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Catalyst- A new co-lab

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Lorien, May 25, 2019.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I've recently started working with Greg Lightfoot- a 30+ year veteran of the custom knife community, and fellow Canadian- on a couple of projects that I'm very excited about.

    The first of these projects is the Catalyst; a usable size flipper that is relatively thin and pocketable. The prototype is pictured here, with a fancier version coming.

    Greg will be adopting this pattern into his repertoire, however we will be using a modified tanto shaped blade, (which looks really cool) on future versions.

    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  2. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    what is the handle material? and blade steel?
     
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  3. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Slick and classy knife, Lorien.
     
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  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Many congratulations and much success my friend with your collaboration with Greg, that's a beautiful design and build.... :)
     
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  5. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    That’s a beautiful knife. Always love your designs Lorien.
     
  6. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    looks very well thought out :thumbsup:
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    thank you all very much

    the scales are marbled carbon fiber and bolsters are polished zirconium. The rest is 6al4v
    not sure about the steel, probably 154CM or analog

    #002 will sport the same handle materials, but with a blade of Damasteel

    Greg makes a hell of a knife, I've been an admirer of his work for many years

    ps. lol a little confusion on the name haha
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
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  8. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    So that is the NON fancy version? Wow! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Love it, buddy. You two were meant to collaborate on stuff like this. Your styles are VERY complementary. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    thanks Matt! I agree with you

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  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  12. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Very cool, you guys are doing a fantastic job.
     
  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Apr 7, 2016
    Always a pleasure to see one of your designs go from paper to steel. This looks like another winner.
     
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  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    thanks very much :)
    Greg is a f'ing machine!
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  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the action on this knife is phenomenal, I'll post a vid in a bit
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  16. NORTHWEST_KNIFE_GUY

    NORTHWEST_KNIFE_GUY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    327
    Jul 14, 2017
    Beautiful work!
     
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  17. Paul Savage

    Paul Savage

    469
    May 22, 2005
    you couldn't have picked a more seasoned maker to collaborate with Lorien, Greg makes some of the finest folders aroud. I really like this one and I'm looking forward to the future pieces.
     
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  18. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    It really looks great, Lorien!
     
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  19. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    thanks all!
    it's humbling to work with Greg- a guy who's already forgotten more than I'll probably ever know about custom knives

     
  20. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    That's a beauty I really like that backspacer also, Congrats.
     
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