some very minor geometry tweaks and it is going to be the knife I use for all of the 2017-2018 season.

    Thanks again Will and I hope that you continue to get lots of use from it.
     
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  6. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Chris,

    In my book you're a standout on your way to becoming a master in all areas--steel, heat treat, and design for both performance and ergonomics. You embody the promise of tomorrow for the "applied" blade sciences, and are a great example for both blade builders and users of what that means. Hats off to you!
     
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  7. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Thanks Will.
    Your comments are much appreciated.
     

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